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Peanutty Caramel Bars Recipe
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Peanutty Caramel Bars Recipe

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Made in the microwave, these sweet and chewy bars can be stirred by very quickly. Loaded with caramel, chocolate, peanuts and peanut butter, they remind some folks of a candy bar. Kids of all ages love them. —Charlene Bennett Clearville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, divided
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips or 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 154 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave caramels, water and 1/2 cup peanut butter on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 1 to 1-1/2 minutes longer or until melted. Add cereal and peanuts; toss to coat. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set aside.
  2. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt chips, butter and remaining peanut butter on high for 20-50 seconds; stir until smooth. Spread over cereal mixture. Refrigerate before cutting. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 1100-watt microwave. Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanutty Caramel Bars in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 154 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

I made these for my family and the kids really loved them, so I brought a batch to work and everyone wanted the recipe. I will absolutely make these again.

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

We love these bars. My husband couldn't stop eating them. Good thing I only made a half batch in a 9x9 for the first try! Nothing I would change except I use light margarine instead of butter.

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

These are Delicious!!!

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