Friday, September 16, 2011


When our children were growing up, I baked cookies each week for their lunches.

Often I made these Ooo-ee Goo-ee Cookie Bars and they were a favorite. They reminded us of Turtle Candy and I suppose a better name would be Turtle Bar Cookies.

When it comes to a good box of Chocolate candy, the ones I like the best are the ones with nuts and caramels. I think that is why I like these cookies so well.


1 lb Kraft caramels (approximately 40 wrapped caramels)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
German chocolate or chocolate cake mix with pudding in the mix
1/2 to 3/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1/3 cup  evaporated milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts

Melt together the unwrapped caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk on low heat.

In a large bowl combine cake mix, melted butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk to make a batter. Press half of the cake batter in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes and remove from oven.

Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over hot baked cake. Then pour the melted caramel mixture over the cake. Crumble the rest of the cake mix by teaspoonfuls over the caramel layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool. Makes 24 bars.

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  1. Hi Hazel,
    I cant wait to try this.I know that my children will surely love it.I have had some technical problems at first and later on my laptop just would not turn its power on...the culprit why I was out in my blog for sometime.Thanks a lot for sharing and I am so happy to be here once again.

  2. These would be a great snack to bring to my Life Group. Thanks for sharing your winner recipe!


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