February 8, 2022| By

Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
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Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars are a thick, buttery, chewy cookie dessert that is perfect for any occasion! Enjoy this treat hot and fresh out of the oven with a cold glass of milk, a cup of coffee, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

If you have been craving mouthwatering desserts then satisfy your sweet tooth with my Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies or my Three Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie.

chocolate chip pecan oatmeal bar with flake salt on top

Who doesn't love baked chocolate chip cookies? The scent alone brings back childhood memories of waiting for a sweet treat to come out of the oven. In just a matter of minutes, you will have all the flavor you love from chocolate chip cookies baked into a delicious bar.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars has everything I love most about homemade cookies; gooey dark chocolate chips, nestled in warm, chewy oatmeal with chunks of toasted nuts. Serve them at your next get-together and watch how fast they go!

cut up chocolate chip pecan oatmeal bars on a baking sheet with a bowl of chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars ingredients

The great thing about this recipe is that you more than likely already have everything you need already stocked in your kitchen!

  • Butter: Use room temperature butter in order for it to cream properly.
  • Sugars: I used both brown and granulated sugar although I used more brown sugar than white, for added moisture and color.
  • Vanilla extract: This enhances the flavor of the dessert.
  • Eggs: This contributes to the structure of the cookie. Without it, the bars are crumbly.
  • Old Fashioned Oats: I used these for added density. You can use quick cooking oats in a pinch but the texture will vary.
  • All Purpose Flour: This is a necessary ingredient for baked goods.
  • Baking soda: Double check the expiration date. Expired baking soda can still be used but may result in flat cookies with less texture. We want our Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars to be chewy!
  • Kosher salt: Add just enough for taste.
  • Pecans: Nuts are delicious but totally optional. If pecans aren't your thing, substitute with walnuts, almonds, or macadamia nuts.
  • Dark Chocolate Chips: These add some nutrients and cuts back on some of the sugar in milk chocolate chips. Dark chocolate also has a richer taste. But milk chocolate, white chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate chips would work well in this recipe too.
cut up cookie bars on a baking sheet

tips for baking Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars

  • Brown the butter prior to mixing and baking for an added depth of flavor.
  • Let them cool before slicing or they will far apart.
  • In order to cut them perfectly every time, use a ruler than mark it with toothpicks. Use a serrated knife.

Avoid tough or dry Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars by measuring flour correctly. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly measure flour!

Also, do not overmix the dough. As soon as the flour is fully incorporated, stop mixing! Give it a quick fold to make sure that there's no dry spots on the bottom of the bowl and you're done!

chocolate oozing out of a chocolate chip pecan oatmeal bars

storing leftovers

If you have leftovers (how?!) let the bars cool before storing them. Place them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days.

You can also freeze them. Cut them into bars then store them in a freezer-safe container for up to two months. When you are ready to enjoy them, just thaw and serve!


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chocolate chip pecan oatmeal bar with flake salt on top

Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Bars are a thick, buttery, chewy cookie dessert that is perfect for any occasion! Enjoy this treat hot and fresh out of the oven with a cold glass of milk, a cup of coffee, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Serving: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Calories: 629kcal


  • 1 cup Butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 ½ cups Old fashioned oats
  • 1 ¾ cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cup Pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups Dark chocolate chips 


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add butter, brown sugar, and sugar to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed for 3-4 minutes, until combined and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add each egg, one at a time. Then add vanilla extract.
  • Add oats, flour, baking soda, and salt to the mixture and continue to mix until just combined. Then add pecans and dark chocolate chips. Continue to mix until added ingredients are evenly distributed, about 20 seconds.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking pan with baking spray or line with parchment paper. Spread dough evenly across the pan. 
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes. Allow bars to set for at least 15 minutes. 


Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast, desserts
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    These bars came out AMAZING!!!!!! Great texture, great taste even though mine did not have any vanilla in them. When I printed the recipe, it cut out the line where it says to add the vanilla, oh well. I didn't notice it until after they were in the oven and I was cleaning up!!!!! LOL

  2. 5 stars
    This is the best chocolate chip bar I’ve ever baked! And, I’ve tried a lot. The pecans and oats add so much texture. Simply delicious!

    • Hi, there's no mention of baking powder in this post. Can you clarify what you're referring to so that I can help? Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I didn’t see where the recipe indicated when to put in vanilla. So, I put it in right after the eggs. I also toasted the pecans. Just delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    These were so easy and a big hit. We shared with company and froze the rest, but they did not last long. More company on the horizon. I will surely make these again! Thank you, Britney!

  5. 5 stars
    These oat bars are perfection! I've been enjoying them with coffee in the morning and it has been the best! The flavors and texture of these bars are wonderful! Thanks for the recipe

  6. 5 stars
    These were perfect, they made my house smell delicious. I served them for afternoon tea and it was smiles all around.

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