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Dulce de Leche Cheerios® Bars How-To

dulce-de-leche cheerios bars
Cereal, chocolate and pretzels create a delicious cookie bar that can be in the oven in less than 20 minutes. MORE+ LESS-
By Cheri Liefeld

I love dulce de leche so I was excited to try Dulce de Leche Cheerio's, a new cereal from General Mills. Dulce de leche is a thick, caramel-like milk-based sauce or spread. 

Served in a bowl with milk these are crunchy, sweet and bursting with caramel flavor. Remember those bars that are layers of graham cracker, chocolate and coconut? They are a popular bake sale and holiday treat. 

I love taking an old favorite and messing with it a bit. The caramel flavor goes perfectly with the graham cracker crust and white and chocolate chips. The saltiness of the pretzels compliments the caramel and chocolate.

box of cheerios, ingredients, milk, measuring cup

Mix the butter into a mixing bowl with the graham crackers and pecans. Press it into your baking pan.

measuring cup, incredients, baking dish

Take a can of sweetened condensed milk and pour across the top. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Let cool and then cut them into bars.

Cheerios, chocolate chips, pretzels in baking dish