Chewy Spice BarsI first sampled these bars when a student’s mother brought them in for a party…
Chewy Spice Bars
1 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon milk 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups quick-cooking oats 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup cornflakes
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in milk and vanilla.
Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in.
Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack.
Cut into bars.