These bars are quite tasty. In my old Betty Crocker cookbook, they are classified as a cookie bar. But, they are ooey gooey and definitely could also fit into the candy category.
They are very rich, so you may want to cut your bars somewhat small.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
You will need a greased 9″ square pan.
1/2 cup(1 stick) butter, melted
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt( if the butter is salted, do not use)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a large pan, melt the butter. Remove from heat and mix in the oatmeal, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and salt-if using.
Spread in the square baking pan.
Bake for 6-8 minutes or until bubbly.
Take out of oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top- right away.
Let soften for about 5 minutes and with a knife, spread the chips.
Put it in the refrigerator for about an hour or maybe a little longer. This makes it a whole lot easier to cut and get out of the pan.
After cutting, store them in the fridge.
Cutting them into 2″x1″ bars will give you 36 pieces.