I apologize for the overflow of desserts and sweet things; I'm still updating all the desserts that were made for Thanksgiving. This is one of those cheating desserts, where it uses some pre-bought items and is so easy to make. I am a fan of "make it all from scratch", but every now and then, I cheat too! This shortcut dessert will not disappoint!
5 oz evaporated milk
14 oz pkg of caramels
1 pkg of German Chocolate or Devils Food Cake mix, pudding-included
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 butter, softened
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Heat unwrapped caramels and evaporated milk (reserve 2 tbsps for later) over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat.
2. In a separate bowl, combine cake mix, nuts, butter, and reserved 2 tbsps of evaporated milk. Mix well until crumbly then press half of the dough mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside the rest of the dough for later.
3. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the partially baked crust. Carefully spoon caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble reserved dough mixture over caramel and chocolate chips. Return to oven and bake 15 -20 more minutes. Cool completely and cut in bars.
Taken from Pillsbury's Best of the Bake Off Cookbook