Crispy Oatmeal Bars

Jenny commented on my previous blog asking what I made for the Potluck. Well, here it is.

I made some Crispy Oatmeal Bars for the Caring Place Community Kitchen potluck. We’ve got very short notice on the potluck, just the day before the potluck. I had to look for a recipe which I can make without going out for last minute shopping and I found this Crispy Oatmeal Bars where I had all the ingredients on hand.



  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or margarine or butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or raisins or other dried fruit or chocolate chips


Click on the link below for the instructions.


Preheat oven to 350F.

_MG_9865Cream together sugars and shortening.
_MG_9867Add egg, salt, vanilla and baking soda and mix well.
_MG_9869Blend in the remaining ingredients.
_MG_9870The dough will be stiff. Press the dough into the bottom of a greased 9″ x 13″ pan.

Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Do not overbake.

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  1. John Bollwitt

    This sounds excellent. We are oatmeal fiends, so I’m bookmarking this one for sure. 🙂

  2. Jennifer

    I had a craving for something sweet and had these ingredients on hand. I did use all white sugar because that is what I had. I used the coffee grinder some of the oats and did the same with some hazelnuts and added raisons and chopped hazelnuts. I also used half coconut oil and half butter for my shortening. Came out great!

  3. Frissia

    I like to try this recipe, but I wonder what flour should be used in making this oatmeal bar? Cake flour, all purpose flour or wheat flour?

    1. Suanne

      Hi Frissia, if not specified, flour is deemed to be all-purpose flour. Anyway, I will update the post to be make it clear. You can always substitute it with whole wheat flour for a healthier version.

  4. Courtney

    Can ‘old-fashioned oats’ be used instead of quick?

    1. Suanne

      Hi Courtney, you definitely can substitute quick oats with old fashioned oats which gives you a chewier texture.

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