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Caramel Crispy Pops

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
  • Makes
    12 pops


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 12 wooden pop 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 wooden pop stick into each bar. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 pop: 233 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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