Caramel Cereal Crunch Bars
Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip is mixed with butter and white chocolate, then combined with rice and oat cereal and pressed into bars.
Ready In: 15 minutes
- 1 cup Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 cup White chocolate chips
- 6 cups Crispy rice cereal
- 2 cups Favorite toasted oat cereal
- 6 ounces Milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 tsp Shortening
- Favorite candy sprinkle
Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment or wax paper. In a microwave safe bowl, combine Marzetti Caramel Dip, butter and white chocolate chips and microwave for 40 to 60 seconds. Mix until smooth. (Additional time in the microwave may be needed, proceed in 20 second intervals. Mix after each additional time.)
Combine both cereals in a large bowl. Pour melted caramel mixture over the ceral and mix until the ceral is coated. Spoon mixture into a prepared pan, pressing firmly into an even layer.
Refrigerator for 2 hours or until bars are firm.
In a small microwave bowl, combine chocolate and shortening. Microwave for 30 seconds and mix until smooth. (Microwave an additional 10 to 20 seconds if necessary, to melt chocolate completely.)
Spread chocolate mixture evenly over top of bars and sprinkle with candy bits. Chill an additional 30 minutes. Cut bars into desired pieces. Serve chilled.
Store covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator.