Crispy Caramel Treats

WARNING!: These treats are INSANELY addicting. After one day in my house, we managed to polish off the entire pan. The best (or possibly worst) part is, they are extremely easy to make.

caramel rice krispie bars

In a two quart saucepan, melt over medium-low heat (stirring often):

  • 1 14-ounce bag unwrapped caramels (minus the one you eat. Admit it. You can’t unwrap 14 ounces of caramels and not eat one. I know I can’t).
  • 3 T water
caramel rice krispie bars

In a large bowl, combine:

  • 5 C crisp rice cereal
  • 1 C chopped peanuts (I roughly chopped these to be about the same size as the cereal).
caramel rice krispie bars

Pour the wonderful, caramel deliciousness all over the cereal and peanuts and mix well.

caramel rice krispie bars

Spread this into a greased 9×13 pan. The best way to do this (in my opinon) is to give my clean hands a good spray with some non-stick spray (or melted butter if you’re not as lazy as I am) and spread it out with your hands. It’s a bit warm, but all good things come with a price.  If you’d rather not touch it, use a rubber spatula.

caramel rice krispie bars

As if this isn’t delicious enough already, top it with 12 ounces milk chocolate chips and pop the whole thing into a 200 degree oven for just five minutes. Spread the chocolate out with a rubber spatula.

caramel rice krispie bars

Ten points to the first person to guess what I did with this:

caramel rice krispie bars

Put the whole pan in the fridge and patiently wait for about 2 hours while the chocolate sets. Your patience will be rewarded!

caramel rice krispie bars

6 Responses to “Crispy Caramel Treats”

  1. Paula vanKeulen
    July 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I am so going to love this. My two favorite things together and I can enjoy it with my daughters who i know will love it to. Ty for this and the laughs.

  2. Leigh
    July 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    That sounds yummy! If ur like me, u licked the chocolate from the spatula. Lol

  3. July 28, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Looks very easy – thank you for the pic’s for step by step. I probley won’t get the 10 points – I’ll give that spatula to my grandson:)

  4. Betty Anne
    November 15, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Added food coloring??

    • Ami
      November 15, 2012 at 8:47 am #

      Nope. Not a drop. 🙂

  5. Vicki Burke
    November 15, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    I read this and had to go out right away and buy the ingredients. They tirned out great. I shared with a friend and she loved them. So easy. Just dont forget the 3 tablespoons of water in the caramel lile I did or youll be waiting forever for them to melt. Work great after I remembered to add the water.