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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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The Liturgical Cookbook: Chocolate and caramel: clearly a match made in heaven

by Sierra Lawrence, for the Inland Register

(From the Jan. 18, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Chocolate and caramel is a great combination. The other day I had a chance to take a sample of this recipe for Cee Cee Bars, submitted by Bruce Berberian. The cookie melted in my mouth. I had to have more! Therefore, be warned. Make Cee Cee Bars at your own risk. The Inland Register will not accept any responsibility if you eat the whole pan.

Cee Cee Bars

1 box German chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup evaporated milk
10 tbsp. melted margarine
1 - 14 oz package of caramel candy
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Combine the box of German chocolate cake mix with 10 tablespoons of melted margarine and first 1/3 cup of evaporated milk in a large bowl. (Allow mixture to “firm up” while you do step 2.)
2. Unwrap caramels and combine them with the other 1/3 cup of evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan over low heat until the caramels are melted and smooth.
3. Take half of the cake mixture and spread it in a 9x13 lightly greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for six (6) minutes.
4. Remove the cake mixture from the oven. Pour the caramel mixture over the partially cooked mix. Sprinkle chocolate chips in a layer over the caramel layer. Add walnuts on top of the chocolate chips, if desired. Drop the remaining cake mixture by spoonfuls over the caramel, chocolate chip, and walnut layers. (The cake mixture will not cover the other layers completely.)
5. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes. Cool. Makes 48 bars.
(* Caution: May be hazardous to your diet.)
(If you have a great recipe that celebrates a Holy Day or a special time during the liturgical year — even Ordinary Time is a great time to eat good food — send it in to the Inland Register, attention Liturgical Cookbook, P.O. Box 48, Spokane, WA 99210-0048.)

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