Microwave Peanut Caramel Bars

Gretchen ***


These are addictive!


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depends on how you cut them
5 Min
5 Min


  • 50
    caramels ( i used one 11 oz. package and about 1/3 of another)
  • 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    peanut butter, divided
  • 4 c
  • 1 c
    salted peanuts
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened

How to Make Microwave Peanut Caramel Bars


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels, water, and 1/2 cup of the peanut butter on HIGH for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir well and microwave 1-2 minutes longer or until melted. Stir well.
  2. Add cereal and peanuts; stir until coated.
    Spread into a greased 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  3. In another microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips, butter, and remaining peanut butter on HIGH for 30-60 seconds, or until melted. Stir well.
    Spread evenly over the cereal mixture.
    Refrigerate before cutting.

    Microwave ovens vary, so cooking time may as well.
    I keep these in the fridge, because at room temp they tend to get too soft.

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About Microwave Peanut Caramel Bars

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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