German Chocolate Bars


'My mom gave me this recipe at Christmas when I wanted to make something different and yummy for gifts,' notes Jennifer Sharp of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 'The chewy bars can be cut into larger pieces, but they're very rich,' she adds.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
36 servings


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

  • cup cold butter or margarine

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 (16 ounce) container coconut pecan frosting

  • ¼ cup milk


  1. Place cake mix in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Press 2-1/2 cups into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes; immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Drop frosting by tablespoonfuls over the chips. Stir milk into the remaining crumb mixture; drop by teaspoonfuls over top.

  2. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until bubbly around the edges and top is cracked. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 4 hours before cutting.