Caramel Squares

Caramel Squares


"Candy or decide."


35 m servings 282 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Mix shortening and cake mix until smooth. Stir in 1/3 cup of the milk and peanuts; mix well. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Press half of mixture into baking pan and bake for 8 minutes.
  4. Over low heat, melt caramels and remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk in the top of a double boiler or in a glass bowl in the microwave. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Sprinkle chocolate chips over warm dough. Spread the caramel mixture over the chips. Sprinkle the remaining cake mix mixture over the top.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is golden. Let cool before cutting into bars.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I have made this recipe many times. I use margarine instead of shortening. On the top when you drop the rest of the cake mix try spreading with a spoon. Just push it down so it is quite sprea...

This recipe is similar to one that was called "Killer Brownies". When I make this recipe, I substitute Carmel ice cream topping for the carmels and milk mixture and it works great, plus it's ea...

I usually use butter instead of shortening and pecans instead of peanuts, plus an extra cup of chocolate chips. I make this in a 9/13 pan so I can have more of them. They are always SO good! ...

Very Yummy Recipe!! It was fun making it and even more fun to eat them. I just replace the peanuts with almonds because it fits better that way. This is a great recipe for people who love carame...

IT is great., as is I also add 1 c PB chips and it is devoured at work. ( Reminds all of snickers)In fact everyone loves it but said not to bring it too often as no one can resist it. My co...

It would be reckless to make these if you are dieting. Temperance flew out the window after these were baked. They are irresistible. I used butter instead of shortening and a regular chocolate c...

Instead of the German Chocolate cake mix, I substituted 1.5c flour, 1/2c sugar and 3 tbsp Cocoa, and it turned out GREAT!

I bake a lot, but this recipe just didn't work for me. It turned greasy - overflowed all over my oven and never set. I used the right size pan, followed the directions (I did substitute a jar ...