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Three cookie bars stacked on a white plate

Chocolate Chip Adult Cookie Bars

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This recipe takes all the great flavor of a classic cookie bar and adds in some healthy, aphrodisiac ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Dish Type cookie
Cooking Style Baking
Diet and Health healthy-ish
Seasonal Christmas, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Holiday season, Labor Day, Mother's Day
Ingredient Dark Chocolate Chips, oatmeal
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 24 bars
Author Amy Reiley

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a 10 x 13-inch pan.
  • Pulse the oats in a food processor or blender until they form a coarse flour.
  • Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  • Cream the butter in the bowl of a mixer. Add the apple sauce, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks and nuts. Spread into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack.
  • Cut into bars for serving.