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Caramel Cereal Treats

 Caramel Cereal Treats
“I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on these bars,” writes Laurie Lingenfelter from Nevada, Iowa. Even her husband’s friends at work request the sweet, crispy treats.
40 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + standing


  • 8 cups Sugar Smacks cereal
  • 1-3/4 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine cereal and peanuts; set aside. In a large
  • microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, milk and butter.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until caramels are
  • melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat. With greased hands, pat
  • mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan.
  • In a microwave, melt chips stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Drizzle
  • chocolate over caramels. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Yield:
  • 3-1/2 dozen.