Caramel Crispy Pops Recipe
Ordinary rice cereal treats are fine for everyday, but the holiday calls for something a little more special. I dress them up with caramels and peanuts, then pop them on a stick to create a pleasing pop!—Linda Boufton, Dalton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings
- 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 12 Popsicle sticks
- 1. Unwrap caramels; place in a large heavy saucepan. Add milk; cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in cereal and peanuts.
- 2. Press into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Cool. Cut into 12 bars; gently insert a Popsicle stick into each bar. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 12 pops.
1 pop equals 233 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.
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