A peanut butter oatmeal base, fudgy center and crunchy peanut butter candies make up these delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Revel Bars!Jump to Recipe
Have you ever tried my Chocolate Revel Bars? They delicious cookie bars with a buttery oatmeal base and a fudgy filling...in other words, they're DELICIOUS. So when I decided to add some peanut butter (and Reese's Pieces) to the mix, I knew I couldn't go wrong!
Adding peanut butter gives these bars an even more chewy texture. And though I added the candies for more peanut butter flavor and a little color, I also love how it adds a light crunch to these gooey bars! I love that these are pretty enough for a special occasions but easy enough for an after-school snack and weeknight desserts!
- Peanut Butter - Regular creamy peanut butter works best in these (don't use "natural" peanut butter that separates or crunchy peanut butter).
- Butter - I always use salted. However, if you use unsalted butter, simply add ¼ teaspoon salt to the mixture.
- Brown Sugar - Dark or light brown sugar will work great.
- Egg - I always bake with "large eggs."
- Vanilla Extract
- All Purpose Flour
- Quick Cooking Oats - Aka Instant Oats, uncooked.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Chocolate Chips - I like to use semi-sweet, but you could also use bittersweet or milk chocolate.
- Reese's Pieces Candy
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Revel Bars
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large mixing bowl, you'll beat butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until smooth. Then the egg and vanilla are added and lastly the dry ingredients are mixed in. Be sure to scrape down the sides of bowl so everything gets mixed in well.
About ⅔ of the mixture is pressed into the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan and set aside.
Next, you'll make the best part - the chocolate fudge filling! You'll combine the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and butter and either microwave or cook over low heat in a medium saucepan until smooth.
This mixture will be poured over the bottom layer and spread to an even layer.
Next, you're going to add more peanut butter by dropping spoonfuls of it over the fudge. Use a spoon to marble it into the fudgy layer a bit.
Lastly, you'll sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on the top of the chocolate layer and top with candies. They're ready to bake!
These will bake for about 22-25 minutes or until the outer edges are a light golden brown. The center might still seem quite soft, but it'll firm up as it cools to room temperature.
These are best kept at room temperature or in the freezer in an airtight container. They'll easily last up to a month in the freezer.
Of course! You can line the baking pan with parchment paper and that'll make them super easy to get out of the pan....and cleanup much easier, too!
Other Chocolate Peanut Butter Desserts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna is one of my favorites! For me, the Nutter Butter crust is the best part!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is a go-to Christmas candy for my family. It's got a chocolate layer, a peanut butter layer and chopped up peanut butter candies!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake has been a huge hit here at Dance Around the Kitchen! Any chocolate lover will quickly fall for this great recipe!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Revel Bars
- One 9x13-inch pan
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- 1 cup quick oats
Fudgy Center + Candies
- One 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup Reese's Pieces candy chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar together.
- Add the egg and vanilla.
- Then add the flour and oats and mix until well-combined.
- Press ⅔ of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set the rest aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter.
- Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour over the dough and spread to the edges.
- Dollop the ½ cup of peanut butter over the fudgy filling and use a spoon to marble it into the fudge (see photos above for clarification).
- Drop the remaining dough by spoonfuls over the fudgy filling and sprinkle with chopped candies.
- Lightly press the candies into the dough and bake for 22-25 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown.
- Let cool then cut and enjoy!