A few weeks ago I went to Atwoods and they have their bulk candy bin. Yes, who knew a farm store would have bulk candy? Well, I did :). Anyway, I bought individually wrapped caramels. I saw this recipe in the new PW cookbook and wanted to try it, plus she had it on her Food Network show. Of course, I had to try it, right?
My mom has a recipe very similar to well so the day I decided to make these I asked hubby if he wanted my mom’s recipe or PW’s recipe. He said I’d already tried moms (he hasn’t yet) so let’s both try PW’s and then we’ll try my mom’s another day. Ok, whatever 🙂
They were pretty killer. Maybe not enough to knock you naked, but pretty darn close… maybe.
Oh, and Hubby’s friend Robert was at the house. Mark walks in and said so did you try them yet? Yes!? Did they knock you naked? And that was when Robert was ready to exit the building. lol 🙂
- 1 box (18.5 Ounce) German Chocolate Cake Mix (I Used Duncan Hines)
- 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
- 1/3 cup Evaporated Milk
- 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk (additional)
- 1/2 cup Butter, Melted
- 60 whole Caramels, Unwrapped
- 1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. The mixture will be very thick. Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.