Holiday Caramel Candy Bars

Holiday Caramel Candy Bars

Enjoy these delicious caramel candy bars packed with oats and rice cereal – a wonderful dessert treat.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

32

bars

Base and Topping
1 1/2
cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2
cups butter, softened
1
cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1
cup crisp rice cereal
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
Filling
35
vanilla caramels, unwrapped
1/3
cup milk
Topping
1
(14-oz.) pkg. red and green candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; beat until smooth. Stir in oats and cereal. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix until well blended. Reserve 3 cups oat mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of sprayed pan. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine caramels and milk; heat over low heat until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove partially baked base from oven. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the chocolate pieces. Drizzle with caramel mixture, being careful not to let caramel touch sides of pan. Drop reserved oat mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls over caramel mixture. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate pieces.
  4. Return to oven; bake an additional 20 to 24 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
Makes 32 bars

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 210mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 1/2 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.