Caramel Bars

Really, these should be called Turtle Bars, but whatever. Make them.

1/3 cup evaporated milk
14 oz pkg caramels (50) – I wouldn’t recommend those little caramel balls; they don’t melt as well
1 pkg German Chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped pecans
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13×9 pan. Combine milk and caramels and cook over low heat until melted, stirring constantly. Keep warm. Combine remaining ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl and stir by hand. Press ½ of the dough into the pan. Bake for 6 minutes. Then, sprinkle chocolate chips over baked portion and spread caramel over that. Scatter reserved dough over caramel and bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool, and cut into squares.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Page Streb
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 18:08:15

    I’m not sure why, but we’ve always called these Illini Bars and my grandma always makes them when we tailgate at the games. So so so good!


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