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 TimePrep: 20 min. + cooling
- 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 Facts1 pop: 233 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Caramel Pops in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2010 Released to WEB