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Peanutty Caramel Bars



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


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

Yield: 3 dozen

Posted by Pat's Cookin at Recipe Goldmine 10/8/2001 2:17 pm.


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