Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

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This recipe for Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars is one we make every year during the holidays–but you can make them any time! With only six ingredients, they are easy to make. Caramel candies, evaporated milk, butter, pecans, chocolate chips, and a German Chocolate Cake Mix. So delicious! 

Some folks call these Snicker Bars, although they use pecans rather than peanuts. Whatever you want to call them, I encourage you to make some this year. They will disappear quickly, and your family will love you for it! 

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

  • caramels
  • evaporated milk
  • German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • butter
  • chopped pecans
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Instructions on Making This Recipe

Part I of this Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand. Spray an oblong cake pan with baking spray.

Kraft Chewy Caramels

Unwrapping the individual caramels is the most time-intensive part of this recipe. If you have little kiddos at home, this is the perfect job for them! 

Unwrap caramels and place in a microwavable bowl. Using a nut chopper or knife, chop pecans.

Add 1/3 cup evaporated milk to the microwavable bowl of caramels and heat in microwave for 4-6 minutes until melted and smooth, stirring every 1-2 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine cake mix, remaining evaporated milk, and melted butter. Mix well.

Press half of cake mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 6 minutes.

Part II of this Recipe

Remove the pan from oven, and sprinkle 1 cup of chopped pecans and chocolate chips over crust. Pour melted caramel over the pecans and chocolate chips, spreading to edges of the pan. Spoon teaspoonfuls of remaining cake mixture over the melted caramel. Press gently into the caramel. Sprinkle with remaining pecans, pressing lightly into top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until cookie is set. Allow to cool before cutting into bars. This recipe will make 20-24 bars. Because they are such a rich bar cookie, I like to cut them into small slices.

View more Holiday Baking Ideas Here. See more Bars and Cookies Here. 

Recipe for Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

This recipe for Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars is one we make every year during the holidays--but you can make them any time! With only six ingredients, they are easy to make. Caramel candies, evaporated milk, butter, pecans, chocolate chips, and a German Chocolate Cake Mix.
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Mix Recipes, Caramels, German Chocolate Cake Mix, Holiday Baking, Pecans, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 24 bars

Equipment

Glass Mixing Bowls
Glass Measuring Cups
Nut Chopper
Oblong Cake Pan

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. caramels
  • 2/3 cups evaporated milk divided
  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans divided
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand. Spray an oblong cake pan with baking spray. Unwrap caramels and place in a microwavable bowl. Using a nut chopper or knife, chop pecans.
  • Add 1/3 cup evaporated milk to the microwavable bowl of caramels and heat in microwave for 4-6 minutes until melted and smooth, stirring every 1-2 minutes.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine cake mix, remaining evaporated milk, and melted butter. Mix well.
  • Press half of cake mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 6 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and sprinkle 1 cup of chopped pecans and chocolate chips over crust. Pour melted caramel over the pecans and chocolate chips, spreading to edges of the pan. Spoon teaspoonfuls of remaining cake mixture over the melted caramel. Press gently into the caramel. Sprinkle with remaining pecans, pressing lightly into top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until cookie is set. Allow to cool before cutting into bars. Serves 20-24.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
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