Tuesday, February 1, 2011

German Chocolate Bars


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.


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: 2 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....