Wednesday, December 12, 2012

THE LATE VESTAL GOODMAN'S DOUBLE CHOCOLATE FANTASY BARS

The late Southern Gospel Music member Vestal Goodman of "The Happy Goodmans" shared this recipe some years ago of these Double Chocolate Fantasy Bars.  She said, "The great chocolate flavor will 'jump' out when you take a bite."  Vestal was known for her cooking, especially baking, among her family and friends.

1 package chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup of oil
1 egg
1 cup chopped nuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of salt

In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, oil, and egg on medium speed until crumbly.  Add the nuts.  Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the mixture, and press the remainder firmly on bottom of greased 13 by 9-inch pan.  In small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients.  Over medium heat, cook and stir until chips melt.  Pour evenly over prepared crust.  Top with reserved crumb mixture.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven or until bubbly.  Cool and cut into bars.  Store loosely covered at room temperature.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Oh boy does this look good! And I've got a gluten free chocolate cake mix in the cupboard. Guess what I'm making with it :-)

Linda Wilson said...

Linda,

I'm going to get me a Sugar-Free Chocolate cake mix and try it too. It sounds so good! I just found the recipe and thought it sounded so go I actually posted it before trying it.