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Salted Caramel Reese’s™ Bars

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 24

These layered cereal bars combine the flavors of salted caramel, chocolate and peanut butter into one tasty treat! ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
35g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
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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