Chocolate caramel bars

    1 hour 55 min

    These two layer treats are perfect anytime of the day. They are made with chocolate cake mix, butter and toffees. Everyone will love them.

    10 people made this

    Makes: 4 - 5 dozen

    • 520g German chocolate cake mix
    • 225g butter, softened and divided
    • 1 egg
    • 125ml evaporated milk
    • 450g individually wrapped toffees, unwrapped
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine half of the butter with the cake mix and egg. Work the mixture with your hands until everything is well blended. The mixture will be crumbly. Press the mixture evenly into a 25x38cm swiss roll tin.
    3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool for 10 minutes.
    4. In a saucepan, combine the remaining butter with the evaporated milk and toffees, over medium heat. Stir occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and pour the mixture over the baked base, turning the tin from side to side so that it is evenly coated.
    5. Return to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until it is bubbly all over. Let cool.
    6. Meanwhile, make the icing, stir together the icing sugar with the water and vanilla until smooth. If the icing is too thick, add more water. If it is too thin, add more icing sugar. Drizzle over bars. Let set before cutting into squares.

    German chocolate cake mix

    Can be purchased online.

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    Reviews in English (9)


    This cake is so sweet I could feel my teeth rotting as I ate it!!! But hey, if you like it sweet this is the cake for you.  -  16 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I opted to make these without the icing since the others said they were really sweet and I also thought they would be good topped with vanilla ice cream. I have to say for as much butter and sugar as these have I would prefer something else. I just didn't find them all that exciting. I was a little disappointed that the carmel sauce wasn't all that carmelly kind of just soaked into the cake part.  -  05 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made these to take to a holiday gathering and they were a big hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. They were easy to make and delicious.  -  28 May 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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