Chocolate-Caramel Bars

Chocolate-Caramel Bars

Need a sweet bar cookie? Cake mix, oats, caramels and chocolate chips make this a super delicious treat.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

bars

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
2
cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
1/4
cup milk
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously grease or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter and egg with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed.
  2. Stir in oats until crumbly (use fingers if necessary). Reserve 1 cup cake mixture. Press remaining mixture in pan (use plastic wrap or waxed paper to press mixture if it is sticky).
  3. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and milk over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Pour over chocolate layer in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Crumble reserved cake mixture into small pieces; sprinkle over top.
  4. Bake 24 to 29 minutes or until caramel bubbles along edges and cake mixture on top appears crisp and dry. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Old-fashioned oats would be more visible in the bars than quick-cooking oats would be, but either works fine.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.