Dulce de Leche Cheerios® Bars

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares how to update an old favorite into a new treat with Dulce de Leche Cheerios® cereal. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
1/2
cup butter, melted
1 1/2
cups Dulce de Leche Cheerios™ cereal
1
cup coarsely crushed pretzels
1
cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
1
cup milk chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
cup coconut
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix cracker crumbs, pecans and melted butter. Press in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 Sprinkle cereal and pretzels over crust. Layer vanilla chips, chocolate chips and coconut over pretzels. Pour condensed milk evenly over top.
  • 3 Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

To crush the pretzels, place in a food-storage plastic bag and crunch them with your hands.

To make cutting easier, you can line the pan with parchment or waxed paper extending over the sides of the pan. Then after baking, lift the bars from the pan and cut them on a cutting board.