German Chocolate Bars

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Barb G.

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.

Top Review by French Lavender

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!

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

Directions

  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.

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