Caramel Apple Cereal Bars

Crisp cereal bars with caramel, apples and pecans make a delicious autumn treat.
Caramel Apple Cereal Bars

Caramel Apple Cereal Bars

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Welcome to Halloween Food and Fun! I am teaming up with some blogging friends to celebrate Halloween in foodie style and some wickedly delicious autumn treats.

I’ve chosen to post my recipe for caramel apple cereal bars,  which are a riff off the usual rice krispie treats. Instead of that cereal, however, I have gone with the corn chex because of the caramel corn association, and filled it with caramel bits, chopped apples and pecans (like you might see pressed into the bottom of a taffy apple!

The result is different and delicious, especially if you like cereal bars but are getting tired of the same-old same-old.

Everyone who tried these enjoyed them, and I am sure they will be a big hit with your little ghouls and goblins as well, even the larger, 5 to 6 foot tall variety.

Caramel Apple Cereal Bars
Be sure to check out my bonus post today for Chicken and Dumplings! It’s the way it has been made in my family for years and  years and years and years and how many do I have to go back to be honest? LOL! But as  always, I hope you enjoy and be  sure to check in with me this week- Tuesday is National Pizza month and I will be posting a recipe for Mini Pizza Bites. And Wednesday is National Pear Day and I have a Roasted Pear Quiche which will wow your guests for holiday brunch or just any plain Saturday. It’s bloody gorgeous and even more delicious if I must say so myself. And I’ll try to throw in odds and ends recipes on the extra days. Check back and see them all.
Caramel Apple Cereal Bars

Caramel Apple Cereal Bars

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Caramel Apple Cereal Bars

  • 6 cups corn chex cereal
  • 11 ounces caramel candy bits or chopped caramels
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted  pecans
  • 4 tablespoons butter (plus extra for pan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 10-1/2 ounces mini marshmallows
  • candy sprinkles 


  1. Place cereal, caramel bits, chopped apples and pecans in a large mixing bowl and mix.
  2. Generously butter a 9×11 baking pan.
  3. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in the top of a double boiler and stir in the cinnamon.
  4. Add  marshmallows and stir briskly until they melt and incorporate.
  5. Pour mixture over cereal in mixing bowl and stir to mix.
  6. Press mixture into the buttered pan  using a spatula sprayed with nonstick spray.
  7. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles and press down lightly with waxed paper while it is still warm.
  8. Allow to cool and firm, then slice into bars and serve.
  9. Store extra pieces wrapped in wax paper.

From the kitchen of

Caramel Apple Cereal Bars

Halloween Food and Fun!

6 responses

  1. Fun and festive! Perfect for a class Halloween party. Thanks for join in the Halloween event!

  2. This is a great idea! I have trouble finding corn chex in Canada, but I like the caramel corn association so it’ll be worth the effort to find 🙂

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