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Salted Caramel Reese’s™ Bars

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  • 40 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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These layered cereal bars combine the flavors of salted caramel, chocolate and peanut butter into one tasty treat!

Ingredients

5
cups Kix™ cereal
5
cups Reese's™ Puffs™ cereal
2
bags (11 oz each) caramels, unwrapped
3
tablespoons water
4
tablespoons butter
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
container (16 oz) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1
tablespoon water
1/2
cup Reese's™ Pieces™ peanut butter candy in a crunchy shell

Steps

  • 1 Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Spray bottom and sides with cooking spray. Pour cereals separately into 2 large bowls.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, stir caramels and 3 tablespoons water over medium-low heat until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth (about 10 minutes). Stir in butter and salt. Pour half of caramel mixture into each cereal bowl (about 1 cup for each). Stir caramel mixture and cereal until combined.
  • 3 Using hands lightly greased with butter or cooking spray, spread Kix™ cereal mixture evenly in pan, pressing down slightly. Spread Reese’s™ Puffs™ cereal mixture evenly on top, pressing down firmly. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, stir together frosting, peanut butter and 1 tablespoon water. Spread evenly on top of bars. Sprinkle candy over top. Remove bars from pan. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Spray bottom and sides with cooking spray. Pour cereals separately into 2 large bowls.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, stir caramels and 3 tablespoons water over medium-low heat until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth (about 10 minutes). Stir in butter and salt. Pour half of caramel mixture into each cereal bowl (about 1 cup for each). Stir caramel mixture and cereal until combined.
  • 3 Using hands lightly greased with butter or cooking spray, spread Kix™ cereal mixture evenly in pan, pressing down slightly. Spread Reese’s™ Puffs™ cereal mixture evenly on top, pressing down firmly. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, stir together frosting, peanut butter and 1 tablespoon water. Spread evenly on top of bars. Sprinkle candy over top. Remove bars from pan. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Substitute Honey Kix™ cereal for Kix™ cereal, if desired.

Substitute 1 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts for Reese's™ Pieces™ candy, if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
186.8
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
13%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
5.1mg
2%
Sodium
102.6mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
15.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
5%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
3.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4.90%
5%
Calcium
6.40%
6%
Iron
17%
17%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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