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