German Chocolate Bars Recipe
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German Chocolate Bars Recipe

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"My mom gave me this recipe at Christmas when I wanted to make something different and yummy for gifts," notes Jennifer Sharp of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. "The chewy bars can be cut into larger pieces, but they're very rich," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (15 ounces) coconut-pecan frosting
  • 1/4 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 167 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Place cake mix in a large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Press 2-1/2 cups into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Drop frosting by tablespoonfuls over the chips.
  2. Stir milk into the remaining crumb mixture; drop by teaspoonfuls over top. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until bubbly around the edges and top is cracked. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 4 hours before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as German Chocolate Bars in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p12

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"Love these"

Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"very good, easy to make"

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"ching chang chong chocolate is good"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Made with no changes, although I did grease the pan. Got great reviews at the potluck. A new favorite!"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"My bars were hard to cut and lift. It just all fell apart in one big mess. They turned out nothing like the picture. It all got scraped into the garbage."

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