Chocolate Chex® Caramel Corn Bars

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4 cups popped light butter-flavor microwave popcorn
4 cups Chocolate Chex® cereal
1 cup pretzel sticks, coarsely broken
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation Directions

1. Butter bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In large bowl, mix popcorn, cereal and pretzels; set aside.
2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until boiling, stirring after 1 minute. Microwave 30 seconds longer; stir. Pour over cereal mixture in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. Press firmly in pan.
3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 30 seconds to 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over bars. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.


Did You Know?
Spray your knife with cooking spray before cutting the bars—you’ll be able to cut through the bars without the knife sticking.