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German Chocolate Caramel Layer Bars

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Ingredients

40-50 light caramels (Kraft 12-ounce bag)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 box (18.25 ounces) German chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

In heavy saucepan, combine caramels and evaporated milk. Cool over low heat, stirring constantly until caramels are melted. Set aside. Grease and flour 9x13-inch baking dish. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, evaporated milk and nuts. By hand, stir until dough holds together. Press half of dough into prepared pans; reserve remaining dough for topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked crust. Spread caramel mixture over chips. Crumble reserved dough over caramel mixture. Return to oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool slightly; refrigerate about 30 minutes to set caramel layer. Cut into 36 bars.

Donna Whiting
East Moline



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