Gooey Chocolate Carmel Bars

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  • Published Jul 17th
  • Servings60
  • Calories102
This recipe combines dry German chocolate cake mix, butter and caramel to form a 2-layer bar

Gooey Chocolate Carmel Bars Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Gooey Chocolate Carmel Bars for 60 servings:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 pound individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Gooey Chocolate Carmel Bars Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Gooey Chocolate Carmel Bars easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the butter with the cake mix and egg. Work the mixture with your hands until everything is well blended. The mixture will be crumbly. Press the mixture evenly into a 10 x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  3. 3 Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool for 10 minutes.
  4. 4 In a saucepan , combine the remaining 1/2 cup of butter with the evaporated milk and caramels, over medium heat. Stir occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and pour the mixture over the baked crust, turning the pan from side to side so that it is evenly coated.
  5. 5 Return to the oven, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until it is bubbly all over. Cool and drizzle with icing. Allow icing to set before cutting into squares.
  6. 6 To make the icing, stir together the confectioners' sugar with the water and vanilla until smooth. If the icing is too thick, add more water. If it is too thin, add more confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 102 calories; 4.4 grams of fat; 15 grams of carbohydrates; 1 gram of protein; 12 milligrams of cholesterol; 107 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 17th 2013

    I would suggest using a spoon instead of your hands to mix the cake layer, it is Really sticky! Not crumbly like the recipe said. I had made the caramel sauce, so this came together pretty q ...

  2. Jul 5th 2008

    I opted to make these without the icing since the others said they were really sweet and I also thought they would be good topped with vanilla ice cream. I have to say for as much butter an ...

  3. Jan 7th 2004

    I made this for my kids as a special treat. They LOVED it! I thought it was good, but a little rich. I would make this again.

  4. Dec 16th 2001

    This cake is so sweet I could feel my teeth rotting as I ate it!!! But hey, if you like it sweet this is the cake for you.

  5. Aug 4th 2001

    Made this for a potluck dessert and everyone raved about it.

  6. May 28th 2001

    I made these to take to a holiday gathering and they were a big hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. They were easy to make and delicious.

  7. Dec 12th 2000

    Wonderful and delicious!!!!!

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  9. May 23rd 2000

    Very delicious!!