No-Bake Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

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18 Servings
Creamy peanut butter and milk chocolate treats with NO baking required! In just 20 minutes, these delicious No-Bake Peanut Butter Caramel Bars are ready to take on-the-go for a sweet treat anytime!
Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 6 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1-1/4 cups roasted, salted peanuts, chopped
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup corn syrup
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 6 oz milk chocolate chips
Preparation
  1. Line a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, and set it aside. In a large bowl, gently combine the Rice Chex and chopped peanuts. Set aside.
  2. In a 4-cup measuring cup, stir together the corn syrup and brown sugar. Microwave on high for 2 - 3 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt until everything is fully blended.
  4. Pour the mixture over the cereal and nuts, and gently stir to evenly coat. Pour the caramel-coated cereal mixture into the prepared pan. Gently spread it out and press evenly into the pan. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the bars. Let the chocolate harden, then cut into bars. Store the bars in an airtight container.