Recipe by busymommybee
Very rich, so good!
Top Review by Michelle from Central Time
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?)
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.