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Carmel Apple Popcorn Balls

Carmel Apple Popcorn BallsIngredients

  • 1 (3.5-ounce) bag plain or butter-flavored microwave popcorn
  • 2 cups apple-cinnamon-flavored cereal rings
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1 (14-ounce) package caramels, about 48, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 non-toxic wooden craft sticks

Directions

  1. Pop popcorn according to package directions. Carefully open bag and pour 6 cups popcorn into a large bowl; discard unpopped kernels.
  2. Add cereal and dried apples to bowl with popcorn.
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave the caramels, water and butter, uncovered, on HIGH for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, or until melted and smooth, stirring every minute.
  4. Mix in the cinnamon then pour over the popcorn mixture; stir until evenly coated. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. With lightly buttered hands, shape mixture into balls around each craft stick.
  6. Place on lightly buttered wax paper to set and cool.

Nutrition Information (1 popcorn ball)
45g Carbohydrate (3 CHO)
293 Calories
12g Fat
312mg Sodium
1.6g Dietary fiber
3.4g Protein

Recipe from: www.mrfood.com/Snacks/Caramel-Apple-Popcorn-Balls