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German Chocolate Bars

 German Chocolate Bars
"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.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 167 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.