Dark Chocolate Revel Bars
This three-tiered cookie bar looked like it required three times the work. We gave it a second look.
Why This Recipe Works
Making a three-layer cookie bar can be trying. Usually, the project involves assembling and baking the dessert in stages, probably juggling a few hot pans along the way. We wanted something we could put together all at once and bake in one go. A standard trick for this kind of cookie bar is to make one dough work double duty, so that's what we did. We used part of the dough for the sturdy base and the rest to create a crumbly topping. A combination of oats and almonds gave these cookie bars a simultaneously chewy and crunchy texture. For a creamy fudge filling, we used sweetened condensed milk and the microwave instead of having to rely on complicated candy-making techniques. Dark chocolate chips provided the deep, bold, bittersweet flavor we craved from these revel bars. Best of all, these three-layered treats required only one trip to the oven.