Every now and then I crave and eat an entire Caramello, so when YumSugar proposed her I Heart Candy challenge I figured I'd make a homemade version of a Caramello. However homemade caramel involves an entire hour of constant stirring, so I brainstormed and was immediately reminded of an old childhood favorite: Heath bar cake!

A Heath bar is a thin slab of English toffee covered with smooth milk chocolate. Made with a boxed cake mix, this dessert comes together in no time and can be masterfully assembled by any inexperienced cook. With layers of sweetened condensed milk, creamy caramel sauce, and clouds of pillowy whipped cream topped off with chunks of the classic Heath candy bar, this is one recipe that you have to try. Take a look at just how easy it is,

Heath Bar Cake
From Epicurious Forum

1 box of German chocolate cake mix
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 bottle or jar of caramel
1 tub of Cool Whip
4 Heath or Skor bars, crushed

  1. Bake cake as directed according to box.
  2. Poke holes about the size of a pencil all over the top of the cake.
  3. Drizzle the milk and caramel over the cake, making a thin layer.
  4. Refrigerate until completely cool. Cover with Cool Whip. Sprinkle the Heath or Skor bars.

Serves 8-10.

PartySugar's Notes: Instead of using cool whip (I felt guilty about making a cake from a box) I made whipped cream. Beat 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream with 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 2 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. I also used one extra Heath bar.