#Recipe : Rice Krispies™ 4-Layer Bars

Rice Krispies™ 4-Layer Bars
Layer everyone's favorites - shortbread, caramel, chocolate, pecans, and
Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal - all in one amazing bar cookie. 

Servings:
24
Prep time:
30 min
Total time:
50 min


INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
1 bag (14 oz.) vanilla caramels (about 48)
3 tablespoons milk
1 package (12 oz. or 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted



DIRECTIONS
1.  In a large bowl combine butter and brown sugar.  Stir in egg yolk.  Stir in flour and 1 cup of KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal.  Spread mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan lined with foil.  Bake at 350ºF for 18 to 20 minutes or until light brown.

2.  In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine caramels and milk.  Cook, uncovered, at medium (50% power) for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until melted and smooth. 

3.  Spread melted caramel atop crust layer.  Chill until firm.  In a medium bowl place chocolate morsels; cook, uncovered, at medium (50% power) for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once until melted and smooth. Spread half the chocolate mixture over caramel.  Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cereal and pecan pieces.  Drizzle remaining melted chocolate evenly over cereal mixture.  Let stand until chocolate is set.  Cut into 24 rectangles (about 3 X 1 1/2 inches).

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