Cookie Butter Oatmeal Bars

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Simple-to-make oatmeal bars with a gooey cookie butter (biscoff) and milk chocolate chip center. These cookie butter oatmeal bars are sure to be a huge hit! These bars are like the famous Carmelitas, but with COOKIE BUTTER instead! via chelseasmessyapron.com

Simple-to-make oatmeal bars with a gooey cookie butter (biscoff) and milk chocolate chip center. These cookie butter oatmeal bars are sure to be a huge hit!Simple-to-make oatmeal bars with a gooey cookie butter (biscoff) and milk chocolate chip center. These cookie butter oatmeal bars are sure to be a huge hit! via chelseasmessyapron.com Every year from the day after Thanksgiving right up until Christmas day, my mom always had tons of activities for our family to do. We participated in the craziness of Black Friday, there were candy Christmas countdowns, Christmas crafts, gift planning, service projects, etc.

My favorite part of the end of November to December? Hands down: the baking. We baked dozens and dozens of treats. For neighbors, for church members, for friends, for family. I loved being in the kitchen with my little sisters and my mom. Heating up the oven while it’s frozen outside and baking dozens of treats is quintessential Christmastime to me.

My all-time favorite treat we would make were these oatmeal caramel chocolate bars. I can’t even remember what my mom called them, but they were ahhhmazing. They were so good that I couldn’t help myself sneaking these bars from the gift plates we had assembled. I thought I was sneaky, but I’m pretty sure my mom knew…

Since it is officially Christmas baking time, I wanted to create a bar similar to the ones I always used to bake with my mom. These are pretty close but have a surprise filling…cookie butter!

These bars assemble pretty quick and are very simple to make. The only hard part is waiting for them to cool down!

Simple-to-make oatmeal bars with a gooey cookie butter (biscoff) and milk chocolate chip center. These cookie butter oatmeal bars are sure to be a huge hit! Recipe via chelseasmessyapron.com

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Cookie Butter Oatmeal Bars

4 from 1 vote
Simple-to-make oatmeal bars with a gooey cookie butter (biscoff) and milk chocolate chip center. These cookie butter oatmeal bars are sure to be a huge hit!
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Cookie Butter Oatmeal Bars

4 from 1 vote
Simple-to-make oatmeal bars with a gooey cookie butter (biscoff) and milk chocolate chip center. These cookie butter oatmeal bars are sure to be a huge hit!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Author Chelsea Lords

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 sticks (3/4ths cup) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup Cookie Butter or Biscoff spread*
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the butter and melt most of the way.
  • Add in the brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add in the oats, baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix.
  • Take half of this mixture and press it firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges.
  • Meanwhile, place the biscoff spread in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • When the bottom layer is done baking, remove and sprinkle the chocolate chips over it.
  • Slowly, pour the biscoff evenly over the chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over top of everything.
  • Bake for another 14-20 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges. (Mine always takes right around 16 minutes)
  • Remove and allow to cool. The cookie butter will be very gooey and soft at first, these bars take a while to be firm -- allow to completely cool before cutting.

Recipe Notes

*You can find Cookie Butter at Trader Joe's and Biscoff Spread at most grocery stores (look by the nut butters!)

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17 Comments

  1. Holy moly these bars!! There is so much good stuff in these I don’t even know where to begin! haha And with cookie butter …. sigh. I love that stuff. I’ve already started singing to Christmas music … now I just need to make these to go along with the singing!

    1. Hi Bonnie! “Cookie butter” is found at Trader Joes otherwise the exact same product is called “Biscoff” and I buy mine at Wal-mart by the peanut butter and jam! I hope that helps 🙂

    1. Hi Jean! “Cookie butter” is found at Trader Joes otherwise the exact same product is called “Biscoff” and I buy mine at Wal-mart by the peanut butter and jam! I hope that helps ?

  2. These were sooo good. Definitely going in my baking rotation. I am vegan so used earth balance in place of the butter. They came out a touch greasy (maybe due to the eb) so I might cut that back a bit next time. Also used butterscotch chips and pecans in place of the chocolate chips. They were really so good. I might experiment with swapping out cookie butter for peanut butter with chocolate chips for something different.

    1. So happy you enjoyed these bars Jennifer! 🙂 And all your variation ideas sound AMAZING! You’ll have to let me know how you like it with peanut butter!

  3. 4 stars
    These were absolutely amazing! I couldn’t taste the cookie butter as much as I would have liked though. The calorie count is also way off. Cookie butter itself is 210 calories per 2 tablespoons so there is no way that a bar is less than that.

    1. Glad you enjoyed!! Where are you seeing a calorie count? Doesn’t look like there is one on this recipe yet!

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