Betty's Caramel Bar Cookies - Easter

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Mar. 20, 2015

Betty demonstrates how to make Caramel Bar Cookies for the Easter Table. These delicious cookies may be cut into squares or rectangles, depending on the number of servings desired.

Ingredients

Yellow cake mix 1 Packet
Vegetable oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Egg 1
Evaporated milk 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Butter 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Caramel bits 11 Ounce (melting bits)
Confectioner's sugar 1 2/3 Cup (26.67 tbs)
Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Making

Using a pastry blender,combine dry cake mix, oil, and egg in a large bowl. 

Spread evenly in bottom of a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. 

Remove from oven and set aside. 

For the filling

Combine caramel bits and evaporated milk in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until melted, stirring constantly. 

Add butter and stir until melted. 

Remove from heat. Stir in confectioner's sugar and pecans. 

Spread over warm crust. 

For frosting, sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Gently spread in a very thin layer over caramel filling. 

Let Caramel Bar Cookies cool to room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. 

Serving

Serve lightly warm, or after they have been chilled. Cut into squares or rectangles, as desired. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 4583Calories from Fat 2555

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 303 g466.2%

Saturated Fat 91 g455%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1078 mg44.92%

Total Carbohydrates 485 g161.7%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 440 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet