This easy recipe for caramel walnut dream bars takes cake mix and combines it with a few other ingredients for a dreamy cookie bar dessert. Bake up a batch today and watch them disappear like magic!
I am usually all about making cakes and cookies and other treats from scratch, but every once in a while I find that combine using some kind of prepared mix with enough “scratch” ingredients that it seems just close enough, and this is the kind of recipe that can completely shock you (in the best possible way) with how good it is.
As you can tell, this is a delectably sweet treat. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Want to know something else that is impossibly sweet? (This has nothing to do with food in any way, so if you just want the recipe, feel free to skip on down to the bottom. It’s just too good a story to NOT tell, so I’m a-telling it.)
The teenager and her adorable boyfriend have been going out for a year now, which is like 50 years in teenage time. And so the boyfriend brought
Now if that isn’t sweet, I just don’t know what is!
Meanwhile, back at this sweet recipe, here’s the scoop. You make a base out of cake mix that has been moistened with butter and egg and press it into the bottom of a baking pan. Then you mix up a topping of condensed milk, another egg, some vanilla, some chopped walnuts and some toffee bits, and pour that on top. Bake, cool, cut ’em into squares, and give one to someone you have or would like to take to the prom.
This easy recipe for caramel walnut dream bars takes cake mix and combines it with a few other ingredients for a dreamy cookie bar dessert.
- One box yellow cake mix (18.5 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- One 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup toffee bits (I used the Heath Bar, brand, usually found near the chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a 13″x9″ pan with parchment or nonstick foil, extending the ends over the side (this is so you can easily lift it out of the pan later!)
- Put cake mix, butter, and one egg in a mixing bowl and stir until it is combined (mixture will be crumbly). Press it into the baking pan.
- Put sweetened condensed milk, remaining egg, vanilla extract, walnuts, and the toffee bits into a mixing bowl, mix it up and pour it into the cake mixture in the pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until it is golden brown. Cool (I know! So hard!) and use the ends of the parchment or foil to help lift it out of the pan. Cut into squares and give the first one to the person of your dreams.
Hi there! I’m Kate, and I’m a recipe writer, food photographer and devoted bacon lover. I started Framed Cooks in 2009, and my mission is to create and share family-friendly recipes that make cooking both easy and fun…yes, I said FUN! My kitchen is my happy place, and I want yours to be that place too. And if you make this recipe, I would love you to tag @FramedCooks on Instagram so I can see the deliciousness!