July 16, 2017

Chocolate Caramel Layer Bars #SundaySupper

On the Menu Today~
Caramel Chocolate Layer Bars
#SundaySupper Movement
Today's Event is hosted by:
Christie Campbell from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

I found this recipe in an old church cookbook that was from the 1950's.
I bought the spiraled bound recipe book at a thrift store for 10 cents.
I'm sure you have seen this type of cookbook before....
In fact you might even own a couple yourself,
they were and still are often used as a way to raise money,
for schools, churches and organizations.
The monies raised usually stays in the community and
is used for many wonderful causes.
This cookbook is a collection of recipes from:
St. Mary's Catholic Church Cookbook, Volume 2.

I'm always a little hesitant about making recipes from old cookbooks...
I never know if all the ingredients are listed,
if the measurements are correct or
if the ingredient list is compatible to today's ingredients.
Hence the reason for the Recipe Note below.

Recipe Note:
When I made this recipe,
my cake mix mixture wasn't crumbly.
The recipe stated to combine together the dry cake mix,
melted butter, evaporated milk and chopped pecans.
Stir until dough 'holds' together.
The recipe then states to 'press' half of the dough into pan.
At the end of the recipe, it says to 'crumble' remaining dough over caramel layer.

My 'dough' was more like a brownie batter and not at all crumbly,
which meant we had to change the directions slightly.
Recipe Direction Change~
Spread 3/4 of the batter into the greased pan and
bake for 8 minutes, removed from oven and
immediately sprinkled the chocolate chips over the baked crust,
drizzle the caramel sauce over the chocolate chips and
drop the remaining batter, by spoonfuls over the top.
Other than that slight hiccup,
these chocolate caramel layer bars turned out fantastic.
We are big caramel fans, so these bars didn't last long~

German chocolate cake mix, melted caramels, chopped pecans and
chocolate chips turned into an irresistible, candy-bar like treat,
that your whole family will love.
Next time you see an old spiral bound cookbook at a thrift store,
pick it up and see what delicious recipes you can make.....

Chocolate Caramel Layer Bars are 
the perfect sweet treat to tote along on a picnic~

Chocolate Caramel Layer Bars

  • 1- 11 ounce package caramels, unwrapped
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat; stirring constantly until smooth, set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, melted butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and pecans. Stir until dough holds together. Spread half of dough into prepared pan. Bake at 350ยบ for 8 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked crust; spread caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble or drop remaining dough over caramel layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate 30 minutes to set caramel layer.
  4. Cut into 36 bars.

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