German Chocolate Bars

READY IN: 44mins
Recipe by Caryn

These have been a favorite of mine for years. They are quite different from most brownie/bar cookies yet are a hit every time they've been served. If you like caramel and chocolate .....

Top Review by susan

Fantastically delicious recipe!!! This is a big ol' pan of ooey-gooey delight!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 396.89 g package caramels
  • 118.29 ml evaporated milk
  • 524.46 g package German chocolate cake mix
  • 177.44 ml butter, softened
  • 78.07 ml evaporated milk
  • 236.59 ml nuts, chopped
  • 340.19 g package semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Unwrap the bag of caramels.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt caramels with 1/2 cup evaporated milk; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. In a large bowl, combine German Chocolate cake mix, butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, nuts and 6-ounces (1 cup) chocolate chips; mix by hand until mixture holds together.
  5. Press 1/2 mixture in a 9x13-inch pan.
  6. Bake 6 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 6 ounces (1 cup) chocolate chips evenly over the top of baked mixture.
  8. Spread/drizzle the melted caramel evenly over the top of the baked mixture/chocolate chips.
  9. Crumble the remaining reserved mixture evenly over the top of the caramel.
  10. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Cool completely (may speed up cooling by placing in the refrigerator) before cutting.

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