Hospice House Memories & Gooey Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

This weekend was my Grandma’s 80th Birthday!

grandma 80

It also would’ve been my Grandparents 61st wedding anniversary. How special to be invited to a Hospice House Balloon Launch the same day, in honor of loved ones lost this past year.  We are so sad Grandpa is gone, and Ty especially, still cries sad tears about it, but we know we will see him again one day! He is happy and pain-free with Jesus! You can meet him here

We have such wonderful memories at Hospice House….See that puppy in the photo below?

His name is Rascal, and he brought Grandpa comfort, as his days on earth were drawing to a close.  And now, this sweet puppy brings the kids comfort when they miss their Great Grandpa.

Great Grandma gave Rascal to Paxton for his 3rd birthday this summer, and he has slept with him ever since. If you ask him, he got Rascal from Grandpa AND Jesus. 🙂  It was important he came along with us Saturday to the Balloon Launch.

balloon launch

  Speaking of good memories, let’s move on to the recipe part of today’s post.

   Isn’t it funny how certain foods can bring feelings flooding back? 

  Aunt Kasey brought over a big plate full, still warm right after we got home from the hospital from Avery’s birth. I think I had 2 before supper and 2 after, no joke!!!!

  Anyhow, if you loved “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone Bars” you will LOOOOOOOOOOVE Kasey’s Gooey Chocolate Oatmeal bars.

Gooey Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

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Gooey Chocolate Oatmeal Bars


  • 2-½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 T. Butter Or Butter Crisco
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2-½ cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 3 cups Quick Oats
  • 12 ounces, weight Chocolate Chips
  • 14 ounces, fluid Sweetened, Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preparation Instructions

Cream butter and brown sugar. Add in eggs, flour, baking soda, salt and quick oats.
Press 2/3 of your mixture into your large bar pan or jelly roll pan.
On the stove top, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
Pour over “crust”.
Bloop remaining dough onto the top and bake at 350* for 15 minutes, but no more than 25. DO NOT OVER BAKE or they are ruined! You want them still soft and gooey!

Thanks, Kasey for allowing me to share another INCREDIBLE recipe from your kitchen!   🙂

Hugs, T


6 thoughts on “Hospice House Memories & Gooey Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

  1. Tonya,
    What a sweet way to remember loved ones!!! I have to say that the picture of all the balloons being let go is sooo cool!
    Now, I KNOW that I am going to have to try out these bars!!! We LOVE oatmeal cookies and all here!!:)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Oh Tonya, I just bought some cinnamon chips yesterday at the grocery store. So, I am going to make some of those Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin cookies that you shared back in Jan.!! Mmmm, they look sooo good,;)

  2. My name is Emma and I’m 11 and me and my mom just made the Asain noodle stir fry. We both loved it! Sadly my little (and picky eater) brother didn’t like it! And we would reccomend it to everyone!!

  3. We loved the “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone Bars” so will be trying this recipe soon!
    Sweet post.
    I lost my Moms last living sibling this past August she was 86 there were 11 siblings and now they are all gone…
    I know they are happy and healthy once again now though up above with plenty of sushine keeping an eye on all of us till we meet again!
    God is so good..

  4. While this recipe is almost 5 years old, I finally made it this week for my life group at church. YUM! It was a huge hit! There is still some left over, so I’m bringing them to a meeting on Monday. They are safely tucked in the freezer until then, so I don’t eat the whole pan myself!

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