Oatmeal and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars Recipe

Oatmeal and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars RecipeHow many of you have ever tried Endangered Species Chocolate? If you’ve never tried chocolate by this company…you’re really missing out! These chocolates are Fairtrade, Non-GMO/Gluten-free and creating positive change in our environment.

Recently I received a few bars of chocolate from Endangered Species and decided to make one of their recipes. This recipe is easy-to-prepare and oh my gosh…so very good! My family of three devoured the whole entire pan in less than 24 hours!

Makes 12 2” squares or 24 bars.

Oatmeal and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars Recipe

Oatmeal and Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

½ cup butter or trans-fat free spread
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ cup uncooked oatmeal
½ cup almonds, coarsly choped
3 oz. (1 bar) Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate with Almonds and Cranberries (wolf), coarsely chopped into ¼ inch chunks.

Note: I didn’t have any almonds on hand so I just completely omitted them and the recipe still turned out perfectly!

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

CREAM together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Add flour, salt and oats. Stir in almonds and chocolate. The mixture will be stiffer than a cookie dough.

SPRAY an 8” square baking dish with the nonstick cooking spray. Put mixture into the baking dish and flatten with your hands to make an even layer. **Handy tip – spray your palms with non-stick spray and this step is made VERY easy**

BAKE for 35-40 minutes, until top is slightly browned. Let cool and then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.

Endangered Species Chocolate Bars

You can learn more about Endangered Species Chocolates by visiting the company’s site online. You can find delicious recipes by visiting their blog. I absolutely LOVE the chocolate from this company and looking forward to trying out some of their additional recipes.

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Disclosure: Shelly received several complimentary bars of chocolate from Endangered Species Chocolates. No monetary compensation was received.


  1. Cathy Jarolin says:

    This is my kind of recipe! Easy and Delicious! lol! I will pin this one and make this one. Can’t pass it up! Thankyou so much for sharing this Yummy Recipe! We are going to my Daughters House on Thanksgiving. This recipe would be perfect to bring for all to taste. Everyone loves Chocolate Chunks so I know this will be a Hit..

  2. Got an update for ya all. My daughter made this recipe yesterday and she couldn’t find that brand of chocolate at the store. She used a different brand of chocolate bar with almonds in it….and said the recipe turned out perfectly for her.

  3. ellen beck says:

    I aactually have tried their chocolate and it is quite good. I dont eat much chocolaye, but theirs os nice and has a good tasste. Your recipe ooks delicious I bet it smells wonderful when baking!

  4. Richard Hicks says:

    They really look so yummy.. Like the special chocolate too. I could easily down a few of these in one sitting.

  5. Tamra Phelps says:

    The recipe looks great to me! I love chocolate in anything, lol. I haven’t tried Endangered Species Chocolate yet, but I’ll look for it.

  6. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have ever tried this brand, but since I adore dark chocolate I am sure I would love these bars. I am going to try this recipe soon with some sort of dried fruit and nuts if I can’t find these bars nearby.

  7. I have not heard of this chocolate brand before. These bars looks so very good and I like the idea of supporting fair trade.

  8. Sandy Cain says:

    This looks like a great recipe. I have to say that I’ve never seen the Endangered Species brand before. (Not surprising, the stores in my area are really small and don’t carry a lot of brands). The Dark Chocolate with almonds and cranberries sounds absolutely delicious!

  9. Great recipe! I really love Endangered Species Chocolates bars. I love that they are gluten free and have vegan options, so I can still enjoy great chocolate.

  10. I’ve got all the ingredients but the Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate. I like the idea of making bars (so much quicker). So I’ll save this recipe and make some soon. thanks.

  11. I had a dark chocolate Endangered Species Chocolate bar years ago and clearly it’s time for another! I love oats and almonds, so I’d love this recipe. Easy enough to sub some gluten free flour too as it’s becoming more popular in stores now.

  12. Yum! I love chocolate, this is definitely something that I would love to try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  13. Brandi Dawn says:

    Thank you for another awesome recipe! What a great way to use fair trade chocolate!

  14. Sherry Compton says:

    I’ve seen those bars before and wondered about them. They look good and I like the idea. Have to say I would do some eating as I made these bars, but wow the bars look great too! Can’t go wrong with chocolate chunk!