Caramel Corn Apple-O's
Makes 8 balls
|7||cups popped butter-flavor microwave popcorn|
|2-1/4||cups apple cinnamon cereal rings|
|1/2||cup chopped dried apples 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 wooden craft sticks (optional)|
- Combine popcorn, cereal, dried apples and nuts, if desired, in large bowl.
- Place caramels, butter and water in large microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring after each minute.
- Pour caramel mixture over popcorn mixture; toss with buttered wooden spoon to coat. Let set until cool enough to handle.
- Shape mixture into 8 balls with damp hands. Shape balls around cinnamon sticks, if desired. Place on lightly buttered waxed paper until ready to serve.
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