Prep 5 mins
Cook 26 mins
Very rich, so good!
- 1 (18 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
- 3⁄4 cup melted butter
- 2⁄3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 50 caramels
- Mix together cake mix, melted butter, and 1/3 cup evaporated milk.
- Spread half in a lightly greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts on the partially baked crust.
- Melt the caramels with the remaining evaporated milk and drizzle over chocolate chips & nuts.
- Crumble and pat remaining cake mixture on top and bake another 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Cut when cool.
This appears to be basically the same as the recipe my family uses. It's very decadent, certainly celebration food, and I find that the older I get, the smaller I like to cut them. But I still love them. I recommend making them for a crowd so you can share the joy and calories. Takes a couple of bowls and a pan but goes together quickly once you get all of the caramels shucked out of their wrappers. Differences in my family's version that I have written down: * only 40 caramels * nuts are optional (my dad doesn't like nuts in his chocolate) * chocolate chips just say "1 package" (so amount has probably varied over time but it seems pretty forgiving) * initial bake is only 5 minutes * rest of cake mixture is described as being "dabbed" on top. That's how it gets the look of having molten caramel like the best way to die in a platformer game ever. * source is Beth Friez, Rapid City, SD, USA (when my dad was in college in the 1970's there) Similar: http://www.copykat.com/2009/02/09/yummy-bars/ and http://www.cooks.com/recipe/tp9c6579/dutch-yummy-bars.html (was it a Kraft recipe?)