(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 83)
I used my slow cooker to melt together the caramel mixture for these incredibly rich and delicious slow cooker caramel mocha crunch bars, which are essentially a sophisticated variation of everybody’s favorite Rice Krispie Treats.
The slow cooker is now my go-to way to melt caramel. I’m much less likely to scorch it.
And clean up is a lot easier too.
We all really loved these slow cooker caramel mocha crunch bars.
Because they’re gluten free Mac has been able to enjoy them too.
If you’re a fan of caramel, coffee, and chocolate, the three flavors come together deliciously in this easy recipe.
Definitely a do-over!
- 1 bag (14 ounces) caramels, unwrapped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons instant espresso or coffee powder
- 7 cups cocoa-flavored crisp rice cereal
- 1 cup chocolate chips (white, milk or semisweet), divided
- I used my 2-Quart slow cooker.
- Place the caramels, butter, water, and espresso powder in your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 to 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so, until melted, shiny and smooth.
- While the caramel is cooking, lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set it aside.
- Add the cereal and stir until well coated. Add ½ cup of the chocolate chips and stir until combined.
- Using a large piece of wax paper, press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Let stand for 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the mixture. Using the wax paper, gently press them into the bars. When cool, cut into 24 bars.
I used white chocolate. But milk or semisweet would work too.
Source: Adapted for the slow cooker from The Ultimate Shortcut Cookie Book: 745 Scrumptious Recipes That Start with Refrigerated Cookie Dough, Cake Mix, Brownie Mix or Ready-to-Eat Cereal
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*PointsPlus® for slow cooker caramel mocha crunch bars calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.