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5-Ingredient Chocolate Caramel Bars Recipe

Even after tasting some wonderful European chocolates, this is still my favorite chocolate recipe. It would by selfish not to share it with other chocolate lovers!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:36-48 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) German chocolate cake mix
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips


  • 1. Melt caramels in a double boiler or microwave. Stir in 1/3 cup milk and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, butter and remaining milk; set half aside and press other half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour caramel mixture over; spoon reserved cake mixture on top. Return to oven for 20 minutes. Yield: 3-4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2017

"This has been a family favorite since we first made it over 20 years ago. Please note that the current packaging for caramels has been reduced to 11oz so you need 2 pkg and weigh out 14 oz. Simple and best when it has time to cool and set."

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