Tuesday, February 1, 2011

German Chocolate Bars


WELCOME FEBRUARY!!

Thought I'd share the page from the calendar my dear FL cousin Vanessa sent me a while back - it's sooo cute! I love what it says...



It's time to.....THINK CHOCOLATE!


I've been anxiously saving this recipe to share in February!

This would be great to serve for a Valentine's Day dinner.  For company even!


Only FIVE ingredients for this easy and totally delicious recipe!!

It's Ooey Gooey too - which I love.



GERMAN CHOCOLATE BARS

1 - 18 ozs. box german chocolate cake mix
2/3 c. cold butter
1 c. (6 ozs) semisweet chocolate chips
1 (15 ozs) can coconut-pecan frosting
1/4 c. milk

Preheat oven to 350. Place cake mix in bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. {I like using my pastry blender for this step). Press 2-1/2 c. into greased 9" x 13" x 2" baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes; immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Drop frosting by tablespoonsful over the chips.  Stir milk into the remaining crumb mixture; drop by teaspoonsful over top. (I smoothed the dough a bit with the back of a spoon first, but it isn't necessary). Bake 25 - 30 minutes longer or until bubbly around the edges and top is cracked.  Cool on wire rack.  Refrigerate for 4 hours before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen

(Be careful not to overbake.  I took mine out of the oven after 25 minutes.)

The first time I made this, I cut it warm and we enjoyed it with ice cream.  It's rich and very yummy-licious!



FYI:  For those of you who have joined me because I 'do' healthy foods...please
stay with me.  With all my husbands health issues and dietary needs, and the fact
that I'm trying to drop a few pounds before a vacation in May, I will continue with healthy eating recipe ideas. 

BUT...I do believe a splurge is good for you now and again and this is one of those kinds of posts. 

So please hang with me and stay tuned for more healthy eating....

BON APPETIT!