I often find myself making Chocolate based desserts. Want to know a little secret? I don't really like Chocolate.
I like the 'idea' of Chocolate.
It's not that I don't enjoy a real piece of Chocolate. If you give me a bitter, extra-dark piece of hard Chocolate, that'll really make me happy.
It's kind of like Bananas. I like the fruit, but hate anything banana-flavored.
This recipe was inspired by a post from the Pioneer Woman's website. After swapping a few ingredients, this the end result.
I have to say that I never used boxed cake mixes, or anything boxed, for that matter. So I was a little hesitant about the recipe. But it is delicious and moist. It doesn't taste 'boxy' at all.
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (18.25 oz)
4 ounces chopped Almonds
1 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine, melted
8 ounces of Caramel Candy
4 ounces Chocolate Covered Peanuts
-Chop the chocolate covered peanuts and the almonds, then set aside.
-I used the type of caramel candy that comes with a cream center. You can use anything you like.
-In a small sauce pan, melt the caramel candy with 1/2 of the evaporated milk. Over low heat, mixing with a spoon regularly.
-Meanwhile, Pour the boxed cake mix into a bowl.
-Add the chopped almonds, chocolate covered peanuts, butter and the rest of the evaporated milk.
-Butter a big tart pan. I used a ceramic, 11 inch baking dish, about 2 inches tall.
-Pour some half of the cake mix. You'll need to use your hands. Wet your hands before touching the mix so it doesn't stick to your hands.
-Pour the melted caramel mixture.
-Pour the rest of the mix. Again, it's easier if you use your hands. you could also spoon the mix into the dish.
-Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it rest for 10 minutes before digging in.