If you love caramel, pecans, coconut and chocolate then these German Chocolate Cookie Bars are right up your alley! Made with a simple cake mix crust, and topped with all the goodies, these easy cookie bars are perfect anytime you're in the mood for a decadent sweet treat!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick spray.
In a mixing bowl pour the melted butter and 1/2 c. milk into the cake mix. Stir. The batter will be sticky. Using a rubber scraper, evenly spread the batter into the 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
While the crust is baking, melt the caramel. Place all of the caramels into a microwave safe bowl, and add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk. (Melt in 1-minute increments, stirring each time. It took me 2 1/2 minutes to get to a smooth fully melted consistency.) Pour the caramel evenly over the crust.
Next, sprinkle the coconut, pecans and chocolate chips evenly over the caramel. Bake for another 15 minutes.
Remove the bars from the oven and cool completely before cutting.
Store at room temperature in an air tight container.