Sunday, July 15, 2007

Chocolate Revel Bars

Chocolate Revel Bars are a good answer to the question, "I love oatmeal cookies and I love brownies... can't I have both?"


1 Cup butter, softened

2 1/2 Cups flour

2 Cups packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

3 Cups quick rolled oats


1 1/2 Cups semi-sweet chocolate pieces

1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

2 Tbsp. butter

1/2 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans

2 tsp. vanilla


In a large mixing bowl, beat the 1 cup butter till softened. Add half the flour to the butter. Add brown sugar, eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla and baking soda. Beat until throughly combined. Beat in remaining flour and oats; set aside.

For the filling, in a medium saucepan, heat the chocolate pieces, condensed milk, and the 2 Tbsp. butter over low heat until the chocolate is just melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in the pecans and 2 tsp. vanilla.

For the crust, press 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Spread the filling over the crust. Drop the remaining oat mixture by teaspoons on top of the chocolate layer. Bake in a 350˚ oven 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.