Friday, April 27, 2012

Dulce de Leche Bars

One of my  favorite treats  to make when I need something fast consists of  cereal and marshmallows.  They are quick, easy, hard to mess up, and there is little clean up.  These cereal bars are made with Dulce de Leche Cheerios.  I didn't even know they made such as flavor.   I can say they are good. In fact, it was a good thing I premeasured my ingredients because when I went to put the box away it was practically empty -  I had "cereal tasters" in the kitchen.  To the cereal you add marshmallows, golden raisins, and butterscotch morsels.  The caramel flavor from the Cheerios and the butterscotch morsels  are a delicious combination in these bars. These treats are not only for kids - adults love them too.

Dulce de Leche Bars
From Family Circle Magazine

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut up
1 bag (10 ounces) marshmallows
6 cups Dulce de Leche (or Original) Cheerios
1 cup golden raisins
1 bag (11 ounces) butterscotch morsels

1. Coat  a 15x10x1-inch or 13x9x2-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat.  Add marshmallows and cook until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.
2. Remove pot from heat and stir in Cheerios and raisins.  Let stand 2 minutes (mixture will stick to pot if you wait too long).
3. Fold in butterscotch morsels until well distributed.  With greased hands, gently press mixture into prepared dish.
4. Let stand at room temperature until cool.  Cut into 24 bars.

Makes 24 servings


  1. Cheerios do lend themselves to being a good base for these bars. They do not have a lot of flavor by themselves so I am sure the mix of marshmallow and butterscotch flavor really stands out. These do look tasty and are a nice change from all the rice krispy treats around. Thanks for the recipe and have a great weekend!

  2. Geri, They make dulce de leche cheerios?? Where have I been? I want to make these bars…they sound so yummy!
    BTW…I used your method for hard cooking my eggs and they came out perfect!!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  3. Geri, I love Rice Krispie treats, too...and your tweaks on the classic sound fantastic!