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Peanutty Caramel Bars

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"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"
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Ingredients

10 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels, water and 1/2 cup peanut butter on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 1-2 minutes longer or until melted. Add cereal and peanuts; stir until coated. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan; set aside.
  2. In another microwave-safe bowl, heat chips, butter and remaining peanut butter on high for 30-60 seconds or until melted. Spread over cereal mixture. Refrigerate before cutting.

Footnotes

  • This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.
  • Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.

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Most helpful positive review

I don't like Cheerios so I used pretzel sticks that I broke into 1/2 inch pieces. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly as written. The pretzels don't get soggy at all and this has become ...

Most helpful critical review

After reading the reviews I thought this was going to be awesome, Sadly, I was mistaken. But don't let my review stop you from trying it. It just wasn't good for my taste.

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I don't like Cheerios so I used pretzel sticks that I broke into 1/2 inch pieces. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly as written. The pretzels don't get soggy at all and this has become ...

I was looking for a recipe to use up some Cheerios and Peanut Butter I had gotten a great deal on and stumbled across this one. Boy, am I glad I did! (And my family too! :). These are very addic...

Easy to make and the kids liked them. The only problem is that they don't store for very long as the cheerios get soft and stale.

I used 5 cups of cheerios instead of 4. You need it or else there would be too much caramel goo on the bottom of the pan. Didn't have any peanuts, but I liked the way they turned out

I made these for the first time yesterday and they are yummy! I was concerned because I only had natural peanut butter but it did not affect the bars as far as I know. I omitted the butter but f...

After reading the reviews I thought this was going to be awesome, Sadly, I was mistaken. But don't let my review stop you from trying it. It just wasn't good for my taste.

I was looking for something to make with plain Cheerios leftover from my nephew's short stay last weekend. Wow! The Cheerio flavor really comes through in these more than I thought it would, a...

This was tasty, though I think it would taste even better with homemade caramels...somehow the store bought had an artificial taste which I did notice somewhat when tasting.

I didnt have any peanuts on hand when I made this, and guessed at how many 14oz of carmels would be, but my kids loved this! For the icing, I used 3/4cup chocolate chips, and 1/2 butterscotch c...