Friday, September 24, 2010

Cheerios Caramel Crisp Bars

Using the $0.75/1 Cheerios Coupon from HERE


 6 cups Cheerios® cereal

1 bag (14 oz) caramels

3 tablespoons water

2 cups miniature marshmallows
cup miniature semisweet candy-coated chocolate candies for baking

Chocolate Glaze

1/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips

2 teaspoons shortening


Butter 13x9-inch pan. Into large bowl, measure cereal. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and water uncovered on High 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, stirring after each minute, until smooth. Pour over cereal; gently stir until well coated. Add marshmallows; gently stir. Press evenly in pan, using buttered back of spoon.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave glaze ingredients uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until mixture can be stirred smooth; drizzle over bars.
Sprinkle bars with candies. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until bars are firm and glaze is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store loosely covered.
On the Stove: Make as directed above--except in heavy 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and water over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Tips from the kitchen
Hey Mom!
The Chocolate Glaze can be made in a small saucepan--melt over low heat.

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