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Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

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Cookies are great for any season! So, why not make a batch of these Chocolate Chip Oat Squares and pop them in the freezer to have a treat when the craving hits!

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Holy hotness!!! Someone turned up the temperature gauge to bust today. We knew it was coming and there’s no hiding when it hits. Welcome to summer in Andalucia!

When the heat hits like this, I try so hard to get organized with food. Because at the end of the day, we like to eat. Surprise! But, let’s face it, cooking and baking can be a real chore when you’re living in an inferno. And did I mention, I am living in an inferno.

But, I’ll continue to suffer through the mid summer heat doing what I do best, cooking.

And for now, we’re going to take a look at these delightful little morsels of goodness.

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Ingredients To Make The Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

And here’s a little show and tell of the main stars of the show. Nothing fancy, just your basic baking ingredients. Remember, the full recipe is always located at the bottom of the post. .

Ingredients to make the Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

This is honestly much like Chocolate Chip Cookies, but with the addition of oats. So, we start by mixing the sugars and butter together until we have a smooth and light-ish batter like you see here.

Now we add those eggs, one at a time and mix well after each addition. We add eggs one at a time to make sure they get mixed into the butter nice and good and not just into each other. If that makes any kind of sense!

Add the Dry Ingredients And Finish Them Off

Let’s add the flour and oats. Mix with a wooden spoon just to incorporate. Toss in the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Easy.

Okay, so this just take a bit of patience. The best way to do it is to mound 4 or 5 heaps of the cookie dough on the baking tray, evenly spread out. Then start flattening it down with a wooden spoon. You can use your hands if you find this works better. Push it in evenly and firmly until the bottom is covered.

Pop it into the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Fresh From The Oven

And just like that, we have some cookies to leave to cool and enjoy!

This batch makes a lot, like 45 squares. You an cut them into bigger bars if you like. I quite liked the squares. It means you can have more!

These freeze great. Just let them cool completely and store them in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn. Nobody likes freezer burn.

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

These were well received at our place. My husband, who doesn’t like to admit he has as sweet tooth, ate more than I care to count. I enjoyed more than my share as well.

They are a great snacking cookie. These are not chewy or dense cookies. They are lighter, almost scone like with oats. And then studded with dark chocolate for extra goodness.

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Hungry For More Ideas

Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Well, my dear friends that’s it for today’s short and sweet recipe. Hope you are all staying cool and enjoying the kick off to summer. I’m off to sit in front of a large fan with a cold drink.

Make the cookies and enjoy them with a LARGE iced coffee. Yum.

Keep on cooking and I’ll see you in a few days. Cheers!

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close up of the Chocolate Chip Oat squares
Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

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Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Cookies are great for any season! So, why not make a batch of these Chocolate Chip Oat Squares and pop them in the freezer to have a treat when the craving hits!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: bar cookies, chocolate chips
Servings: 45 squares
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi sweet


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 C. Grease and line with parchment paper a large baking tray, 9 x 13 inches
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the two sugars with the butter. Mix on high speed for about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each additions. Whisk in vanilla
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the flour and the oats to the batter and stir until just combined, about a minute.
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Press evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and lay tray on a cooling rack and leave them to cool completely.
  • Cut into squares and store in an airtight container. Will keep up to 3 days. Freeze up to two months.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.


  1. Any kind of chocolate chips will work in this recipe, but I used dark semi sweet.
  2. You can dot extra chocolate over the cookie dough once you have pressed it into the pan.
  3. These bars are not chewy, but more oat like with the texture of a scone almost. 
  4. These freeze really well.  Just make sure you let them cool completely before freezing.  Also, use an airtight container so they don’t get freezer burn.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Oat Squares
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 146IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on June 22nd, 2020
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16 Comments on “Chocolate Chip Oat Squares”

  1. 5 stars
    So here I am coffee in hand checking my email and yours istop of the pile. Thank goodness my wife had made some choc chip cookies and we still had a few left as I read this recipe.

    As always your photos are wonderful and this reads so well. i am going to have to make some of these and pretend that the oats make it healthy and not a sugar fest !

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious and fast! I love just pressing the dough in instead of forming cookies, great idea. These didn’t make it to my freezer 😉

    • Did you only bake these for 15 mins. as stated in the recipe? That seems awfully short for a 13×9 pan. Mine were no where near done.

  3. 5 stars
    It isn’t hot here, but it would be totally worth baking in the heat to make these squares! They disappeared so fast I wasn’t even able to get some in the freezer! Delicious.

  4. 5 stars
    I love cookies and I love squares. You just combined two of my favourite things! Luckily for us, we found a commercial quarter counter top oven (Holman) that doesn’t heat up the house when we bake. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    Call me lazy, but I love the idea of making one giant cookie bar instead of individually scooping out a whole bunch of individual cookies! And bonus points for using dark chocolate instead of raisins. 🙂

  6. I made these, yesterday. Is 15 mins. the correct total baking time? For a 13×9 pan, that doesn’t seem right and mine were no where near done. I left them in for an additional 4 minutes and they were still raw.

    • Hi Amy, I used a jelly roll pan that was 13 x 9 inches. The cookie dough was flattened out quite thin and they did bake in 15 minutes. I’ve made them about 5 times at this time. I would say this, when they come out of the oven, they are still really wobbly in the middle and they are supposed to be this way. Otherwise they will be dry as they cool. I do know that baking time does vary from oven to oven and even the type of pan you use, (even if it is the size stated). I hope this helps.

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