Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I made something YUMMY today.....they are my Aunt Rose's Oatmeal Bars!!  They are special because they have chocolate chips and chocolate frosting!  I just HAD to share them with you.....
I don't know why they taste so good.....they are, after all, only chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (which taste great already!).....but there is something about the frosting on them that changes the taste into something even better!
I decided to make cookies because look what I got this past weekend.....
These were on sale at my super Walmart -- I don't know if they had extra or what, but they were all $1.70 each!!  I grabbed what was left!! LOL  I bet these will last me through my Christmas cookie baking, too!

So, the recipe.....
This recipe is from the 1960's -- my father's sister Rose gave it to my mom when she was first married to my dad!  There's a reason it's lasted this long!! :-D  (although their marriage only lasted 2 years! LOL)

Start with softened butter, sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of hot water (I don't know why, but I just do it!).....
Mix it all up, then add eggs and mix it again.....
Then combine flour, baking soda, salt, and oatmeal.....
Add it in and mix it up.....
Then, my favorite part......
I always have to throw 4 or 5 in my mouth!! :-D  The recipe says to add 1/2 cup, but I always add a full cup - you have to!  You can add nuts too, if you like them.
Mix in the chocolate chips and then spread the batter in a greased (I use spray) 9x13 pan.....
And bake it at 350 for 25-30 minutes (I bake it for 25 minutes in my oven).
When it's done, cool it for an hour or so, then MAKE the FROSTING!!!!  Yay!

Melt butter.....
Stir in vanilla....
....and cocoa.....
Then add powdered sugar and a little milk.....
.....and stir and stir and stir until it's all smooth and chocolatey!!.....

Spread it on, and it's ready to EAT!!  Yum Yum!.....
When I was a girl, my mom would cut them into small 2inch x 2inch squares, but I can't do that with these gluttons -- this will be GONE tomorrow!  I mean, just look at the size of the squares in the beginning of this post!! LOL  That's ok, I love baking goodies for my family! :-D

I'll type out the recipe below, since I didn't give the specifics with the pictures.....

1 c. butter
2/3 c. white sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar (I just use white again and add 2 T. of molasses)
1 T. hot water
1t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. flour
1t. baking soda
1/2t. salt
2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. chocolate chips (I always use 1 c.)
1/2 c. nuts (if you want them)

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes

3 T. butter
1t. vanilla
2 T. cocoa
1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
2 T. milk

Follow the directions with my pictures, and ENJOY!!!!^-^


  1. Thank you for the yummy recipe of Aunt Rose's Oatmeal Bars! Can't wait to make them!

  2. We'll definitely enjoy! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Wow...they sure do look GOOD. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us...before long you are going to need a recipe tab for quick reference. ;-)

    1. Hahaha!! Wait until my Christmas baking! ;-D
      And I don't think I could figure out HOW to make a recipe tab....I know there's a way on here, somewhere....! :-)

  4. Hi Lisa Diane! Thanks for asking about linking to APP. I don't mind in the least if you do... are you sure it's good enough??? Just my inferiority complex kicking in.. So glad you like!
    Best wishes

    1. Oh, that's an inferiority complex all right....a MISGUIDED one!! LOL
      You have almost 500 followers, I think your ideas and projects are definitely good enough! Besides, I think it's brilliant, and I'm hardly ever wrong!! (hee hee!) ;-D

      Thanks for letting me share it!

  5. Oh Yumminess..smile...Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. Thanks for the recipe. 'Looks good. Hey, we are both in the Homespun Ornies Swap at Bumble Bee Lane :)

    1. Oh, that's great!! I think it's going to be fun! :-D
      Thanks for saying "hi"!

  7. Hi Lisa Diane, I wanted to visit your blog too! Very nice ideas and recipes. I'm getting more inspired to start canning. I saw a glimpse into your pantry of all those lovely jars filled with good food! Yummy. Great recipes on your blog too! I'm glad you're enjoying peace and tranquility in your woods. We moved into our quiet home straight from Danvers, MA... a nice but crowded town. I love waking up to the woods, the sounds of birds, the smell of fresh pine AND the ability to walk outside in my pajamas without a care in the world. I also love home improvement projects. Heavens knows, we've had many. Good Luck transforming your home into your Primitive Dream Home. Bye for now, Bernadine