Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

“These are rich bars that are a snap to make because you start out with a cake mix.”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
24 bars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 32 caramels
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup vanilla chocolate chips or 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 Heath candy bar, chopped (1.4 ounces)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, caramels and milk; cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth.
  2. Cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, oil and eggs; mix well.
  4. Stir in chips and chopped candy bar (dough will be stiff).
  5. Press three-fourths into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  7. Place on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  8. Pour caramel mixture over the crust.
  9. Drop remaining dough by spoonfuls onto caramel layer.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  11. Cool for 10 minutes; run a knife around edges of pan.
  12. Cool 40 minutes longer; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.

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