Filled with oatmeal and butterscotch, these classic Revel Bars get an extra dose of deliciousness from triple the chips. Fudgy, chewy, chocolate-y oatmeal cookie bar perfection!
Love oatmeal cookie bars? Be sure to try this classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe. Soft and chewy! Or, my favorite, these Oatmeal Scotchies. Packed with butterscotch, the flavor is incredible.
What Are Revel Bars?
This is not your average cookie bar! On a spectrum of cookies and fudge, Revel Bars fall somewhere in the middle.
A rich chocolate fudge gets sandwiched between layers of oatmeal cookie dough.
Bake them up and slice into chewy bars with a gooey chocolate fudge center.
I first got the recipe from my Betty Crocker Cookbook years and years ago and they’ve been a favorite family treat ever since!
For this Triple Chip Revel Bar, I use two kinds of chocolate in that center layer and threw in some butterscotch chips, too. It’s hard to beat the deliciousness of a traditional revel bar, but this twist might have just managed to do it!
The additional butterscotch reminds me of the flavor in our favorite haystacks or spider cookies!
- Quick cooking oats – Do not substitute whole rolled oats or steel cut. Those are not as processed so they won’t work in the cookie dough.
- Butterscotch morsels – You can find butterscotch chips in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips!
- Chocolate chips – I used a combination of milk and dark chocolate morsels to get my ideal flavor. Feel free to substitute with all milk, all dark, or semi-sweet if you prefer.
- Vanilla extract – For an even better flavor, try making your own vanilla extract to use in all your baked goods.
First, make the dough for the oatmeal cookie layer. Beat butter with brown sugar, then add eggs and vanilla along with baking soda. Add the flour and quick oats and stir to combine.
For the fudge layer, heat sweetened condensed milk in a pan, then add butter, butterscotch morsels and chocolate chips, stirring until the sauce is smooth and melted.
Now, it’s time to layer!
Press 2/3 of the cookie dough into a baking sheet. Use your hands to make sure the dough is evenly spread and touching all the sides of the pan. Pour the chocolate fudge sauce over the dough.
Drop the remaining dough over the chocolate by the spoonful.
Bake for 25 – 28 minutes and let cool before cutting into bars.
Tips and Tricks
- Cookie Sheet- make sure your cookie sheet has at least a 1-inch lip.
- Cool Bars completely before cutting. This allows the chocolate fudge to set up firm.
- STORAGE: Store bars at room temperature in an airtight container. Or freeze bars for up to three months in airtight freezer safe container.
- More Flavors: Love today’s recipe? Try our butterscotch revel bars and our peanut butter revel bars next!
I used a 15 x 10 inch cookie sheet for this revel bar recipe. It might seem like there’s too much dough to fit in the pan at first, but keep pressing. I promise it all fits. The dough layer will be fairly thick.
Once cooled, transfer the oatmeal cookie bars to an airtight container and store them at room temperature for up to a week.
Yes, for revel bars you can replace the butterscotch with more chocolate morsels if you prefer. I happen to love the additional flavor the butterscotch adds to the bars!
More Cookie Bar Recipes
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
- Apple Shortbread Bars
- Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
- 7 Layer Bars
- Raspberry Bars
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies
Oatmeal cookie bars with a gooey fudge layer in the middle. Throw in some butterscotch and extra chocolate and you get irresistible Triple Chip Revel Bars.
Yes, yes, and yes!! Will be making these (in addition to your cake!!)… We’ll be married 17 yrs next summer. Goes soooooo fast, I know!
Oh how I have missed stopping by your blog! And I am LOVING your new site by the way! This looks absolutely delicious. And seriously, my butt, it’s getting bigger as I drool over all your yummy pictures 🙂
Hi Britni! So glad you stopped over! Sorry about your butt size 😉
Sooo yummy! There aren’t words for how delectable these treats look!
Awww, thanks Kayle! Wish I had some left to share!
I love how you added the oats to the recipe
Thanks Aya, it’s a pretty amazing bar!
Man I love revel bars, so easy and so good! Love the butterscotch chips in these! My go to place for recipes has been the internet with the exception of my King Arthur baking cook book!
I LOVE King Arthur’s cookbook!! Thanks for stopping by Tanya!
Gosh, I really really love chocolate. These look SO good, wish I could have one like right now! Cookbooks are my fav but I seem to be using the internet more and more.
These bars look oh so decadent, Aimee! I have that cookbook too and LOVE it!
It is a classic in my opinion! Thanks for stopping by Hayley!
For Christmas baking I usually ask my mom for all of her recipes as they bring back so many childhood memories. I’m not the kind of person to just whip something up from the top of my head. You bars look delicious, love all the chocolate!
i love everything about these aimee! i’ve never made revel bars and actually did not know what they were until recently! i obviously LOVE the butterscotch added in 😉
Butterscotch makes everything better. Right?
Ugh, these look so delicious! Why do I not have a pan waiting for me here so I can scarf them down?
I agree with you on the whole cookbook thing. I recently pulled mine out when my power was out and completely forgot how wonderful it is to cook from a cookbook. I miss it. We should all do it more.
I have that cookbook too…from a wedding shower:-) There a few recipes in it that I always use! Love that you added more chocolate and butterscotch to this awesome bar!
Those look WONDERFUL!! I’ll trade you my Chocolate Shortbread Pumpkin Malt Ball Bars for these. Mmmmm! And yes, I love my older cookbooks.
I need to find those Pumpkin Malt Balls. Stat!
I need these. Like NOW. I swear they would last maybe 1/2 a day in my house. And that’s just with the kids eating them.
I have that same Betty Crocker cookbook and it is still one of my favorites. I love these bars–especially with the butterscotch chips. YUM.
Thanks Ashley! I try to sneak butterscotch in every change I get. LOVE it!
I love how much chocolate is in this and the condensed milk added in this makes it sound so decadent!! How I wish I could grab a bar right now!
How I wish I had some left to grab!! haha!
Yum – pinned!
I made a skillet cookie kind of like this! Except it had peanut butter in it, too. The sweetened cond milk + oats is SUCH A good combo. And love all those chips you use – triple is good. 🙂
Wow! The picture looks amazing and the bars look finger licking good. I usually use the internet for my recipes. It is faster and easier to find recipes.
I have that same cookbook – I got it for myself as soon as I got married because my mom had it and I’d used it my whole life! It’s such a great one. Now, my go to cookbook is Pinterest, lol. And, my blogger friends. 🙂 These are awesome bars! Great for the holidays!
I wonder if cook books are still given as wedding gifts? There is something nostalgic about a classic though…