Chocolate Caramel Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


3 dozen

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
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. —Steve Mirro, Cape Coral, Florida
Chocolate Caramel Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips


  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, 5-7 minutes. Beat in dry cake mix and remaining milk.
  2. Spread half the dough into a greased 13x9-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. Cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 185 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.