Chocolate Revel Bars
Submitted by Myron
These are bound to be a hit at your next party or gathering. They are rich and chocolatey.
Adapted from a recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.
- Oven, preheated to 350 degrees F
- large mixing bowl
- electric mixer
- medium sized pot
- 15x10x1 pan
- 1 cup margarine
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 egg-replacements (ideally: enough water and Ener-G egg replacer for 2 eggs)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1.5 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1.25 cups vanilla soy pudding or some other light vegetarian pudding
- 0.5 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (needed later)
Directions for the "dough"
- Take 2 tablespoons of the margarine and set it aside.
- Put the remaining margarine in a large mixing bowl and beat it with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds.
- Put in the brown sugar and baking soda, beat until well mixed.
- Put in the egg replacer and 2 teaspoons vanilla, beat until well mixed.
- Put in flour a cup at a time and beat until you can no longer use the electric mixer.
- Stir in the rest of the flour and rolled oats. You can use your hands for this.
Directions for the chocolate nut filling:
- Put the 2 tablespoons of margarine into a medium-sized pot.
- Put in the chocolate pieces and vanilla pudding
- Stir and melt under low heat.
- Take off heat, stir in nuts and the other 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
- Put 2/3 of the "dough" into the bottom of a 15x10x1 inch baking pan (ungreased).
- Spread it evenly on the pan, completely covering it.
- Spread chocolate nut filling evenly over "dough".
- Put flat clumps of remaining "dough" on top of filling.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top should be lightly browned.
- Cool on wire rack - cooling in the pan is ok but not ideal.
- Cut into 6x10 (60) bars - or try eating it as one big bar.
- Run a few miles to work off the calories.