Oat, Raisin, and Nut Bars

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  • Makes 15 bars
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 204 calories
    • Fat 11 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 17 mg
    • Sodium 111 mg
    • Protein 3 g
    • Carbohydrate 25 g
    • Sugar 12 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 22 mg


  1. Check 8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  2. Check 2cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  3. Check 1/2cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  4. Check 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  5. Check 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. Check 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  7. Check 1/2cup packed light brown sugar
  8. Check 1teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. Check 1/2cup raisins
  10. Check 1/2cup unsalted mixed nuts, such as walnuts and almonds, roughly chopped
  11. Check 2ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 325° F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; butter the foil.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in the oat mixture, raisins, and nuts until combined.
  4. Press the oat-butter mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake until the edges are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. While still warm, cut into 15 bars. Let cool completely in the pan.
  5. Meanwhile, in a double boiler or a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring often, until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled bars and chill until set, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Storage suggestion: Keep the bars at room temperature, individually wrapped or between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.