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Salted Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Crispy corners. Soft, chewy centers. Mixed in one bowl. Salted Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Bars are the perfect antidote to the stay-at-home blues.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars, Dark Chocolate, Oatmeal
Servings: 16 (smallish) squares
Author: The Subversive Table | Lis Lam


  • 8x8 Baking Pan
  • Hand Mixer


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal (not the quick cooking kind)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt (for sprinkling on top)


  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Generously butter an 8x8 baking pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars with a hand mixer until fluffy and light in color, about 4-6 minutes.
    bowl filled with creamed butter and sugar batter
  • Add egg and vanilla. Combine until just mixed.
    egg in batter
  • Add flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Beat until the mixture comes together. Add chocolate chips and mix well with spatula. The batter will be thick and stiff.
    white bowl with batter for dark chocolate oatmeal bars
  • Spread evenly into the baking pan. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Bake until corners are slightly browned and crispy looking and the center is set, about 18-22 minutes.
    square baking pan with unbaked oatmeal bar
  • Set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy!
    dark chocolate oatmeal bars, cut into squares


*Cut into 16 smallish squares or 9 giant ones.  Enjoy!