Caramel Squares

Caramel Squares

8 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Daniel C.
Recipe by  Daniel C.

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  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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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 spread around the top. Also just stir ingrediants until moistened. EXCELLENT



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 easier to pour the carmel topping out of a jar than it is to unwrap all those carmels.



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! Devil's food cake can also be substituted for the German Chocolate if that's what you have on hand.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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