Dark Chocolate Revel Bars

Prep: 15 minutes | Bake: 30-35 minutes | Yields: 48 bars


Ingredients

3 cups quick cook oats

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

2 sticks (1 cup) + 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened

2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13" baking pan and set it aside.


In a large mixing bowl, cream the brown sugar and 2 sticks of butter together until the mixture becomes light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and 2 tablespoons vanilla, and the continue mixing for another minute.


In another bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend together with the mixer set on low. Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the greased baking pan.


Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a medium sauce pan and place it over medium heat. Add the chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and stir the mixture occasionally until the chips and butter have melted.


Spread the chocolate mixture evenly over top the oat dough. Dot the remaining oat dough on top - you don't want to completely cover the chocolate. (It should end up looking like chocolate rivers.)


Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the oat dough is golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into bars.

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Liza Hawkins | (a)Musing Foodie
aMusingFoodie.com | December 2012
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