Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chocolate Turtle Bars

I needed to take dessert to some friends tonight and decided to make this yummy treat.  Anyone that knows me, knows how much I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter.  Well, chocolate and caramel definitely comes in as a close second.  These are tasty treats, perfect warm with ice-cream on top.  I love it warm because it makes the frosting and caramel center melt all over.  It’s seriously sinful and heavenly!  Try them and you will know what I mean.

Ingredients:
1 german chocolate cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup oil
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 lb. bag caramels, unwrapped
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

FROSTING:
1 stick butter, melted.  3 TBSP. cocoa, mixed with melted butter.  6 TBSP. evaporated milk and powdered sugar to desired consistency (1 lb. bag approximately) and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Directions:

Combine and mix the cake mix, butter, water, oil and 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk.  Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 13x0 baking pan.  Bake in oven at 325 for 20 minutes.

In a saucepan over low heat, combine caramels and 1/2 can eagle brand milk.  Stir mixture, heating until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth.  Spread over the baked cake layer with 1 cup chocolate chips and chopped pecans.  Cover with remaining batter and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.  Let cool slightly and frost with turtle cake frosting.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Oh, wow, I think I went on a sugar high just reading the recipe! I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks!