Cheerios™ Caramel Crisp Cereal Bars

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Cheerios™ Caramel Crisp Cereal Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36

A chewy Cheerios™ bar with a touch of chocolate.


  • Bars
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) Cheerios™ cereal
  • 1 bag (14 oz) gluten-free caramels (about 50 caramels)
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) gluten-free miniature semisweet candy-coated chocolate candies for baking
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) shortening


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  • 1
    Butter 13 x 9-inch (33x23 cm) 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.
  • 2
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave glaze ingredients uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until mixture can be stirred smooth; drizzle over bars.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    On the Stove: Make as directed above--except in heavy 1-quart (1 L) saucepan, heat caramels and water over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.

  • The Chocolate Glaze can be made in a small saucepan--melt over low heat.
  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36 bars
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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