Peanut-Caramel Crispy Treats

I’m a fan of crispy treats and I like to experiment making them with different add-ins. I love the sweet-and-salty combination of peanuts and caramel, so I made these Peanut-Caramel Crispy Treats, and they are so good! They’re made with salted peanuts and a bag of Kraft® Caramel Bits, so you don’t need to unwrap any caramels, which saves some time!

You can make these using a microwave for melting the ingredients, or you can use your stovetop. These crispy treats are a yummy quick and easy treat you can enjoy year-round!

Peanut-Caramel Crispy Treats

  • Servings: 16-20
  • Difficulty: easy
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PEANUT-CARAMEL CRISPY TREATS by NancyC
Makes a 9×13″ pan

5 Tablespoons butter
1 (10-ounce) package marshmallows
5 cups crisp rice cereal
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
1 (11-ounce bag) Kraft® Caramel Bits

Grease a 13 x 9″ pan; set aside.

Melt butter in large microwaveable bowl on high for 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows, tossing to coat. Microwave marshmallows 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 seconds.

Add crispy cereal to melted marshmallow mixture, then stir in nuts and caramel bits. The mixture will get sticky quickly, so you have to work fast!

Press mixture onto bottom of greased 13 x 9″ pan. (Because the mixture is sticky, you may want to use some waxed paper to help press the mixture in the pan. I used the waxed paper wrapper from a stick of butter that still had a smidgen of butter on it, and that worked great!) Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Stovetop Directions: Melt butter in a 3-qt. saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Then follow the rest of the directions above, adding in the rice cereal, peanuts, and caramel bits.

Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com

Do you make crispy treats often? Have you tried any unique add-ins in yours?

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