Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

These mouthwatering bars taste just like German chocolate cake! A great change of pace from the standard brownie. The recipe comes from Betty Crocker. Chill time is 2 hours not included.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 23 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 1 container rich and creamy ready-to-spread coconut pecan frosting
  • 14 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  3. Cut butter into cake mix in medium bowl, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like crumbs.
  4. Press half of the mixture (2 1/2 cups) in the bottom of pan.
  5. Bake 10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked layer.
  7. Drop frosting by tablespoonfuls over chocolate chips.
  8. Stir milk into remaining cake mixture.
  9. Drop by teaspoons onto frosting layer.
  10. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cake portion is slightly dry to touch; cool completely.
  11. Refrigerate until firm.
  12. For 48 bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Most Helpful

I was so surprised by these bars. I needed two pans of bars for our church supper and I picked these as one of the two. When I was putting it together I wasn't too sure how it was going to work, much less look. I snitched a corner out (note to others...grease your corners well!), and these were very, very tasty! Thank you!

French Lavender October 26, 2008

YUMMY! My whole family loves German chocolate and this was a great, fast dessert bar that took only minutes to put together. Make sure you have a napkin handy, though, because the gooey, coconut frosting might ooze out when you take a bite! What a problem, huh? Thanks, Barb! :)

ziggy54 October 17, 2007

We love this recipe! We'd also found it on the box. Like others mentioned, really easy, and it's a little different than the usual brownie, but it's always received really well. Even for such an easy recipe, the one thing I've done wrong a few times was that I've overbaked the bottom crust layer - 10 min is plenty :) Great recipe!

cookingofjoy October 02, 2007