Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares

My recipe paper shows the date October 13, 1986. A pre-printed caption at the top says ‘JUST A NOTE FROM…TOOTS”. Everyone called my Mother’s friend, “Toots”. As I recall, her name was Violet although not many folks knew that. She was a registered nurse, as was my Mother, and they worked together for years and were best friends. Toots was a wonderful cook. If the recipe has her name on it, and it does, then I know it’s a good one. Hope it turns out well for you. (I’m writing it exactly as Toots wrote it.)

Mix pkg caramels with 1/3 C. evap. milk. Heat until caramels are melted. Melt 1//2 C. (or little more) of oleo. Mix pkg. German Choc cake mix, melted oleo and 1/3 C. canned milk & 1 C. chopped nuts by hand until dough sticks to-gether. Grease & flour 9×13 pan. Place 1/2 of cake mix on bottom of pan. Bake @ 350 Deg. for 6 min.

Sprinkle 1 C. choc chips over baked crust. Spread caramel mixture over choc. chips. Crumble remaining cake mixture over caramel mix.

Bake 350 Deg 15-18 min. Cool slightly. Refrigerate 30 min. to set caramel mixture. Cut into squares.

I’ve never tried making this recipe. But, I just gained 10 pounds while I was typing it out.

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Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

Check out my other blog at…memoriesaremadefromthis.com

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The future is right ahead of me. At the age of 84, all new projects are interesting.Memories and friends of the past are with me every day. I love to share my thoughts along with comments and opinions (of course) of this day and today's times and challenges. Photography is my hobby. Although I haven't done many photos of people, I've found there are photo challenges in every direction. Born and raised in Michigan, the peaceful woods and wildlife have always attracted me. Graduating from high school in 1953, college was of no interest to me. My Dad used to say, "some folks get a college education and may still not have enough sense to come in out of the rain." That's always been enough for me because I do, have that much sense, about the rain. I have learned one important fact about life. Old isn't as old as I always thought it was.

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