(by Shirley McNevich)
1 box Duncan Hines German chocolate cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup + 1/2 cup Carnation evaporated milk (NOT condensed)
3/4 cup butter (melted)
60 Kraft caramels (unwrapped)
1 cup Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a bowl add the dry cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk and the melted butter--stir to mix. Spread HALF of the batter into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. In a double boiler add the unwrapped caramels and 1/2 cup evaporated milk--cook/stir until melted and smooth. Spread caramel mixture evenly over the baked crust. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the caramel. Spread remaining batter over the top. Return to oven and bake at 350 degrees 18-20 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into bars or squares.