Friday, July 15, 2011

Revel Bars


3 cups quick cooking oats
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 2 1/4 c whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat together 1 cup butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir into butter mixture. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in walnuts and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Pat 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over the top, and dot with remaining oat mixture.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in preheated oven. Let cool on a wire rack, then cut into bars.

I ended up making these to share at a get together we went to and didn't want to post the recipe until I had the reviews of the folks who tried it.  I was a little nervous bringing something I've never made before, but it had great reviews (5 stars!).  I think Carla put it best... something like this dessert is "God's gift to mankind"! So yes, they were a hit!  And as promised, the recipe is now posted for sharing.  Definitely thought serving still slightly warm with a bit of vanilla ice cream was pretty heavenly and will be a repeater for sure!

1 comment:

  1. These are the devil, but they're scrumptious!!