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Chocolate Caramel Bars

 Chocolate Caramel Bars
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.—
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.