5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Bars
Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Bars
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
These Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Bars are the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. They come together quickly and always bring lots of "wow" reviews!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Bars
Servings: 48 bars
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • For the candied pecans:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • kosher salt a pinch
  • For the bars:
  • 2 cups dried cherries
  • 1 14.4- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 ⅓ cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with baking spray and then line with parchment paper, allowing a few inches of overhang over the long sides of the pan.

  2. For the candied pecans, combine pecans, honey and melted butter in a small bowl. Toss to coat pecans with honey/butter mixture. Set aside.

  3. In a medium-size saucepan, combine dried cherries and sweetened condensed milk. Cook and stir over medium heat just until bubbly. Set aside to cool slightly while preparing the dough.
  4. In a medium-size bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar and vanilla, mix well.
  5. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats until incorporated. The dough will be thick.
  6. With floured hands, evenly press half of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Keep dipping your hands in flour if the dough is sticky.

  7. Drop spoonfuls of the cherry mixture over the prepared crust. Spread evenly over the surface.

  8. Sprinkle evenly with reserved oat mixture, using floured fingers if dough is sticky. Sprinkle half of the chocolate chips and half of the prepared pecans over the topping. Reserve remaining chips and pecans. Bake for 20 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and pecans. Return to oven for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown and center is not wiggly when pan is gently moved. If top is getting too brown, cover lightly with foil during last 5-10 minutes of baking.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.