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Favorite Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

Favorite Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars recipe
photo by:kraft
Chocolate chunks, walnuts and gooey caramel are sandwiched between a chocolate crust and topping in these rich, decadent bar cookies.
30 min
48 min
32 servings, 1 bar each
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What You Need

bag  (14 oz.) KRAFT Caramels
can  (5 oz.) evaporated milk, divided
pkg.  (2-layer size) German chocolate cake mix with pudding in the mix
cup  (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
cups  chopped PLANTERS Walnuts, divided
cup  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks, divided

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Place caramels and 1/3 cup of the milk in heavy saucepan; cook on low heat until caramels are completely melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; set aside. Mix remaining milk, dry cake mix and butter in large bowl. Press half of the cake mixture firmly onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan to form crust. Bake 10 minutes.

SPRINKLE 1 cup of the walnuts and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chunks over crust. Top with caramel mixture; carefully spread to edges of pan. Top with teaspoonfuls of the remaining cake mixture; press gently into caramel mixture with back of spoon. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup each walnuts and chocolate chunks.

BAKE an additional 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into 32 bars to serve.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Use Your Microwave
To melt the caramels in the microwave, place caramels and 1/3 cup of the milk in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 2 minutes.
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