Chocolate Revel Bars

This rich chocolate-oatmeal bar recipe is an all-time favorite in our Test Kitchen.



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Yield: About 75 bars
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    1   cup 
    butter or margarine
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    2   cups 
    packed brown sugar
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    2   
    eggs
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    2   teaspoons 
    vanilla
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    2 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    3   cups 
    quick-cooking rolled oats
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    1  14  ounce can 
    (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
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    1  12  ounce 
    package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces
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    1   cup 
    chopped walnuts
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    2   teaspoons 
    vanilla

Directions
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 2x1-inch bars. Makes about 75 bars.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Line the baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Prepare and bake bars in foil-lined pan as above. Cool; lift bars out of pan on the foil. Place uncut bars in freezer bag or container. Seal, label, date, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw bars at room temperature about 15 minutes. Once thawed, cut into bars.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 117, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 14, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 16, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 52, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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