Wednesday, January 16, 2013

German Chocolate Bars & A Warning

WARNING:  These bars are not good for you.  They are not made from scratch.  They do not contain any fruits or vegetables, nor do they allow you to use up anything from your freezer or canning shelves.  It is NOT recommended that you make these for yourself or harbor them on your counter tops.  They are that dangerous.

So, why am I telling you about them at all?  Well, Valentine's Day is coming up and if your sweetie loves German Chocolate cake he or she might love you even more if you make these for them.  If you do, I would highly recommend wrapping them individually and storing them in the freezer so they can pull one (I repeat ONE) out each day.  Eating these in a highly-controlled manner is highly-recommended.

Now that you're tense and on edge, swoon away....

German Chocolate Bars (recipe from my sister)

1 box German Chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tub pecan coconut frosting
1/4 cup milk

In a bowl, combine the cake mix and melted butter until all the mix is damp and all the dry mix is incorporated.  It will be crumb-like and on the dry-side.  Turn 2 1/2 cups of these crumbs out into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan coated with cooking spray.  Using your fingers, pat the crumbs into the bottom of the pan evenly.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.  Being careful not to burn yourself on the hot pan, drop dollops of the frosting on top.  Next, add the milk to the remaining crumbs, beating with a spoon until well-mixed.  Drop dollops of this mixture on top as well.  Put the pan back in the oven (at 350 degrees) for another 30 minutes or until the batter portions on top are dry to the touch.  Let cool completely, cut into squares and refrigerate until ready to serve (or wrap with saran wrap and freeze).

Oh, and I must mention that if you love German Chocolate, you'll love this German Chocolate Cheesecake.
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  1. Oh my goodness, these look delicious. Guess what the DH is getting in his lunch bag next week.

    Thanks so much...I *love* your recipes!


  2. It looks good but I don't know if I would want to buy the mix and tub items. The Betty Crocker cookbook has an excellent German Chocolate cake recipe in there and I make that at least once a year. I wonder if I looked at it for a bit I could translate that into a bar recipe for us.

  3. Have you met my husband? Despite my best efforts, he seems to be set on killing himself softly with processed food and sugar (and taking the kids down with him). A not good for you, not from scratch, processed boxed food, super tasty treat is right up his alley. Perhaps, I will make these and feed them to him while playing Roberta Flack.

  4. Made these...they are great!

  5. I have made something like this, but instead of using the frosting you use chunks of a bought frozen pecan pie! Delish!


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