UNTIL HALLOWEEN

caramell

Carmel Corn Apple-O’s

Yields: 8 Balls

Ingredients:

7 cups popped butter flavor microwave popcorn
2 1/4 cups apple cinnamon cereal rings
1/2 cup chopped dried apple or apricots
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 to 2 tablespoons water*
long cinnamon sticks or wood craft sticks (optional)

Notes:
Start with 1 tablespoon water and add more if needed
Fresher caramels will require less water

 


Directions:

1. Combine popcorn, cereal, apples, and nuts, if desired, in large bowl.

2. Place caramels, butter, and water in large microwaveable bowl; microwave at High 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after each minute.

3. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn mixture; toss with buttered wooden spoon to coat. Let set until just slightly warm.

4. Shape mixture into 8 balls with damp hands. Shape balls around cinnamon or craft sticks, if desired. Place on lightly buttered waxed paper or wrap in plastic wrap until ready to serve.

© Simple 1-2-3 Halloween Food, Fun & Crafts 2005

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