Chocolate Revel Bar Recipe

Chocolate revel bars consist in two layers of oatmeal cookie dough sandwiching a layer of dark chocolate fudge. This chocolate revel bar recipe holds up well on the road, making them the perfect to-go snack.

A Short History of This Chocolate Revel Bar Recipe

The history of chocolate revel bars is one of the shortest recipe histories we have ever written. We could find absolutely no information about the origins of this most delicious food item. However, lest we let a blog entry go by without a history section, we wanted to note that perhaps we love them so because they remind us of our favorite childhood treat, It’s Its. For those who were not blessed to grow up in Northern California, the It’s It consists in two chewy oatmeal cookies surrounding a scoop of ice cream. The sandwich is then dipped in dark chocolate, for a crunchy, oaty, creamy summer treat. When George Whitney first assembled this concoction at San Francisco’s legendary Playland in 1928, customers declared it to be “IT!” and the “It’s It” was born, becoming the first (and only authentic, in our book) San Francisco Treat.

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Chocolate Revel Bar Recipe

Chocolate revel bars consist in two layers of oatmeal cookie dough sandwiching a layer of dark chocolate fudge. These sturdy bar cookies hold up well on the road, making them the perfect to-go snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings

Equipment

  • 8 x 8 inch square pan
  • parchment paper
  • stand mixer

Ingredients
  

For the oatmeal dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar or light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate fudge layer:

  • 1/2 14- oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions
 

For the oatmeal dough:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add remaining wet ingredients (egg and vanilla extract) and mix to combine. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into the butter mixture and mix on low speed to combine. Stir in the oats. Set the buttery oat crumble mixture aside.

For the chocolate fudge layer:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter, and salt. Heat in 20-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Stir to thoroughly combine. Add walnuts, if using.
  • Pat 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the chocolate mixture over the top of the oatmeal cookie layer. Dot the top of the chocolate filling with the remaining dough.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes in a preheated oven until the top is golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to fully cool, then cut into bars.

Notes

These chocolate oatmeal cookie bars keep very well in an airtight container for several days. Ours, however, have rarely been known to last several days!
This recipe can also be doubled and made in a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Keyword chocolate, oat
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