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
Sweets for Saturday