Tropic Thunder Bars & Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

I didn’t have much going on Tuesdays so I thought I’d join some new memes. These two look really good with fun participants and great recipes.
Tasty Tuesday is hosted by Jen over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Tuesdays at the Table is hosted by Andrea over at My Chihauhau Bites

1 1/4 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup apricot pineapple jam
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup walnuts, minced

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add the brown sugar and oatmeal and mix well.
  • Fold in the butter until well blended.
  • Spread dough evenly into a well greased 9×9 baking pan.
  • Stir together the jam, coconut and walnuts.
  • Spread on top of the batter.
  • Bake 20 minutes.

1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 cup flour, sifted
1 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1/4 cup walnuts, minced
6 ounces Hershey’s Milk chocolate bar

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream 1 cup softened butter, vanilla and sugars together until well blended.
  • Add egg yolks and beat well.
  • Add flour and oatmeal alternately and mix until well blended.
  • Spread batter into a well greased 13×9 pan for 20 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • Melt the Hershey bar chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter together.
  • Spread over the bar layer.
  • Sprinkle with the walnuts immediately.
  • Cut into squares.

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Both of these sound really good! Thanks for sharing them with us. I have everything I need for the chocolate oatmeal bars so I’m heading to the kitchen!!:)


Both recipes look delicious. I can imagine all sorts of variations of the tropic bars (though I’d have to come up with a clever new title if I used raspberry jam!). thanks for the recipes.