Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chocolate Revel Bars

Chocolate Revel Bars

If you've ever been on a diet you know what trigger foods are. They're the foods that you simply cannot have in the house because you'll eat them. All of them. At one time. In one sitting. Like, the whole bag. You get my drift? For me those foods are potato chips, homemade bread and chocolate - chocolate in any form. In other words baking Barbara's Chocolate Revel Bars was a bad move on my part. And that's because no matter how well I hide my trigger foods from myself I still manage to find them every darn time.

I mean just look at that luscious chocolate layer! (It's okay. Nobody can see you drooling on your keyboard, and I understand if you just had to lick your computer screen. It's totally understandable.)

Chocolate Revel Bars

Like me, Barbara loves "collection cook books," as she calls them. I've mentioned before that I have all of my grandmother's church cookbooks, and that I love flipping through them, finding her notes and dog-eared recipes. I've also highlighted one or two of those recipes here, and many of you have agreed that they're just as fabulous as I promised. The recipe for these Chocolate Revel Bars comes from a cookbook published by St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mooretown, North Dakota. I always thought that Southern grandmas had a leg up when it comes to recipe collections, but it appears that North Dakotan grandmas have that sparkle up their sleeves, too.

Chocolate Revel Bars

And if you don't believe me you can take it from a certain little chocolate connoisseur in training...

Chocolate Revel Bars

Chocolate Revel Bars by Barbara at Bless Us O Lord. (Barbara knows her stuff. Remember this Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle? Mahvelous stuff, it is.) And look - it's a photo of the actual cookbook for sale! (Scroll down a bit.) Margaret in Minnesota's sister was the editor of this gem. (Tell her thanks from all of us, Margaret!)

18 comments:

  1. Those are absolutely beyond gorgeous! Sinful, they are, leading me into temptation ....

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  2. I'm glad that little sweetie liked them. His mama, too!

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  3. Uh yeah... these look amazing. And they remind me of one of the (many many) cookies we used to have around the holidays (no clue why) called Oatmeal Chocolate Bars. Though I see that these have not a hint of oatmeal... so I may have to (ah-hem) give these a try for the sake of research.

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  4. yeah, they definitely look marvellous!!

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  5. Those do look decadent! My mouth is waterting

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  6. Ohhhhh man! These look good! Love this combo :)

    xxMK

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  7. YES! I love these. I think they're originally from Betty Crocker's cookbook or maybe from Joy of Cooking. Can't remember which.
    They're even BETTER in the peanut butter version. Promise.

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  8. These look just like Starbuck's Oat Fudge Bars! I've made something similar to this.... yummmmmmmm!

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  9. These look delicious! Absolutely sinful, something I would for sure cheat on my diet with.

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  10. These look amazing. I posted a similar recipe but I'm looking forward to trying yours (and Barbaras)

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  11. Gorgeous photos!

    I linked to you today because, you see, I make these yummalicious bars all the time. In fact, my sister was the editor of this parish cookbook! :)

    (I wrote about it here.)

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  12. PS. Oh, and I found your blog through my friend, Barbara, (Bless us, Oh Lord), who sent me a link to this post.

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  13. What an amazing dessert - the chocolate just screams to be eaten!

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  14. hey, be glad you can still remember where you stash things, whether you're trying to or not. heaven forbid your chocolate get that filmy, flaky white stuff on it. (not that it's not still edible, of course...)
    these bars look so delicious. worth a little splurging, i'd say.
    by the by, i'm so glad i found you again--i missed your wit. :)

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  15. Yep, that second pic definitely makes me want to lick the screen!

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  16. I just came across my recipe for these this past weekend and started getting dirty thoughts about them! I will now try and live vicariously through your pictures!

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