Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

***Check out my new blog to find pics of this delicious dessert!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
2 cups quick oats
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided

1. Heat oven to 375. Coat a 8 x 8 x 2-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter on medium-high speed until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low and beat in milk, then flour mixture. Stir in oats and 1 cup of the chocolate chips.
3. Spread batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Microwave remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips for 30 seconds; stir until smooth and drizzle over bars. Cut into squares.

Makes: 16 bars.

{Kudos to: Family Circle magazine}

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