Bar #13: Salted Caramel Chocolate Neiman Marcus

For some reason, salt, caramel and chocolate just go together.  Perfectly.
The little bit of salt brings out the flavors of the caramel and chocolate…it doesn’t make it salty, it makes it flippin’ fabulous!  This bar will rock your world.  Rock it.
Shopping List
1 box chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
1 box powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 (8 oz) cream cheese (at room temperature)
1/2 cup caramel topping (the kind you use for ice cream sundaes)
1 tablespoon Kosher or Sea Salt, divided (don’t use basic table salt, get a good Kosher or Sea Salt!)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish (I always use Pam).
In one bowl, combine one box of any chocolate cake mix, two eggs and 1 stick of melted butter. 
Spread mixture into prepared dish (this will be your “crust” on the bottom).
In a separate bowl, mix with a hand mixer, one box of powdered sugar, cream cheese, remaining 2 eggs, caramel topping and 1/2 tablespoon of salt until smooth.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Spread on top of crust mixture.
Bake 38-40 minutes. 
The center of your bars will be a little wobbly when you pull it out of the oven (it won’t be completely set like a cake).  At this point, sprinkle your remaining 1/2 tablespoon of salt down over the warm bars.  Let it cool on the counter for 30 minutes before sticking it in the fridge for at least 2 hours (or up to 2 days).  
Cut into bars and serve.
 You will love, love, love this sophisticated twist on a chocolate bar.  Happy eating!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} November 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Shay…these look SOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!! I cannot wait to try these myself. I'm expecting them to be one of my favorites. You know how I love salted caramel!

  • Ashley @ Fancy Ashley November 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Oh my gosh! I can't even handle how good these look! I must try them! Yum!!!

  • Mix and Match Mama November 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Like any bar you bake in a 9×13, it just depends on the size you cut. I typically get 16 bars out of each pan but you could get more or you could get fewer.

  • RebeccaLynn17 November 18, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Amazing…so do you taste test your bars now and skip your brownie a day?! Or both ?

  • RebeccaLynn17 November 18, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Amazing…so do you taste test your bars now and skip your brownie a day?! Or both ?

  • Hayley Chandler November 18, 2013 at 4:22 am

    These look amazing!!! I have almost all the ingredients to make these. I must add caramel to my grocery list!!!

  • Farryn November 18, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    This is SERIOUSLY the BEST thing I've ever placed in my mouth! NOT KIDDING! Every single person MUST make this for every occasion! It is that delicious…and oh so rich! Shay, this is hands down your best recipe..and I've been following your blog for quite some time! Delish! Thank you, Thank you!

  • Merobs November 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I made these last night for a Thanksgiving luncheon at work today (they asked for non-tradtional dessert) and I was so excited after a small sample this morning, I had to comment! These are DELICIOUS! Everyone, make these. Now! Thanks for the great recipe.