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Chocolate Caramel Bars Recipe

Taking dessert or another treat to a church or school potluck is never a problem for me. I jump at the chance to offer these rich, chocolaty bars.—
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (11 ounces) caramels
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with 1/4 cup milk; stir until smooth. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in dry cake mix and remaining milk.
  • 2. Spread half of the dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes; sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • 3. Gently spread caramel mixture over chips. Drop remaining dough by tablespoonfuls over caramel layer. Return to the oven for 15 minutes. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 185 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.