As promised last week, today I'll be sharing my recipe for my favorite bars on the planet. I must admit, as far as desserts go, I'm not usually a huge "bar" person. I'd much rather go fo cake or pie. However, for these I make a very happy exception.
I feel like I must warn you that when you read this recipe, your eyes might very well pop right out of your head. These bars are pretty much just made up of a giant collection of the most unhealthy ingredients on the planet. Accept this, and move on. Trust me- the calorie intake is well worth it.
-1 package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Butter Recipe Cake Mix
-1/3 cup oil
-1 package chocolate chips
-1 cup vanilla/white cholocate chips
-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup Heath pieces
-1 can sweetened condensed milk
Heat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; blend well. Add chocolate chips, white chips, and Heath pieces to cake batter. This batter is really, really REALLY stiff. To get everything mixed in well, you are going to have to not be a pansy, and use your hands.
Press 1/2 cake batter into greased 9x13 pan, and bake at 350 for ten minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine butter, caramels and sweetened condensed milk. Cook over medium low heat until caramels are melted, and mixture is smooth. Stir frequently to prevent burning. And by frequently here, I actually mean frequently. Don't try to get away with not checking on this stuff. It WILL burn if you don't and you will have a super disgusting mess on your hands.
Once melted, slowly pour mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Top by crumbling remaining cake mixture over melted caramel sauce. Return to oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until top is set and edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes.
Serve, and kiss your diet goodbye for the day.
Word to the wise: when you take this out of the oven, run a knife around the edges to loosen the bars from the pan. If you don't, when the caramel hardens, it will stick to the pan, and you will destroy the bars trying to get them out.