Just few days back, my wife brought some baked goodies that she ordered from an office mate. She forgot what it was called at first and only said it sounded like “gravel”, so I made a quick research about what it might be. With no luck, I wasn’t able to find some good results in Google. I thought I needed some back-up, and posted on Facebook about this sweet marvel. Finally, a friend enlightened me that I was probably talking about the Revel bar. And alas! It is!
Back in my college days, the place where I used to have my OJT used to sell oatmeal bars. They were similar to these Revel bars or maybe those oatmeal bars were in fact the Revel. That, I wouldn’t know for sure. Whatever it might have been, one thing is certain. Revel bars are deliciously good!
Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to make your own delicious Revel bars that I found online. I just made a few tweaks on it.
2/3 cup Margarine, softened
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 pc Egg
3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1-1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Oatmeal
1 tbsp Cashew Nuts or Walnut, chopped
100 g Semi-Sweet Chocolate, grated
1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 7”x7” pan. Set aside.
Cream margarine and brown sugar. Add egg, beating well after addition. Add vanilla. Set aside.
Combine flour and baking soda. Add to the margarine mixture. Mix well. Fold in oatmeal and nuts. Press 3/4 of this mixture at the bottom of the prepared pan.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Blend in condensed milk. Pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 15 minutes. Divide remaining oatmeal mixture into 6 portions. Press lightly onto pan to partly cover the chocolate topping. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool and chill for 3 hours. Cut into bars.
Use improvised double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over the pan of simmering water. Place chocolate onto bowl and stir to melt.