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Christmas M&M's™ Caramel Bars

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32
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Enjoy these delicious caramel candy bars packed with oats and rice cereal – a wonderful dessert treat.
Updated May 6, 2016
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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


  • 35 vanilla caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • 1 (14-oz.) pkg. M&M's® chocolate candies red and green
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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