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Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

This is a favorite recipe we make during the holidays--but you can make them any time! Sometimes called Snickers Bars.

1- 14 oz. bag of caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk (divided)
1 - two layer German Chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
1 - 6 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips


Melt caramels with 1/3 cup milk over low heat or in microwave, stirring until smooth. In mixing bowl, combine remaining milk, cake mix, and margarine; mix well. Press 1/2 of cake mixture into bottom of greased 13X9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Sprinkle 1 cup nuts and chocolate chips over crust. Top with melted caramel, spreading to edges of pan. Top with teaspoonfuls of remaining cake mixture; press gently into caramel. Sprinkle with remaining pecans, pressing lightly into top. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool slightly; refrigerate. Cut into bars to serve. Delicious!
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