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
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 12 Popsicle sticks
- 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.
- 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.
Originally published as Caramel Crispy Pops in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p123