Honor your mom with a memory

Honor your mom with a memory

Growing up, I loved baking with my mom. Particularly, when we would make caramel squares! They were fudgey, cake brownies with ooey-gooey caramel in the middle. I loved measuring, pouring, and melting the caramel with my mom. The best part – of course – was licking all the bowls and utensils after the pan was in the oven! I always asked that a little extra be left in the bowl!​

And now… Nana bakes these cookies with my kids! 

If you want to start a new tradition with your family, here’s the recipe for chocolate caramel squares straight from my mother’s kitchen:


  • 14 oz package of light caramels
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 17 oz package German chocolate cake mix
  • ⅗ cup or 1½ sticks of butter
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup (6 oz package) semisweet chocolate pieces


    1. On top of a double boiler, combine caramels and ⅓ cup of evaporated milk. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until the caramels are melted. Set aside.
    2. Generously grease a 13×9 inch baking pan. 
    3. In a large mixing bowl combine dry cake mix, butter, remaining evaporated milk, and nuts. Stir until dough holds together. Press ½ of the dough into the prepared pan. Reserve remaining dough for topping. 
    4. Bake at 350° for six minutes. 
    5. Sprinkle chocolate chip pieces over the baked crust. Spread caramel mixture over chocolate pieces. Crumble reserved dough over caramel mixture. Return to the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. 
    6. Cool, then refrigerate for about one hour to set the caramel layer. Cut into 36 bars. 
    7. Enjoy!


Mothers are incredible – their impact and sacrifices can be felt for generations in a family. I know I would not be who I am today without my mother and her godly influence in my life. As children, we often take that for granted, but as adults – especially when we become mothers ourselves – we see our moms through new eyes, full of gratitude and awe.

Because of that, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’ve created a unique opportunity for you to give a shout-out to your mom, as part of our mission to raise $20,000 to continue fighting for families in Wisconsin.

We have been offered an incredible “flash match” opportunity that will DOUBLE any donation you make from now until Father’s Day. This funding will empower us to defend the values you hold dear, and continue to support marriage and families as they were designed by God.

When you invest in this cause in honor of your mother, you will have the opportunity to leave a comment with a memory or something you’re grateful to her for. We will share some of these stories on social media with just your first name! This is a wonderful way to give public praise to the woman who, we are sure, sacrificed many of her own desires and plans to raise her children.

Please consider giving “double honor” to your mother today! CLICK HERE to donate.