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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

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