The easiest, most addicting dessert out there. Takes 40 minutes, baking time included.



2 sticks butter (soft but not melted)

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar 


2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

3 cups oats

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup raisins


Heat oven to 350.

With mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Then mix in flour, soda, cinnamon. Stir in oats, choc chips and raisins. Spread in an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 30 minutes. (Try to) let cool before cutting into squares.

The Food Safety News crew is taking a day off from writing about food to take time to simply enjoy it.  In keeping with our holiday tradition, we’re sharing some of our recipes in another virtual potluck: from Suz’s cabbage salsa to Cookson’s squash salad, from Dan’s pasta to Andy’s prawns, from Helena’s ciabatta to Gretchen’s cookie bars. Have a restful Labor Day.