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Best Ever Oatmeal Bars

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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

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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Jessie Jane (Lilyshop) on 3.19.2013

Yes! Coconut is pretty awesome : )

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adeline on 3.19.2013

So glad you have the original recipe for us to see…I too love old recipes and love fruit in my bars. This sounds wonderful & coconut makes everything yummy !
Thank You

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Jessie Jane (Lilyshop) on 3.18.2013

Hi guys! The old recipe is posted on my blog if you follow the link you can see it : )

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Pat Mendell on 3.17.2013

I love old recipes, please let us see the original recipe.
Pat

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polymerpig on 3.16.2013

These sound great…I’m all for doubling coconut! Just curious what types of dried fruits were in the original recipe…raisins at least I assume. I may add some in …or chocolate chips…decisions decisions…!

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Jean on 12.27.2013

The flavor of these bars is excellent. I found however that an 8″ x 8″ pan made the bars fairly thick and mine did not cook in 20 minutes. It took them about 45 minutes to cook. I’m not sure if this is due to my using Earth Balance Shortening instead of butter? After they finally cooked, they were delicious!

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SallyM on 6.27.2013

Everytime I walk into the kitchen, my feet take me on autopilot to the pan of these cookies. The butter/ oatmeal/ coconut combine in a wonderful way. I doubled the vanilla. So good!

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paulaleet on 5.15.2013

OMG, I made these because the story was so sweet and I like all her recipes so far. The bars are so good it is crazy. I have never had anything better. They are my favorite new dessert love love love

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texasokie on 3.30.2013

These are really awesome. I typically don’t like coconut so I wondered if I would like them. But I love a good oatmeal cookie. And these are super. I didn’t really even notice the coconut texture but it did add a nice extra flavor component. Since they are in bar form they are nice and chewy which is a must for any cookie that I make. You gotta try these!

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