Caramel Popcorn Balls

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

Making these is a fun family activity. We look forward to making and eating these every Fall. Muncha Muncha Muncha!!!

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  • 2 quarts popped popcorn
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 42 caramels
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 18 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine popcorn and Rice Crispies cereal in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, warm caramels and water until the caramels are melted.
  3. Stir in peanuts and salt; mix well.
  4. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat.
  5. With buttered hands, shape into 3 inch balls and place on waxed paper.
  6. Reshape if necessary when partially cooled.
Most Helpful

5 5

So easy to make and so delicious!

4 5

I didn't have any peanuts, so I mixed peanut butter in with the caramels. As a result, mine never really hardened fully, but they were a big hit anyway! Much easier than some other recipes I've seen. THanks!

4 5

Good! I made these back at Halloween time to hand out to the trick or treaters that I knew - not sure where my review went. The flavour of these popcorn balls is great and they are nice & crunchy. We just found them a little dry & salty. Next time I'll cut out the salt & cut back a bit on the popcorn.