Pure decadence in every bite of these delicious, brownie-like squares filled with rich caramel, creamy chocolate and crunchy nuts. Yum! Yum!
1 (14 ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.In a medium microwaveable mixer bowl, combine the caramels and 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk. Microwave on High for 2 to 3 minutes stirring every 30 seconds until the caramels are melted and mixture is smooth; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, melted butter, remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk and chopped nuts. Stir together by hand until a soft dough forms; press 1/2 of the dough onto bottom of a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and spread caramel mixture over the baked layer; sprinkle chocolate chips over the caramel mixture. Crumble the remaining cake mix dough evenly over the chocolate chips.
4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes longer. Do Not Over Bake. It may appear not to be thoroughly cooked, but once it cools it will be soft and chewy. Cut into squares. Makes 24 squares.