Start with a cake base, then add pecans, chocolate chunks and a layer of luscious caramel. Hey, we don't call these bars delicious for nothing!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 32 servings
1 pkg. (12 oz.) KRAFT Caramel Bits
1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk, divided
1 pkg. (2-layer size) German chocolate cake mix with pudding in the mix
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 cups chopped PLANTERS Pecans, divided
1 cup BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks, divided
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Cook caramel bits and 1/3 cup milk in saucepan on low heat until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Mix remaining milk, cake mix, cinnamon and butter; press half onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 min.
Sprinkle 1 cup nuts and 1/2 cup chocolate chunks over crust. Top with caramel mixture; spread carefully to completely cover crust. Top with teaspoonfuls of the remaining cake mix mixture; press gently into caramel mixture with back of spoon. Sprinkle with remaining nuts and chocolate.
Bake 18 min. or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Balance out your food choices throughout the day so you can enjoy one of these bars.
Use Your Microwave
To melt the caramel bits in the microwave, place caramel bits in medium microwaveable bowl. Add 1/3 cup milk. Microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 min. or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 2 min.
For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method. Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.