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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup 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.
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