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Gluten-Free Cheerios™ Caramel Crisp Cereal Bars

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Gluten-Free Cheerios™ Caramel Crisp Cereal Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 36
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A chewy Cheerios™ bar with a touch of chocolate.

Ingredients

Bars

  • 6 cups Cheerios™ cereal
  • 1 bag (14 oz) gluten-free caramels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free miniature semisweet candy-coated chocolate candies for baking

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • 1
    Butter 13 x 9-inch 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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    The Chocolate Glaze can be made in a small saucepan--melt over low heat.
  • tip 2
    Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • tip 3
    On the Stove: Make as directed above--except in heavy 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and water over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 16g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • A chewy Cheerios™ bar with a touch of chocolate.
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