CARAMEL SQUARES

1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Layer the cake mix, peanuts, and chocolate chips in a jar and seal. Attach the
unwrapped caramels in a plastic bag to the jar.

Attach the following to the jar:
Caramel Squares
3/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9 inch square baking pan. Mix shortening and
cake mix until smooth. Add in 1/3 of a cup of the milk and peanuts and mix well.
Mixture will be crumbly. Press half of mixture into baking pan and bake for 8
minutes. Over low heat, melt caramels and 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk in top of
a double boiler. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Sprinkle chocolate chips over
warm dough. Spread the caramel mixture over the chips. Add the rest of the cake
mixture over the caramel. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool before cutting into
bars. Makes 2 dozen.