Monday, June 25, 2012

German Chocolate Cake Bars

One of my Dad's favorite desserts is German Chocolate Cake. So for Father's Day, I thought I would make him one.  Then, I saw German Chocolate Cake Bars over at Six Sisters' Stuff.  They looked so yummy, and so easy! I like easy.  I decided I would make them instead.  It was a good decision.

German Chocolate Cake Bars from Six Sisters' Stuff & Paula Deen
Crust:
1 box devil's food cake mix (not the kind with pudding added)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted *I used Smart Balance
1 large egg

Filling:
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk  *I used fat free
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chopped pecans *I used walnuts since that's what I had 
1 cup shredded coconut 
1/2 cup milk semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray or butter.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter and egg, and press into the bottom of the prepared pan. The crust should not come up the sides. Bake for 7 minutes and remove from the oven. The crust will not look done.
While the crust is baking, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, egg, pecans walnuts and coconut. Pour evenly over the warm crust and sprinkle evenly with the chocolate chips. Bake for 24-30 minutes, until the top is a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares.
Everybody loved these! Even if you are not a big coconut fan, these are delicious.  Very much like a brownie, and who doesn't like brownies? {I saw in the comments from the source site that someone had added a caramel sauce to theirs when they took it out of the oven. I think that would be an awesome addition, but I didn't want to make another run to the store (and didn't have what I needed to make it from scratch.).}  My dad really enjoyed these, so that was the main thing.  Definitely a recipe that belongs in the 'keeper file'!  It's really hard to go wrong with chocolate and sweetened condensed milk!


I'm linking up this recipe with The Dedicated HouseEverything Under the Moon, Homemaker on a Dime, A Southern Fairytale, Delightfully Dowling, Making the World Cuter, Mandy's Recipe Box, It's a Blog Party, All the Small Stuff, 33 Shades of Green, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, From Mess Hall to Bistro , Lady Behind the Curtain, Ginger Snap Crafts, Eat at Home

28 comments:

  1. I could have used these last night while having my chocolate meltdowm. they sure look good.

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  2. Just added the ingredients to my grocery list. These look amazing!

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  3. I'm a pretty devout coconut hater. I hope this revelation doesn't ruin our friendship ;-)

    I'm going to pass this along to my mom though, who looooves coconut and tries to force it on me whenever she gets a chance.

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  4. I love german chocolate cake! I need to makes these.

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  5. These look yummy and easy. I love chocolate and coconut, so I bet I'll just love these. Will make soon. Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. Oh, this looks soooo good! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday link party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-3.html Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. I don't make cakes all that often because they seem to require an occasion...but these bars are so happening soon! Delicious.

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  8. I never used to get German chocolate cake because I thought I hated coconut. But I've just discovered that I love coconut, so these sound good to me now! :D

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  9. this was so good. yum. i wish i had a big chunk right now.

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  10. Oh my yum! German Chocolate is a weakness!

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  11. Yummy, rich and decadent and so simple. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. I do hope you visit and follow along. Linda

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  12. This looks great - am printing recipe right now!

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  13. Sounds delicious! I have got to make these! Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  14. oooh, great twist on German chocolate cake! This looks amazing!

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  15. Oh my gosh....this looks sooooo good!!! I'm definitely trying this recipe out!!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  16. Cant wait to try these! Found you through Make it Pretty Monday Hop. Would love for you to share at the Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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  17. So good and easy too! My family loved them. Thank you for sharing

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  18. Not sure where I messed up? Filling just fell right into cake?

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  19. @RobS I'm not sure how that could have happened bc it is not actually a "cake". The cake mix, butter and egg make a crust, that you bake for a few mins. Then add the filling on top and finish baking. It ends up more of a brownie consistency. If you send me an email with how you prepared it, maybe I can help troubleshoot.

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  20. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

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  21. Can't wait to make these tomorrow

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  22. I cannot wait to make these this weekend for my mother who loves Coconut! I love your blog! You have certainly found a new follower with this!

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    1. I would love to hear what she thinks of them! Hope you will come back often :-)

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  23. Just made these for our 5th church anniversary. I'll let you know how they are received by the Saints. :-)

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  24. Just made them for the first time for our Church Anniversary luncheon. I will let you know how the final outcome is with the Saints. :-)

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