German Chocolate Caramel Brownies

German Chocolate Caramel Brownies

1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

3/4 cup butter, melted

2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided

1 cup chopped pecans

1 (11 ounce) bag Kraft caramel bits

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch baking pan by greasing and flouring. In a medium bowl, mix cake mix, melted butter, and 1/3 cup evaporated milk until well blended; add pecans. Press 1/2 of this mixture into prepared baking pan; bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Melt caramel bits and remaining 1/3 cup of evaporated milk in double boiler or microwave oven. Spread over cake layer, then sprinkle chocolate chips over caramel layer. Crumble remaining cake mixture on top of chocolate chips; press lightly. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.