Fruit & Nut Cereal Bars

Karo Corn Syrup
Karo Fruit Nut Cereal BarsRecipe
18 bars

Ingredients

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1 cup Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1 package (7 ounces) or 1 1/4 cups dried fruit pieces, such as: cranberries, raisins, chopped dates, cherries, blueberries, diced apricots, golden raisins, currants etc.
1 cup chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts
2 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips or mini candy coated chocolate pieces

Preparation

COOK corn syrup and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil (Or in a 1 quart microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH (100%) for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes until syrup boils). Remove from heat.

STIR in baking soda and peanut butter until blended thoroughly. Add dried fruit mixture and nuts; stir to combine. Stir in cereal until thoroughly coated.

POUR into greased 13 x 9-inch pan; pat into place.

TOP with mini chocolate chips and press down.

COOL and cut into squares.

Created date

September 2008