Oatmeal Bars – An easy-to-make basic recipe for oatmeal bars. – Shortening, Brown Sugar, Sugar ((granulated)), Eggs ((beaten well)), Vanilla Extract, Flour ((white, sifted)), Salt, Baking Soda, Oats ((quick-cooking)), Walnuts ((chopped, optional)), Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.; Cream shortening and sugars.; Add Eggs and vanilla.; Beat well.; Sift flour, salt and soda and add to creamed sugars.; Add oatmeal and nuts and mix well.; Spread evenly into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.; Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes.; While still warm, cut into squares and remove from pan.; – Enjoy!