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Gooey German Chocolate Bars

All the flavors of German chocolate cake in an easy-to make bar cookie.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 42 to 49 minutes
Chill Time: at least 1 hour
Yield: 24 bars


  • 1 box (2 layer size) German chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Combine cake mix and 1/2 cup butter in a bowl until well blended.  Firmly press evenly into ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan.  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until set.

    Combine eggs, corn syrup, 1/4 cup butter and vanilla in a large bowl with a wire whisk until blended.  Stir in pecans, chips and coconut.  Pour over crust.

    Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set.  Cool on wire rack; then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Cut into bars; store in refrigerator.

    Recipe Tip:  If using a glass or ceramic pan, bake at 325°F.