Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars Recipe

by Jenn

I don’t know about you but I love caramel, well just about everything.  I like caramel more than I like chocolate!  I recently made the BEST Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars recipe!  They are super quick, easy, and taste great.  I made them for my family that stayed at the house for the holidays and guess what?  There is none left! Lucky for me I was the cook and know my family and grabbed me a piece for later.

Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars Recipe

One of my all time favorite cereals is Honey Bunches of Oats.  My mom introduced it to me years ago; it’s her favorite too.  My mom used to make these super yummy cereal bars that were ooey gooey peanut buttery goodness, and I decided to copy this recipe but change things up just a tad.

Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars RecipeGooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars Recipe

If you like Honey Bunches of Oats cereal than I know you’ll love these caramel cereal bars!  Caramel and Honey Bunches of Oats, it doens’t get better in my opinion.

Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars Recipe

You’ll Need:

  • 6 cups Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
  • ½ stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars Recipe

Let’s make these Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal Bars:

  • Spray pan with cooking spray.  You can use a 9×13 pan or smaller.  The smaller the pan, the thicker your cereal bars will be.
Honey Bunches of Oats for cereal bars
  • In a large mixing bowl add Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and small it down a bit.  I like to use my hands, but you can use anything you like.
Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars Recipe
  • In a medium saucepan combine butter, syrup, and brown sugar.
caramel sauce
  • Over medium, high heat bring mixture to a boil and all reduce heat to medium and allow to boil for 2-3 minutes stirring consistently.  Turn off heat and add additional ingredients and mix together.
  • Pour mixture over the Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and stir together.
  • Pour cereal mixture into your sprayed pan and press down to pack together.  Place mixture in the refrigerator until cool and firm.  You can also use the freezer if you are like me and can’t wait lol.

Topping (optional, but taste great)

  • Melt 2 cups chocolate chips and spread out over the top of cereal bars.  Allow chocolate to cool and harden.
Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars
  • Enjoy!

Gooey Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Cereal Bars

Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )
Serves: 10 Bars Prep Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
  • 1/2 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Spray the pan with cooking spray. You can use a 9x13 pan or smaller. The smaller the pan, the thicker your cereal bars will be.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and small it down a bit. I like to use my hands, but you can use anything you like.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine butter, syrup, and brown sugar. Over a medium, high heat bring mixture to a boil and all reduce the heat to medium and allow to boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring consistently.
  4. Pour mixture over the Honey Bunches of oats cereal and stir together.
  5. Pour cereal mixture into your sprayed pan and press down to pack together.
  6. Place mixture in the refrigerator until cool and firm. You can also use the freezer if you are like me and can’t wait lol.
  7. Melt 2 cups of chocolate chips and spread out over the top of cereal bars. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden.

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13 comments

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Saegan Michelle Anderson December 30, 2015 - 10:25 pm

gosh these look amazing! will have to make them this weekend

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Jenn December 31, 2015 - 2:06 am

OMG, they are sooooooo good! It has two of my favorite things lol – Honey Bunches of Oats and Caramel.. I don’t know that you could go wrong with that combo! I hope you love them!

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krissie December 29, 2015 - 9:25 pm

they look so good they look very gooey

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desithebonde December 29, 2015 - 8:10 pm

those look so good and ilike to make them and deat the,m

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rebeccabasset December 29, 2015 - 1:37 am

Ohhh these sound delicious! I will have to try these with Caramel.
Thanks for the Post, Pictures, and the Recipe.

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Jodi Hunter December 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm

I love Honey Bunches Of Oats, and I hope to love these.

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Marion Collins December 28, 2015 - 6:54 pm

They look delicious and are healthy,too.
Marion

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alicia szemon December 28, 2015 - 6:23 pm

mmm! what a yummy breakfast!

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Kelly O'Malley December 28, 2015 - 3:21 pm

These look super ooey gooey yummy.Looks like a pretty easy recipe too. I will be making this.

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Gwen Manning December 28, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Looks good, but I love chocolate more than carmel!

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lisa December 28, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Love salted caramel. The flavor combinations used here sound delicious. I’ll have to try this.

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Lisa Coomer Queen December 28, 2015 - 11:45 am

I love caramel too! These look yummy. I am certainly going to try these. I know my grandchildren will enjoy them.

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Linda Manns Linneman December 28, 2015 - 5:55 am

What a great pick me up. I love all those good ingredients. I can’t wait to try these

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