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Best Ever Oatmeal Bars

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

 
This recipe for the Best Ever Oatmeal Bars was found by TK member Jessie Jane on a piece of paper at an antique shop! It doesn’t get more intriguing than that. I love old recipes passed down from one generation to the next, so I knew I had to try it, and I’m so glad I did.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Here’s what you’ll need: brown sugar, white sugar, butter, vanilla extract, an egg, baking soda, salt, flour, shredded coconut, and old-fashioned oats.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Add the brown sugar and butter into a mixing bowl.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

You can use a stand mixer but if the butter is soft enough you can do it by hand and mix until well blended.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Add the vanilla extract.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Mix in the egg.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Add baking soda, salt, and flour.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Mix until fully combined.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Add the oats.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Add the coconut.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Combine well until uniform in texture.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Pour into a buttered 8×8 pan and spread with the back of a spatula.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

Allow the baked oatmeal to cool before cutting into bars of any shape you please.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Best Ever Oatmeal Bars. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Jessie Jane of Lilyshop.

You can taste the history and love put into this recipe. It’s sure to be something you’ll want to continue to pass along throughout the generations. Visit Jessie Jane at Lilyshop for more recipes!

 
 

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Best Ever Oatmeal Bars

See the full recipe post on Jessie Jane (Lilyshop)’s site!
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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 12

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Description

This oatmeal bar recipe was taken from a sheet of paper I found at my antique store. Someone took the time to write this recipe down and detail every ingredient. Someone probably loved this recipe and now it has a new home. My home! And hopefully your home. I changed the recipe slightly as I didn’t want to add all the dried fruit and the original recipe made a crazy amount of bars. I also doubled the coconut. My Aunt Kelly swears by these. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups White Sugar
  • ½ cups Butter
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ cups Flour
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. In the bowl of a stand mixer blend sugars and butter on medium until combined.

2. Add vanilla and egg. Mix well.

3. Add baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix until well combined.

4. By hand add coconut and oats. Combine everything and pour into a buttered 8×8 pan.

5. Bake at 325 F for 18-20 minutes.

6. Remove from oven. Let them cool. Cut into bars.

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books Girl Hunter and Food Heroes, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 

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rmac on 12.24.2013

Please provide the original recipe so we can make our own changes. Let us make the changes that fit us and our lifestyles. Thanks.

Elizabeth Tarlow on 12.24.2013

Thank you, gfriday =) Merry Christmas!

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gfriday on 12.24.2013

These were quite good. I doubled the recipe and used a half-sheet pan. These are very simple and easy, but tasty. They’ll work for breakfasts or they’d be good hot with ice cream. (Elizabeth, I don’t think this recipe would work with steel cut oatmeal.)

Elizabeth Tarlow on 12.24.2013

Your Oatmeal Bars look delicious! Do you think the recipe would work with Steel Cut Oats?

Maribelle on 12.24.2013

For my husband, please, could you provide the original? You know the “crazy amount” is not a bad option for those of us who have more people and/or fewer who “need” crazy amounts. The part that is for my husband would be desirous of “all the dried fruit.” His late sister made a fruit cake which she started in June by candying her own fruit. We would all appreciate it. Thank you and a most Merry Christmas!