These remind me of childhood. My Mom made these and they were always wonderful. Perfectly fudgy filling between oatmeal layers. Everyone should eat these once in their life! I mean, you didn’t think I was going to start this New Year out with salad and veggie recipes, right? Not me! Actually a lot of these upcoming desserts I will be posting I made for my family get togethers…so you might see some Christmas décor. However! They are definitely great to make any time of the year.
I mean, everyone has had these once in their life, right? If not, make them now! They make a ton and are super good fresh out of the oven, nice and warm.
Chocolate Revel Bars from Better Homes and Gardens
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 14 ounce can(1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 12 ounce package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (It’s OK if you forget these – just saying – it might have happened to me)
1. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the butter or margarine. In a large mixing bowl beat the remaining butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until well mixed. Beat in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. In another large bowl stir together flour and baking soda; stir in oats. Gradually stir dry mixture into beaten mixture. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan combine the reserved butter or margarine, the sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate pieces. Cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in walnuts and the 2 teaspoons vanilla.
3. Press two-thirds (about 3-1/3 cups) of the oat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Spread chocolate mixture over the oat mixture. Using your fingers, dot remaining oat mixture over the chocolate.
4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned (chocolate mixture will still look moist). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 2×1-inch bars. Makes about 75 bars.
Again, this recipe is pretty standard pantry items which is why it makes it another favorite.
Super thick oatmeal base and topping.
The chocolate fudge middle part is bomb dot com. So good. I could just lick it all up. Soft, chocolaty, fudgy, smooth and sweet.
Before and after. The dessert just browns up a little, but stays mostly the same.
You should probably give these some time to cool, if you can resist them. I couldn’t and they still cut up pretty nicely.
Please just take one second to notice that middle layer. The fudge middle is so sweet it really needs the oatmeal bed and pillows. This is just an all-around crowd pleaser.
Enjoy! Don’t miss out on these goodies!