Caramel Corn Apples

Makes 8 popcorn balls

Put a tasty twist on the traditional caramel apple with this festive fall treat.

Ingredients

6 cupspopped JOLLY TIME® Butter Microwave Pop Corn
2 cupscrisp rice cereal
1/2 cupchopped dried apples
48 (One 14 oz. Package)caramel candy squares, unwrapped
2 tbspwater
2 tbspbutter or margarine
1 tspground cinnamon
8Wooden Sticks

Directions

Place popped popcorn, rice cereal and apples in large bowl. In medium saucepan over low heat, heat caramels, water and butter until caramels are melted, stirring frequently. Stir in cinnamon. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and toss to coat well. Let cool about 5 minutes. With slightly dampened hands shape into 8 balls around wooden sticks. Place on lightly-buttered wax paper to set. Wrap in plastic wrap; tie with a ribbon. Microwave caramels, water and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring every minute.