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Chocolate Squares with Nutty Caramel Sauce Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag (14 oz.) caramel candies
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)

How to Make

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8-inch square baking pan.
  • 2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add oil, eggs, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • 4. Remove wrappers from caramels. Combine caramels and water in small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth and well blended. Stir in pecans; cool until thickened slightly. Cut cake into squares; serve with warm caramel nut sauce and sweetened whipped cream, if desired. 16 servings.