Gooey Caramel-Chocolate Bars

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Crust

1
box chocolate fudge cake mix with pudding
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
eggs
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips

Filling

1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

Topping

1/2
cup reserved cake mix
1/2
cup quick-cooking oats
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Reserve 1/2 cup cake mix for topping. In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix, 1/2 cup butter and the eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until set.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels, 1/4 cup butter and the milk over medium heat about 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • 3
    Spread caramel filling evenly over partially baked crust. In small bowl, mix reserved 1/2 cup cake mix, the oats and 3 tablespoons butter with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over caramel filling.
  • 4
    Bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until top is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Get your kids involved in making these bars by letting them unwrap the caramels. Just make sure the caramels don't disappear!
  • Be sure to buy sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk. They don't work the same way in recipes.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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