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Caramel Popcorn Balls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

10 popcorn balls

I've been a fan of popcorn since my mother used to grow corn in our garden. I've shared this special treat for years. Friends and family often request it during the holiday.—Anne Welsh, Greenwood, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 42 caramels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Combine popcorn and cereal in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over low heat or in a microwave-safe dish, heat caramels and water until the caramels are melted. Stir in peanuts and salt; mix well. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.
  3. With buttered hands, shape into 3-in. balls. Reshape if necessary when partially cooled.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 320 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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