Wicked Caramel Layer Squares

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"A Welsh treat, made easy by the use of a box cake mix. Most Welsh Caramel bars are more like Millionaire's Shortbread - these are way different! By Kristen Ashley's Auntie Bec."

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (86.5 g)
  • Calories 353.9
  • Total Fat - 24.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 76.2 mg
  • Sodium - 608.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 12.3 g
  • Protein - 8.3 g
  • Calcium - 83.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 18 degrees C.

Step 2

Grease and flour a 9 inch square baking pan. If desired, line the pan with overhanging parchment, to make slicing easier.

Step 3

Unwrap the caramels. In a heavy-bottomed pan, melt the caramels in the evaporated milk over low heat. Stirring frequently.

Step 4

Combine the cake mix and the melted butter in a bowl. Start by stirring, but in the end you'll probably need to use your hands! Press HALF of the dough into the bottom of the baking pan and bake for 6 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crust. Next, pour and spread the caramel over all. Don't worry about spreading, usually pouring all over as much as possible does the trick. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the top. If using nuts, sprinkle those over the top.

Step 6

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool until set. If using parchment, lift out and slice into squares with a hot, wet knife.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Of course these are awesome. How could they not be? One box of cake mix and 3/4 cup of melted butter is not crumbly so I'm not sure what was wrong but it all turned out in the end.

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(27 Aug 2017)