Slow Cooker Caramel Mocha Crunch Bars
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Serves: 24
 
Caramel, coffee and chocolate stirred together into rich and irresistible slow cooker caramel mocha crunch bars
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. I used my 2-Quart slow cooker.
  2. Place the caramels, butter, water, and espresso powder in your slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 to 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so, until melted, shiny and smooth.
  4. While the caramel is cooking, lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set it aside.
  5. Add the cereal and stir until well coated. Add ½ cup of the chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  6. Using a large piece of wax paper, press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Let stand for 2 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the mixture. Using the wax paper, gently press them into the bars. When cool, cut into 24 bars.
Martha's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1 bar): 156 calories, 4.8 g fat, 27.4 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1.7 g protein and *4 Weight Watchers Points Plus

I used white chocolate. But milk or semisweet would work too.
Recipe by Simple Nourished Living at http://simple-nourished-living.com/2013/12/slow-cooker-caramel-mocha-crunch-bars/