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No-Bake Caramel Cheerios™ Bars

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36
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No-bake bars are a breeze to make. A cool microwave keeps the heat out of the kitchen and the sweet satisfaction in.

Ingredients

6
cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1
bag (14 oz) vanilla caramels, unwrapped
3
tablespoons water
2
cups miniature marshmallows
1/2
cup semisweet or milk chocolate chocolate chips
1
tablespoon shortening
1/4
cup M&M's™ minis chocolate candies

Directions

  • 1 Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Place cereal in large bowl; set aside.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave unwrapped caramels and water uncovered on High 2 minutes 30 seconds to 4 minutes, stirring after each minute, until mixture is smooth. Remove from microwave.
  • 3 Pour caramel mixture over cereal in bowl; stir until cereal is evenly coated. Gently stir in marshmallows. Pour cereal mixture into pan. With buttered back of spoon, press mixture in pan until even.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after each minute, until mixture is smooth. Drizzle chocolate over top of cereal mixture. Sprinkle M&M's™ minis chocolate candies evenly over chocolate. Refrigerate until mixture is firm and glaze is set, about 1 hour.
  • 5 With table knife, cut cereal mixture into 9 rows by 4 rows to make 36 bars. Store in loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

Banana Nut Cheerios™ cereal makes a tasty variation for regular Cheerios™ cereal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
76.0
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1.4g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0.5mg
0%
Sodium
28.7mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
9.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
0.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
1.70%
2%
Calcium
2.20%
2%
Iron
7.80%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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