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The ingredients for this recipe include 1.5 cups of packed brown sugar, 1 cup of softened butter or margarine, 2 tablespoons molasses, 2 teaspoons vanilla and 2 eggs. Three cups of quick-cooking oats, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup of chopped nuts and 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips are also needed.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses, vanilla and eggs. Stir in the oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Lastly, mix in the nuts and chocolate chips. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking pan.
Bake the oatmeal mixture for about 20 to 30 minutes or until it is a light golden brown and the center is set. Allow the baked mixture to cool completely, about one hour. For bars, cut into eight rows by six rows. To add more flavor to these oatmeal bars, add in raisins and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.