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“When I was younger, my mother made something similar to these, but it wasn't until recently that I found a recipe that came close. Here it is. This is decadent and delicious. It is great for get togethers and potluck, that is if you want to share it.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
20
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease 13x9 baking pan.
  3. Put aside.
  4. Place caramels and evaporated milk in sauce pan over low heat.
  5. Stir until the caramels melt.
  6. Cover to keep warm and place aside.
  7. Mix cake mix, water, melted butter and eggs in a large mixing bowl until well blended.
  8. Pour half the cake mixture into baking pan evenly.
  9. Place baking pan in oven and cook at 350 for 10 to 13 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven.
  11. Pour caramel mixture over the cake and spread it evenly to the edges of the pan.
  12. Sprinkle 1 cup of the pecans and 1 cup of the chocolate chips over the caramel.
  13. Pour remaining batter evenly over the top.
  14. Bake cake for 35-40 minutes.
  15. Remove and place on wire rack to begin cooling.
  16. Place remaining pecans in pie pan and toast them in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes.
  17. Melt the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 sec.
  18. Remove and stir.
  19. Continue with the microwave until they are melted and smooth.
  20. Spread chocolate over the cake with a rubber spatula, then sprinkle the toasted pecans over the chocolate.
  21. Allow to cool before slicing into bars.

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