Caramel Cookie Bars from a Cake Mix

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Judy Kaye

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@paintedcookie

Every year I try to make up goodies for friends and neighbors. This year I wanted to make a caramel cookie bar to share but couldn't find a recipe I like so I made this one up as I went along. Everyone who has taste-tested it loves it I hope you do too.

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Wow... everyone's going to love these. This cake is super rich. You taste chocolate, butterscotch, and nuts in every bite. It's chewy but a bit crunchy because of the nuts. The layer of caramel and icing top them wonderfully. It's a cross between toffee and fudge. We really loved the flavor of butterscotch and caramel in this easy cake. Super yummy! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 2
    eggs
  • 10 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    caramel flavoring
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    butterscotch chips
  • 1 c
    nuts, chopped
  • TOPPING

  • 8 oz
    caramels, melted
  • 1 pkg
    white frosting

How to Make Caramel Cookie Bars from a Cake Mix

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9 x13 cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl cream eggs, butter, and caramel flavoring.
  3. Sift cake mix into a large bowl.
  4. Pour cake mix over butter and eggs.
  5. Stir to moisten. (This will be very thick.)
  6. Next stir in candy and nuts.
  7. Spread over greased cake pan evenly.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. While mixture is baking melt caramels in a pan over boiling water. You may need to add a little cream or butter to thin caramel.
  10. Stir until caramels are melted and it's thin enough to spread.
  11. Cover and keep just warm enough to spread.
  12. Remove cake from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  13. Then pour warm caramel over the top of the cake and spread evenly. Allow to cool completely.
  14. When the cake is cool and caramel is set, spread frosting over the top of the caramel.
  15. Decorate as desired or leave plain. Cut into 24 equal pieces.

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About Caramel Cookie Bars from a Cake Mix

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids



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