Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares

Deep fudgy chocolate, caramel, walnuts, what’s not to love!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: makes approx. 24 bars

Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares


  • 11 oz caramel bits
  • 5 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Bar Dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt caramels with 1/3 cup of evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Combine cake mix, butter, nuts and the remainder of the evaporated milk.
  4. Divide dough and press 2/3 of the dough in the bottom of a 13×9 greased baking pan.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle dough with chocolate chips.
  7. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips in ribbons.
  8. Piece rest of remaining dough mixture over the caramel.
  9. Bake 15-18 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool before cutting.

Melt the caramel bits with 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Combine the cake mix, melted butter, nuts and remaining evaporated milk together. I used walnuts today, but your could easily swap out for pecans.

The dough will be very fudgy looking. Divide 2/3 dough out to press into pan.

Press the dough into the 13×9 greased baking pan and bake for 6-8 minutes.

Sprinkle cooked dough with 1 cup of chocolate chips. My family prefers milk chocolate chips, but semi-sweet would work just as well.

Pour over the caramel mixture in ribbons.

Piece the remaining batter over the caramel. Bake for 15-18 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Let cool before cutting. Pour yourself a glass of milk and enjoy!


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