Monster Revel Bars

Do you ever have days where you just need a big gooey bite of chocolate? Like, if you could melt a bag of chocolate chips and then smear them all over your face, you’d do it? No? Well, me neither. That’d be weird.

I totally wasn’t having a day like that last week. I just made these bars for my family. I mean, I totally didn’t even want any chocolate. Chocolate is over rated, am I right? (Nope.)

This, sadly, is about as festive and Halloweeny as I get. I don’t do complex cookie decorating, or crazy cake sculpting, or even creative twinkie decorating. These cookie bars, however, have the word monster in them. Therefore they are perfect for Halloween. The “monster” in these bars doesn’t come from the decorating, but from the fact that the crust is made from monster cookies – full of chocolate, peanut butter, and oats.

This recipe is another one that I found floating around pinterest, created by Mississippi Kitchen.

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Monster Revel Bars

Ingredients:

3 cups quick cooking oats
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup Reese's Pieces
1 cup milk chocolate chips
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 dish with parchment or spray with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugar until light and creamy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla until combined.
Stir in the Reese's Pieces and chocolate chips until distributed throughout the cookie dough.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Press 2/3 of the cookie dough into the prepared pan.
Add the condensed milk, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, and salt to a small saucepan over low heat and heat, stirring often, until the mixture is smooth.
Spread the chocolate mixture over the cookie dough.
Take small chunks of the remaining cookie dough and flatten them with your hands and drop them over the chocolate mixture in a single layer. The top layer will not cover the chocolate completely. There should be some gaps.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.

 

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24 Responses to “Monster Revel Bars”

  1. Cookbook Queen October 10, 2012 @ 8:08 am (#
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    I need big gooey bites of chocolate like all day. Every day.

    I LOVE Monster Cookies…and these look even better!!

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  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel October 10, 2012 @ 8:19 am (#
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    Monster cookies are the bestest, but because these are bars (read: thicker, chewier, BIGGER monster cookies), that makes these even better.

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  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 10, 2012 @ 8:33 am (#
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    These sound fabulous!

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  4. Tee October 10, 2012 @ 8:37 am (#
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    It may be 730 in the morning but I am totally in. Oats = breakfast :)

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  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 10, 2012 @ 9:05 am (#
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    I love all the texture in these babies…and of course…the candy! :)

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  6. Joanne October 10, 2012 @ 12:09 pm (#
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    I never feel that way about chocolate either. (Except at least five times a week.) Hello monster revel bars. You are dreamy.

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  7. what katie's baking October 10, 2012 @ 12:15 pm (#
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    i’ve still yet to make monster cookies. i will make this gooey yummy monster bars!!!!

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  8. Elizabeth @Food Ramblings October 10, 2012 @ 6:51 pm (#
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    these seem festive to me :) halloween colors definitely count!

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  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust October 10, 2012 @ 7:42 pm (#
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    Oh. My. Goodness. Monster cookie CRUST? You’re killing me. These bars are fabulous!

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  10. Melissa October 10, 2012 @ 7:49 pm (#
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    What’s a revel? I’m too tired to google…

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    Karly Reply:

    @Melissa,

    No idea. Revel bars are basically these bars without all the oats, peanut butter, and candy, I think. Same filling, different crust.

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  11. Loretta E October 10, 2012 @ 8:40 pm (#
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    You are really bringing back memories from when I was a kid. I used to always have monster cookies and now it’s been too long!

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  12. DessertForTwo October 11, 2012 @ 5:59 am (#
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    I think the better question is: is there a day when you DON’T need a bite of gooey chocolate? ;)

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  13. Megan @ whatmegansmaking October 11, 2012 @ 9:30 am (#
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    I love the way you think.. Monster=Halloween, done. :) these look awesome!

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  14. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes October 11, 2012 @ 10:47 am (#
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    Monster bars?! Love it!

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  15. Amy October 11, 2012 @ 6:28 pm (#
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    I just made this recipe., seems as though the step of combining the dry ingredients to sugar mixture is missing.
    I’m hoping the dough with candy goes as the bottom layer and top..
    Fingers crossed they turn out correct as there for my sons class!
    Thank you!!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Amy,

    Good catch! I just fixed that. You did do it correctly! Hope your son’s class loves them!

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  16. sally @ sallys baking addiction October 14, 2012 @ 12:05 pm (#
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    Karly, these look INCREDIBLE. I sometimes think monster cookies are seriously underrated!!! I love it all though…. the texture from the oats and the peanut butter (OMG)… favorite cookies. of all time. I need to make bars like these though – bars are so much easier sometimes :)

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  17. Talaia @ WholeYum January 5, 2013 @ 3:10 pm (#
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    Karly your photos are beautiful. This looks delish!!

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    Karly Reply:

    Thank you! :)

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  18. Molly Willingham October 9, 2014 @ 9:48 pm (#
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    1/2 cup peanut butter is put on there twice. Is that correct?

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    Karly Reply:

    @Molly Willingham,

    Yep, the first half goes in the cookie dough and the second half is mixed with the condensed milk and chocolate. :)

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    Molly Reply:

    @Karly,
    Thank you :)

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