My little sister came in town this past weekend! We had too much fun catching up! I hadn’t seen her in almost two months!!! 🙁 I know, I know, that’s not that long, but going from seeing her every single day to never seeing her is tough! She lives in the sorority house like I did. Only problem with living in the house (or dorm), is not having a kitchen to use. Especially for someone that loves to cook! When I came home, I would try all of the Pinterest recipes I had been pinning over the past month. I would bake, bake, bake, and bake some more! Then I’d bring all of the goodies back to Tuscaloosa with me. Yes, I shared them! My sister also enjoys baking, so that’s what we did all weekend! And of course ate all of our goodies. If I’m being honest, I ate a little too much! But hey, it was Halloween weekend, so it’s okay right?!?
We decided to make some oatmeal bars inspired by one of my favorite bloggers Tieghan Gerard. She is the author of the blog Half Baked Harvest. You can find the original recipe here- Half Baked Harvest Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Had to keep it semi healthy with all the Halloween candy around! Boy were they delicious! They were crumbly, and chocolatey, and cinnamony! What more do you need?! Plus these yummy oatmeal bars are made with wheat flour and oats so they are an awesome whole grain treat!
I hope you enjoy them just as much as we did!
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2½ cups old fashion oats
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 cup of melted coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 TBSP of Vanilla
- 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a 9x13 baking dish
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips.
- Mix with an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer
- Mix in about ½ cup of chocolate chips
- Pour half of the batter into your greased baking dish
- Top the batter with the rest of your chocolate chips
- Pour the other half of the batter over your chocolate chips
- Bake for about 20 minutes