Chewy Choco-Caramel Squares Recipe

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Chewy Choco-Caramel Squares Recipe

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These rich, chewy bars make a quick and easy dessert for Thanksgiving. They're popular at bake sales and classroom parties, too. —Rod & Sue Brusius, Omro, Wisconsin
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 32 caramels
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips, baking chips and toffee bits.
Press half of mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine milk, caramels and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth.
Pour caramel mixture over crust. Crumble remaining cake mixture over top. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until edges begin to brown and topping is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Choco-Caramel Squares in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p101

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 389 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 32 caramels
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips, baking chips and toffee bits.
  2. Press half of mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine milk, caramels and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth.
  3. Pour caramel mixture over crust. Crumble remaining cake mixture over top. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until edges begin to brown and topping is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Choco-Caramel Squares in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p101

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