Caramel O Bars

"This is a recipe that I have had for many years. The recipe originally came from my first microwave cookbook. It is so easy to make and yet so delicious."
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Ready In:
40 pieces




  • Combine caramels, water and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl (microwave safe bowl).
  • microwave at high 3-5 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after 2 minutes.
  • Stir in cereal and peanuts.
  • Press mixture in well buttered 13x9 or12x8 pan.
  • Place topping ingredients in microwave safe bowl.
  • microwave ,stirring occasionally until melted and blended.
  • Spread over bars and cool.
  • Note: caramels are about 396.9 to 453.6 grams.
  • Microwave times will vary.

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  1. RecipeNut
    Dotty these were amazing! Everyone loved them! I included them om my Christmas cookie trays. Sweet and salty, great combination ; )
  2. CharTrev
    Perfect for kids in the kitchen! My 4y/o was thrilled to be able to help from start to finish - no oven to have to avoid! We used honey roasted peanutes since we had them & it was a wonderful sweet/salty combo. These are very addictive - dh keeps cutting small pieces from the pan when he walks through the kitchen. We topped these w/some of the peanuts and a handful or two of mini chocolate chips.
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    I *LOVE* these bars, they are so habit forming, I ate almost half a pan myself! I'm going to give these a try next time using fruit-flavor oat cereal YUMMMMM! thanks for sharing Dot!...Kitten:)
  4. FoodExplorer
    I can't believe how much my husband loved these! He just raved about them. They were very easy to make, and I will definitely make them again. Only thing, I didn't have any peanuts; they would have added a nice salty contrast, or maybe I'll use honey roasted peanuts for a sweet/salty taste next time. Thank you Dotty2! These were great :)


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