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Audrey’s Yummy Caramel Bars

2010 June 6
by Alicia

Audrey, my dear family friend, makes some delicious food.  You may remember me singing the praises of her chocolate chip cookies (which, by the way, is the go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe for me).  This is another recipe I acquired after tasting the baked goodness, and begging for the recipe.

Yummy Caramel Bars

It’s incredibly simple, and incredibly yummy.

Here is what you need…

What You Need

Begin by buttering and flouring the pan.

Flour Floured

Start making the bars by cutting together the butter, egg, and cake mix.  It will become nice and crumbly.  Save a heaping cup of this mixture for the topping.

Make the Mix

Blend Crumbly

Reserved

Press what remains into the prepared pan and bake about 10 minutes.

Press

It’s puffy and not baked through, but that’s fine.  It’s going back in the oven shortly.

Half-Baked

Combine the flour and caramel.  Mix it up really well.  While I’m thinking about it… do you have one of these nifty measures?  They are excellent for measuring things like caramel, peanut butter, etc.  Basically anything sticky.

Caramel

Caramel Mix Caramel

Spread a cup of chocolate chips on the top of the bars.

Chippy

Now, spread on the caramel.

More Caramel

The chocolate chips and caramel will warm up a little since the crust is straight from the oven.

Melty

Top that all with the reserved mixture.  It won’t cover it completely, but that’s okay.  The marbled look suits these bars.

Ready to Bake

Bake it again for awhile, and this is what you get.  Let it cool before cutting into squares.

Fresh from the Oven

Amazing.  Delicious.

Yummy Caramel Bars

Audrey’s Yummy Caramel Bars
Shared by a dear family friend

1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix
1/3 cup cold butter
1 egg
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine cake mix, butter, and egg with pastry blender until crumbly.  Reserve 1 cup of mixture for topping.  Press remaining mixture into a greased and floured 13″x9″ pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Mix together caramel and flour.  Pour over chocolate chips.  Drop reserved cake mixture on top.  Bake once more, for 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Makes 12 to 16 bars.

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