German Chocolate Cake Bars



  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix (not the kind with pudding added)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted *I used Smart Balance
  • 1 large egg


  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk *I used fat free
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans *I used walnuts since that’s what I had
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (milk chocolate is fine too)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray or butter.

In a medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter and egg, and press into the bottom of the prepared pan. The crust should not come up the sides.

Bake for 7 minutes and remove from the oven. The crust will not look done.

While the crust is baking, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, egg, pecans walnuts and coconut. Pour evenly over the warm crust and sprinkle evenly with the chocolate chips.

Bake for 24-30 minutes, until the top is a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares.

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