Chocolate Revel Bars {Recipe}

revel bars

Quite a few years ago, I tasted these babies and immediately asked for the recipe. It may well have been the first time I ever asked for a recipe from anyone.

My kitchen has been a mess these past few weeks with all the holiday cooking and baking, so I don’t have lovely in-process photos for you, colloquially known as “food porn.”

But I will share the recipe here!

Don’t even attempt to use less than a pound of butter for this. If you are looking for low-fat recipes, try my Da Vinci Dip recipe. Also note: ♩♪♫♬ this is my blog and I’ll blog what I want to ♫♪♩.

Chocolate Revel Bars

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 1 bag (12 oz or 2 cups) chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp REAL BUTTER
  • 1 can CONDENSED Milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Crust:

  • 4 sticks (1 pound) REAL BUTTER, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp maple flavor
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

Instructions:

  1. Warm  filling ingredients on the stove at low heat while making crust.
  2. Preheat oven to 375℉
  3. Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
  4. Add salt and maple flavor, stir.
  5. Slowly incorporate flour and then oats until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Press half of the crust mixture into the bottom of a Jelly Roll pan (about 15″ x 10″ x 1″)
  7. Pour filling over the bottom crust and spread out with a spatula.
  8. Crumble remaining crust on top of filling and gently press down into the filling.
  9. Bake at 375℉ for 30 minutes.

When cool, cut into SMALL squares and serve.

I had my first weird pregnancy craving while making this. I don’t think I’ve ever used sweetened condensed milk before, and it was all I could do not to lick the can while I was pouring it into the pot. Something about the color and creaminess. It was perfection. I’m going to stop thinking about it before I start drooling over my keyboard.

Happy New Year!

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