Ingredients

4 cups toasted rice cereal
2 cups broken pretzel pieces
2 cups Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
Decorator sprinkles

Directions

Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. (Or for even easier cutting, line with double thickness of aluminum foil, allowing extra to extend over edges and then spray with cooking spray. )

In a large bowl, combine cereal, pretzels, dried cranberries and chocolate chips.

In a 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar and corn syrup over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; reduce heat to low. Stir in peanut butter just until smooth. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then pour over cereal mixture, stirring until all pieces are coated. Spread in pan, pressing with wet fingers until even. Sprinkle with decorator sprinkles. Let cool at least 1 hour or until bars are firm.

If using aluminum foil, lift bars from pan using foil handles; remove foil. Place on cutting board. With long sharp knife, cut bars crosswise into 12 strips. Cut lengthwise through center.

Makes 24 bars.

Variation: For Caramel Magic Wand Bars, omit the sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Instead, in medium microwavable bowl, heat 1 package (11 oz) caramel bits and 2 tablespoons milk 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until completely melted and mixture is well blended. Pour over cereal and continue as directed above.


Per Serving: Cal. 255 (13% DV), Fat Cal. 79, Pro. 4 g (8% DV), Carb. 45 g (15% DV), Fat 9 g (13% DV), Chol. 0 mg (0% DV), Sod. 165 mg (7% DV), Vit. A 30 RE (2% DV), Vit C 2 mg (3% DV), Vit. E 0 mg (0% DV), Calcium 11 mg (1% DV), Iron 2 mg (12% DV), Folate 45 Ug (11% DV), Zinc 1 mg (5% DV), Pot. 124 mg (4% DV), Dietary Exchange: Starch 3, Fat 1

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Easy to make and very tasty

Jeanne from Henderson, NV

Great balance of salty and sweet, with a good crunch from the pretzels. The peanut butter tames the sugar base perfectly so they are not overly sweet. Craisins and chocolate chips are good contrast as well. My husband loves these so I am sure I will beaming these often.

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