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Chocolate-Caramel Bars

Posted By Jennifer On December 23, 2009 @ 10:09 am In bars,chocolate | Comments Disabled

Read and see more at Bake or Break. Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens.

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 5 ounces (2/3 cup) evaporated milk, divided into 1/3 cup portions
  • 14 ounces caramels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9″x 13″x 2″ baking pan.

Combine cake mix, melted butter, and 1/3 cup of evaporated milk in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until smooth. Spread half of the dough in baking pan. Set aside remainder of dough.

In a large saucepan, combine caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Pour evenly over dough in pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Drop remaining dough over the nuts and chocolate.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Makes 48 bars, which can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or frozen for 3 months.

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