One of the very nicest things about grandmothers is that they can be counted on for recipes that never let you down. One of my favorite treats in the world are my Grandma Campobasso’s Yum-Yum bars. How can anything be so good? Grandma would say it’s the butter. Land-O-Lakes, of course, which she’s used for as long as I can remember. Just like Julia.
Here’s the recipe. Like everything around here, they’re easy to make. The bars are really rich, so I don’t think you could eat them all at once even if you wanted to. Which you will.
Grandma Campobasso’s Yum-Yum Bars
18-ounce package German chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1 can evaporated milk
6 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
50 Kraft caramels
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cake mix, melted butter, and 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk together and spread half of the mixture in a lightly greased 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for six minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Unwrap the caramels and melt in 1/3 cup of evaporated milk. You can do this in the microwave. Pour over the chocolate chips and nuts. Crumble the remaining cake mixture and pat on top. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool completely before cutting. And then dig in.
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