Chewy Chocolate, Oat & Raisin Cookie Bars
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 16
Crisp on the edges, chewy in the middle with texture from oats, chunks of milk chocolate and juicy raisins.
  • 160g flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 115g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 90g raisins
  • 120g rolled oats
  • 225g milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 180ÂșC.
  2. Lightly butter 23cm square pan and line the base with baking parchment.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on high-speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and milk until smooth. At this point, the mixture may look curdled and you can take a hand whisk to it and give it a few energetic stirs to get it to come back together. (It may still look a bit separated after, but not to worry.)
  5. Stir in the flour mixture, then stir in the raisins, oats, and chocolate chips just until combined.
  6. Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan and bake the bars for 20 to 25 minutes, until set round the edges, but not completely in the middle.
  7. Let cool completely in the pan then cut into squares. Will keep in an airtight container for several days.
Adapted from David Lebovitz's Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at