Chocolate Caramel Gooey Cookies

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Chocolate Caramel Gooey Cookies are a perfect kid combination treat and snack. And as the web site name, Back for Seconds, says, they will return for more. This is such a quick and easy recipe, you can let your up and coming baker and cook try it. It begins with a box mix, adds some rolos and bake. What could be easier? You likely have to watch these cookies to be sure they do not burn. But chocolate, caramel and a bit of coconut are a chewy and melt-y, yummy way to enjoy a snack.

Cake mixes have been around since the 1930s. They were created when a company needed to figure out how to use up a surplus of molasses by drying it out and adding it to flour. It did not take long for P. Duff and Sons to figure out that this method could be a great one for preserving a lot of ingredients that tended to go bad. And once they did, they had a cake mixture they could package and keep on the shelves for a long time. For women (because it was women who did most home baking) it also meant a win. Remember that the refrigerator is a very recent invention. So women who wanted to bake a cake either had to go out and buy all the ingredients fresh, or make the cake when the ingredients they had were at hand. Creating the box mix meant that wives and mothers every where could make their desserts whenever they felt like making them. A huge boom for the cake baking industry.

Commercial mixes have come a long way, and organic mixes have perhaps come even further. Today, a box mix can be almost as good as a home made one, especially if you know all the ingredients that are found in the commercial variety. Enjoy this recipe, which takes advantage of commercial materials to make this quick and easy treat.

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