Microwave Caramel Bars

Microwave Caramel Bars

Chocolate and peanut butter team up in this easy microwave recipe.

20 min. prep time
24 bars
141 Rating


4 1/2 whole (5x2 1/2-inch) graham crackers
1 cup crushed graham crackers
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped peanuts


Line bottom of buttered 9-inch square pan with whole graham crackers; set aside.

Combine crushed graham crackers, sugar, brown sugar, butter and milk in 3-quart bowl or dish. Microwave, stirring after 1 minute, 2-2 1/2 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue microwaving 5 minutes (mixture will be very hot). Immediately pour mixture evenly over whole crackers in pan.

Combine chocolate chips and peanut butter in bowl. Microwave 45-60 seconds or until chocolate is softened. Stir until smooth and melted. Spread evenly over caramel mixture; sprinkle with peanuts.

Refrigerate bars 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Store refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14569©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

The taste is absolutely heavenly. The problem is that if you do not have a pan with 90 degree angles/sides, then the liquid caramel seeps underneath the unlevel graham crackers. Also, it needs to be refrigerated when not in use to keep the consistency thick enough to not melt apart.

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