Caramel Corn Apple-O's

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)


  1. Combine popcorn, cereal, dried apples and nuts, if desired, in large bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn mixture; toss with buttered wooden spoon to coat. Let set until cool enough to handle.
  4. 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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