These are super good. So good, in fact, that my husband said "these are a keeper" as he was finishing off what the kids didn't eat on their plates (only because they were full). Then he told me they must "go into the rotation." That's pretty high marks around here.
Keep in mind, this makes a 9x13 pan. That's a LOT! You'll wanna plan on sharing this one with a good friend or neighbor. Would be great for a potluck too.
Adapted from this recipe. http://www.southernplate.com/2013/01/revel-bars-amish-romance-and-korean-tv.html
1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups chocolate chips
Take 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside to use in filling.
In large mixing bowl, place remaining butter and brown sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add all other dough ingredients and mix again until well combined.
Pat 2/3 of mixture into bottom of greased 9x13 pan.
Place all filling ingredients (including the 2 tablespoons of butter you set aside in step one) in a microwave safe bowl and cook at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is completely melted. Pour over crust and spread to the sides.
Drop remaining dough in teaspoon sized drops over the chocolate.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.