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Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal Bars

These soft, buttery oatmeal bars are simple to make and are topped with a to-die-for browned butter icing!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 bars


Oatmeal Bars

  • 1 c butter or margarine
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ c flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 c quick oats

Browned Butter Icing

  • 5 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ½ c powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a pan. (See notes for size options)
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar.
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and oats and mix until combined.
  • Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and bake. (See notes for times, depending on pan size used)
  • While the bars are in the oven, make the frosting.
  • Place the butter in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until it turns light brown.
  • Remove from the heat immediately and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until you have a nice spreading consistency.
  • Pour the icing over the warm bars and spread.
  • Let cool then cut into bars and enjoy!


*Pan Size to Use
  • Jelly Roll Pan (10 ½" x 15 ½") - Bake 25-30 minutes OR
  • Half Sheet Pan (12" x 18") - Bake 15-17 minutes
Keyword cookie bars
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