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Peanutty Caramel Bars

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From Taste of Home

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Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (23 Votes)
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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

Details

Preparation

Step 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.

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.

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