Chocolate Caramel Gooey Bars

This is one of my favorite bar recipes! It’s a combination of yummy things many of us love to eat, and they are really easy to make too!

You need to grab a box of German Chocolate Cake Mix, add the butter and an egg and then mix the ingredients together until it looks like taco meat!  Silly sounding I know, but that’s the best way to describe it.  You can see below how it should look.

For a quick and easy bar recipe, try our family's favorite Chocolate Caramel Gooey Bars! These are a hit every time I make them and share with others!

Then, press down all but one cup into a 9×13 pan, bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes (middle picture). Once it is cooled, layer the chocolate chips, nuts (the recipe calls for walnuts, and I like this best…but I used pecans this time around because I was out of walnuts!) and caramel sauce*. Sprinkle the rest of the “taco meat” mixture on top and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees.

*To thicken up the caramel sauce, stir in 3 Tablespoons of flour.

1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
1/3 c. butter
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping + 3 Tablespoons flour

  1. Beat with a mixer cake mix, butter and egg until it looks like taco meat.
  2. Press all but 1 c. of mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 9×13″ pan, bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Layer chocolate chips, walnuts, and caramel sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cake mixture.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool before serving.

Chocolate Caramel Gooey Bars
 
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Serves: 18 bars
Ingredients
  • 1 box german chocolate cake mix
  • ⅓ c. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup caramel ice cream topping + 3 Tablespoons flour
Instructions
  1. Beat with a mixer cake mix, butter and egg until it looks like taco meat.
  2. Press all but 1 c. of mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 9x13" pan, bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Layer chocolate chips, walnuts, and caramel sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cake mixture.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool before serving.

 

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