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Hope you all enjoy this recipe! German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares 1 14 oz. bag caramels; unwrapped 1/3 c. evaporated milk 1 box Pillsbury German Chocolate cake mix 3/4 c. butter; softened 1/3 c.
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Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/8/2012 10:56 AM EDT
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I tried these a couple weeks ago and they are a big hit!  Thanks so much for the recipe!!

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/8/2012 11:27 AM EDT
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Thanks for posting this recipe Verlee.

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/8/2012 3:10 PM EDT
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Thanks Verlee, this sounds like something I might make.

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/8/2012 5:06 PM EDT
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As I sit here (finally) with the AC roaring - I've baked some brownies in mini cupcake pan and frosted them with melted peanut butter chips.
Now my oven is working on German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares.
Ohhhhh -- it's too hot to be doing this

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/9/2012 9:20 AM EDT
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My Grandson and I made these last night.
According to him they will never take the place of a Carmelita Bar but they are very good.

I have a question about the batter though.
I am not sure if I did it correctly.  I cut the butter in then added the milk and the dough that I got was very thick and sticky.  Very difficult to spread in the pan.  I layered the chocolate chips and caramel then dropping the rest of the dough on top was a bit of a challenge because of how sticky it was.  Is this supposed to be the texture of the dough?
After baking they were fine, looked like regular brownies and most important they taste great.

Next on the list to try are the Layers of Love Chocolate Brownies.they have a pretty high bar to reach since my Grandson is going to compare them to his favorite Carmelita Bars.

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/9/2012 11:43 AM EDT
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I did not have great success with the Germal Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares. (  I think the caramels were too thin.)  The thick batter I got was impossible to layer over the caramels so I just tried to cover them with spoons of batter.    Then, after baking, everything was too thin and seemed almost raw.  So I baked more - then baked more.  The pan full never got solid.  I sure did something wrong.

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/9/2012 12:50 PM EDT
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Nancy, I also found the batter quite thick.  The directions do say to spoon the batter over the caramel so I anticipated that it would be thick and not cover the bottom layer completely. What I found difficult was to spread the base layer in the pan.  I line my pans with parchment and even spraying the pan the parchment still lifted when I tried to spread it.
The brownies do come out looking a bit loose, but I am one to never over bake a brownie, they did sort of set up after cooling but still a bit gooey because of the caramel.
Again we did not add the nuts because my Grandson does not like them so I figured mine would be a bit thinner and gooier

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/9/2012 1:27 PM EDT
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Did not add nuts??!!??  Yikes.  I add nuts to anything that will hold still! 
I used walnuts in these.

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/9/2012 1:30 PM EDT
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Sounds good

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/9/2012 4:41 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares:
Did not add nuts??!!??  Yikes.  I add nuts to anything that will hold still!   I used walnuts in these.
Posted by Nancy G


My Grandson does not like nuts in things. Took me forever to convince him to "allow" me to put nuts in the carrot cake. (still can not convince him to let me put in raisins when we make a carrot cake he will eat)
Slowly but surely I am getting him to realize that nuts can add and enhance a recipe.
they made a trip to Mexico a week ago and I made him promise me that he would try at least 3 new things then tell me all about it.  He reported that he tried papaya and that was "ok" but his new favorite ice cream has caramel and hazelnuts in it. Be still my heart..he likes something with nuts!!   I told him that was good because three of the plants that I put in are hazelnut! So we will have nuts to use in baking, if the critters don't get to them first.
He is a "work in progress" when it comes to trying something different.  He never has been an "adventurous" eater.

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/9/2012 6:08 PM EDT
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Nikki -- my pan of the German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares spent the night in the 'fridge but they were very "loose" when I did cut them.
They taste great -  but I wish they were more solid

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/10/2012 1:50 AM EDT
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Sorry, ladies, I should have added some helpful hints to this recipe. When putting the first layer of batter in the pan, you do have to "work" it a bit. I usually butter the back side of a wooden spoon and smooth the batter as best you can. It doesn't have to be completely smooth like typical batter, as it will bake out evenly. For the batter on the top, I just spoon it onto the top in small lumps, and it too bakes out smoothly. The recipe is worth the extra messy effort!!!

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/10/2012 8:03 AM EDT
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Thanks for te wonderful sounding recipe.

Re: German Chocolate Caramel Layer Squares

posted at 6/10/2012 8:13 AM EDT
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It WAS VERY GOOD,
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