Monday, December 19, 2011

Caramel Fudge Squares

I tasted these at a party years ago & had to get the recipe.  They are so scrumptious, chewy & wonderful!!  Recently I saw on auntnubbyskitchen.blogspot.com/, that my blogging friend, Anita,  used Kraft Caramel  Bits in place of the caramels that need to be unwrapped.  Woo-hoo & Alleluia!!!! I'm telling you, the bits are such a time-saver, you won't believe it.  If you need a decadent bar cookie to add to your repertoire, I hope you give this a try.

1 package of Kraft Caramel Bits (or a 14 oz. pkg of caramels)
1 pkg. of German Chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 c. evaporated milk, divided                                                        
1/2-1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

Grease a 9 x 13" pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine caramel bits & 1/3 cup evaporated milk.  Cook over low heat, stirring often until caramel melts & is smooth.

Combine dry cake mix, butter, the other 1/3 cup of evaporated milk & nuts.  Stir just until mixed.  Press half of dough into pan.  You will have to use your hands to pat it down.  Bake 6 minutes. 

Spread caramel mixture over all & sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Top with remaining half of dough.  Spread gently to cover.  I usually just plop the dough by spoonfuls. 

Bake for 15-18 minutes.  Let stand until cool.  Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to make cutting easier.  Cut into bars.  Eat at room temperature for pure yumminess!!

Makes about 40 bars, depending on size cut

I am sharing with:
Tea Party Tuesday
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Sweets for Saturday

7 comments:

  1. I make Turtles, and tried the bits for the first time this year...reluctantly...but they are great, and no unwrapping!

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  2. These look sooo delicious! I was thinking they'd be great for next year's gift tins, but if I can find a pinch more time, I think I'm going to have to squeeze them in this year!

    I had no idea they made the caramel bits either. Thanks!

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  3. I think I gained 5 pounds from drooling over the picture...yummy! Merry Christmas!...hugs...Debbie

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  4. Oh my goodness...do those look decadent! Absolutely delish! Thanks for visiting and for a new excuse to make a chocolate goodie! Merry Christmas!
    Ruth

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  5. ok I agree w whoever said DECADENT!! I will take a truck load...so so so so so good. Just what I need during these final somewhat stressful days before we leave for our trip to NE....oh I am just counting the minutes! Merry Christmas Kitty!!!!!

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  6. Your photo makes me drool! You are so right about saving time, and who has any to spare at this time of year! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Kitty, I would not be able to stop eating this wonderful fudge, I would have to give it all away. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. We are wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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