Cheerios Caramel Crisp Bars ~ No Baking!



Our refrigerator always (well, almost always,) has that yellow box of Cheerios on top of it (Btw, where do you keep your boxes of cereal??)

Everyone loves munching on them, even without the bowl, spoon and milk because a) it's easy b) it's easy and c) they are crunchy, healthy, and delicious. Did I mention they make an easy snack?? 

So I was on the Cheerios website today looking around, and look what I came across- this awesome, easy, and delicious-sounding recipe for caramel crisp bars! I have not made these-just want to be honest here-but I so plan to! But since I found this recipe like 5 minutes ago, I still need to go buy the caramels.

I can't wait to try these out and see what my kids think of them (if you have made or do make them before I do-please let me know what you think~pretty please!)


Cheerios Caramel Crisp Bars Recipe



You'll need:

6 cups Cheerios® cereal
1 bag (14 oz) caramels
3 tablespoons water
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup miniature semisweet candy-coated chocolate candies for baking


Directions:

1. Butter 13x9-inch pan. 
2. Put cereal into a large bowl. 
3. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and water uncovered on High 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, stirring after each minute, until smooth. 
4. Pour over cereal; gently stir until well coated. Add marshmallows; gently stir. 
5. Press mixture evenly in pan, using buttered back of spoon.
6. In small microwavable bowl, microwave glaze ingredients uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until mixture can be stirred smooth; drizzle over bars.
7. Sprinkle bars with candies.
8. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until bars are firm and glaze is set. 
9. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.

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