Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Bars

Today we’re sharing a recipe for butterscotch chip oatmeal bars.  This is one of the best bar cookie recipes and the butterscotch chips just set it over the top.

If you’ve been looking for a good oatmeal bar recipe than you’ve come to the right place.  This is a tried and true recipe that can be made with any kind of chips.  We’ve made them with semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and even white chocolate chips.  You could even substitute raisins instead of chips if you were looking for a healthier option.

What makes Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Bars so great?

These truly are an awesome recipe if you’re wanting something sweet but want a healthier choice.  While they can be eaten as a dessert, they can also be served for a snack or breakfast.  The even better thing is you can whip up a pan of these when you want to make cookies but don’t have the time or energy as they come together in little to no time. These are honestly our go-to recipe when we’re too lazy to make cookies but want a little treat.

Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Bars

Delicious, melt in your mouth, butterscotch chip oatmeal bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bar Cookie Recipe, Cookie Recipe, Oatmeal Bars
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butterscotch or chocolate chips


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.

  2. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix just until combined.

  4. Press into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.

  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 – 16 minutes.

These oatmeal bars store well at room temperature for several days or up to a week.  We store them in a baking dish and covered on the counter.  You can even heat them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if you want one to be warm and gooey again.

We’d love to hear what you think about the recipe.  Please give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.  Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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2 thoughts on “Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Bars

  • I made these bars and my family loved them, the pan was gone within the hour. I add a cup of pecans, semisweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and peanut butter chips. I hope that when you make, you like them as much as we did. Thanks for this recipe.

    • Hi Rene,

      Thank you for sharing. Those additions sound wonderful and we will definitely have to try making these bars your way! Thank you so much and we’re happy your family loved them as much as ours does too!

      Thank you,
      Ashley Bilyeu

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