Caramel Cereal Treats
adapted from Taste of Home cookies cookbook
8 cups Sugar Smacks cereal
13/4 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups milk chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine cereal and peanuts; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, milk and butter.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until caramels are melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat. With greased hands, pat
mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan.
In a microwave, melt chips stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Spread over bars. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.