Friday, September 21, 2007

Caramel Crunch Bars

4-1/2 graham crackers
1 pkg. (11 oz.) KRAFT Caramel Bits
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 cup cocktail peanuts
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

LINE 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Spray with cooking spray. Place graham crackers on bottom of pan, cutting to fit if necessary.

MICROWAVE caramel bits and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until caramel bits are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 30 sec. Pour over graham crackers; top with peanuts, marshmallows and pretzels. Drizzle with chocolate.

REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into bars to serve.


  1. I appreciate crunchy anything, including any variety of nut.

    Kathleen, ditto. Hard to believe my caramel jar is half-full when the hot fudge barely has a dent in it. Yes, I can show SOME restraint! LOL

    Cheryl, thanks for a simple, delicious recipe- I'll take it to High school cooking class. Maybe I'll be their new best friend!

  2. I love caramel!

    Hey, hey, check this out...I went to a Waldens in MA yesterday and purchased a book called A WESTERN WINTER WONDERLAND. What a beautiful cover. I'm sure all three authors are brill. *g*

    I met Jenna Kernan in New London, CT. Would you maybe ask her to be a guest blogger, Cheryl?

  3. Whoo hoo, Mel! Glad to hear you found it --and well before the official release date - thanks for letting me know.

    I could ask Jenna to guest blog, but she has never answered one of my emails yet, even though we did an anthology together. :-(

  4. Maybe your email got lost in the cyberspace...

  5. Cheryl, can you contact Jenna another way or just try again? I have a Christian clown friend who I would NEVER ignor who said she sent me lots of emails that I never got and they didn't come back to her undeliverable. I am so glad we finally saw one another Face to Face and got it straightened out. I also had 2 computer meltdowns in past 3 yrs; CLOSE friend wondered why she wasn't getting anything from me- her adrs was lost.

  6. They only had 1 copy, Cheryl, and I got it! I got it! I'm saving it for Christmas though. I know I've said this before but I love Christmas theme reads and reading them around Christmas. *g*

    Jenna is very nice so I don't understand why she wouldn't e-mail you. I agree with everyone else. Please try again. Would you mind if I e-mailed her? I have some pictures of her but I don't think I brought them back to RI with me. We put all our goodies from the old computer on a disk. I'll check...