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Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

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  • Makes: 48 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 25 mins

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This super easy dessert uses caramel candies and chocolate cake mix. Make it for a work party or as a sweet snack for the kids.


  • 1 package 2-layer-size German chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 5 - ounce can (2/3 cup) evaporated milk
  • 1 14 - ounce package vanilla caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degreesF. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter and 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread half the dough in prepared baking pan; set aside remaining dough. In a heavy large saucepan combine caramels and remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Pour evenly over dough layer in pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate pieces. Crumble remaining dough evenly over nuts and chocolate pieces.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 48 bars.


  • Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Comments (2)

carolinawolflaf wrote:
Prep time is not accurate because unwrapping and melting caramel takes 25 minutes! It takes more than half the dough to cover the bottom of the pan. And how do you "crumble" sticky dough on top? It's in the oven now. Hope it is good.
CKL22330341 wrote:
These are awful. The ingredients alone (the dough, caramel, toppings) were all great on their own, but once they came out of the oven it was terrible! The texture was bad, especially from the "crumble" of extra dough on top. It was just burnt dough! I had to throw away two pans of this junk and make something else. So disappointed. Don't waste your time or money on this.

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