Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
Contributed by Diana

1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup shortening (I use butter flavored)
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 - 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
I add raisins too!

Heat oven to 350 degress.  Grease 9X13 pan.  In large bowl, beat brown sugar
and shortening until light and fluffy.  Add molasses, vanilla, and eggs;  
blend well.  Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt;  blend well.  Stir 
in nuts and chocolate chips.  Spread in greased pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until ilght golden brown and center
is set.  Cool slightly.  cut into bars.  Serve warm or cool.  Eat entire pan
by yourself!
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