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Oatmeal Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
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Oatmeal Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars taste like a dream, but you can make them become a reality easily!  Enjoy thick and chewy, buttery soft oatmeal cookie bars loaded with butterscotch and chocolate chips for a super fun treat the whole family will love! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch, chocolate chip, cookie bars, oatmeal, oatmeal bars, oats
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Kim Lange


  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon. vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon. salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups rolled oats quick oats or combo of oats
  • cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line with parchment for easy removal.
  • In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking soda,and rolled oats together, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, using mixer or by hand beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth and light.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat in.
  • Add dry ingredient mixture to wet mixture and continue mixing together until combined. Fold in chocolate and butterscotch chips, reserving some for the top of the bars.
  • Spread or press cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle remaining butterscotch and chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. After 25 minutes, check cookie bars by giving the pan a little shake. If it jiggles in the middle, put the pan back in and try again every 5 minutes until there is no longer any jiggle and it’s better to not overbake.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Double recipe for large batch in 9x13 pan


Other options: Can easily make these gluten-free by using flour like Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 and gluten-free oats.