Caramel Corn Pops Treats

Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com

My son made this caramel corn pops dessert and I took the pictures (ok maybe I did the stirring at the stove and lifting of the heavy pot), but he was in charge and I was second in command.

There’s alot that a kid can do to help with this recipe: unwrapping the little cubes of caramel, eating handfuls of cereal when Mom isn’t looking, being silly for pictures and of course, eating the finished product and feeling mighty proud of themselves.

Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 main ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com

In a recent email newsletter, I asked my subscribers to share their favorite no-bake summer treats and I was floored with the wonderful responses. Katya Z. wrote in with this recipe for Caramel Pops which she she described as a “dessert that the kids absolutely love and always gets eaten the quickest at church dinners.”

They were so easy with only 4 ingredients and take less than 10 minutes to make. I seriously loved this as much as rice krispy treats (big fan over here)! Thank you Katya and all who wrote in with their recipes! 🙂

Ingredients for Caramel Pops:

1 box (12.5 oz) Kellog’s corn pops cereal
1 package (11 oz) Kraft caramel squares
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/4 tsp salt

Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 main ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com

How to Make Caramel Corn Pops Treats:

Prep: Line a 13x9x2″ pan with foil and lightly brush butter the bottom and sides with butter (you can also use a large rimmed cookie sheet to make smaller squares). Unwrap caramel squares (just in case that isn’t intuitive for someone – lol).

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1. In a large soup pot or dutch oven (at least 5 qt), melt together caramels, 2 sticks butter and 1/4 tsp salt over medium low heat, stirring until butter is incorporated into caramel and mixture is smooth.

Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com

2. Right away, add the corn pops (keep the cereal bag for step 3) and use a large spoon to stir until caramel is evenly distributed on cereal, scraping from the bottom to get all the caramel goodness.

Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com

3. Right away transfer to the foil lined, buttered pan. Use the plastic bag to push the caramel corn pops around the pan to distribute them evenly, gently pushing down. Let stand at room temperature until cooled and set. Remove from pan using foil to help then cut into squares and serve

Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com

Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com

Caramel Corn Pops Treats

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Caramel Corn Pops Treats - Kids love this dessert!! All you need is 3 ingredients and 10 minutes. | NatashasKitchen.com
Katya Z. wrote in with this recipe for Caramel Pops which she she described as a "dessert that the kids absolutely love and always gets eaten the quickest at church dinners." They were so easy with only 3 ingredients and take less than 10 minutes to make.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$7

Ingredients

  • 1 box 12.5 oz Kellog's corn pops cereal
  • 1 package 11 oz Kraft caramel squares
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Prep: Line a 13x9x2" pan with foil and lightly brush butter the bottom and sides with butter (you can also use a large rimmed cookie sheet to make smaller squares). Unwrap caramel squares (just in case that isn't intuitive for someone - lol).
  2. In a large soup pot or dutch oven (at least 5 qt), melt together caramels, 2 sticks butter and 1/4 tsp salt over medium low heat, stirring until butter is incorporated into caramel and mixture is smooth.
  3. Right away, add the corn pops (keep the cereal bag for step 3) and use a large spoon to stir until caramel is evenly distributed on cereal, scraping from the bottom to get all the caramel goodness.
  4. Right away transfer to the foil lined, buttered pan. Use the plastic bag to push the caramel corn pops around the pan to distribute them evenly, gently pushing down. Let stand at room temperature until cooled and set. Remove from pan using foil to help then cut into squares and serve.

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Now I have to ask you, what’s YOUR favorite no-bake summer treat?

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  • Thomas Mercks
    April 16, 2018

    Wow. Kids are going to love this! They were amazed when I made regular rice krispies treats… and threw in some fruity pebbles for an extra boost of flavor. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 16, 2018

      I hope they love them, please let me know what they think Thomas! Reply

  • Nancy
    March 25, 2016

    Quick & easy – The hardest part of the recipe was getting the caramels to melt!
    I made some changes -used only 1stick of butter(1/2c) -used 1/2 Corn Pops and 1/2 Kix cereal(approx.11 cups altogether) and used about 10 caramels from a 2nd bag. I also used the butter wrapper to press the mixture down into the pan. Got about 28 good size servings from 9X13 brownie pan.This will be a nice kid-friendly non-chocolate dessert for Easter dinner. 🙂
    Thank you & Happy Easter! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 25, 2016

      I love your idea of using kix cereal to change things up. I’m so glad you liked the recipe and Happy Easter! 🙂 Reply

  • gaebowman@gmail.com
    June 27, 2015

    How can I reach your blog. I love your recipes Reply

  • Angela
    June 22, 2015

    Try them with some sunflower seed. Sooo good. 🙂
    And by the way ur son is so handsome!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2015

      Thanks for the tip and the sweet compliment 🙂 Reply

  • June 19, 2015

    My kids would love this for snacks. I like how easy it is to prepare and you can just buy all the ingredients in the so Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2015

      It is super easy! Reply

  • June 18, 2015

    OMG!!!…. natasha thank you for sharing this recipe. I love this! I’ve never made them before, but now I’m tempted. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2015

      I hope you love them! Reply

  • Luda
    June 17, 2015

    Looks good! Kind of wondering about the amount of sugar is has, but oh, well… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      If you’re concerned about sugar content, you can always cut smaller pieces. 🙂 Reply

      • Luda
        June 17, 2015

        Wish I had enough will power to eat less of yummy stuff 😉 Reply

  • Tatyana
    June 17, 2015

    I make it the same way but with kix cereal and make it into balls. My kids love it!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      I’ve heard alot of people say good things about using the Kix cereal, oh and popcorn too. I’ll have to try those! Reply

  • I can’t believe I’ve never heard of these! They sound so good. My boys are going to LOVE them! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      I hope they love it too and I think they’ll probably love helping out with making this treat 🙂 Reply

  • Looks good. Similar to my caramel corn snacks i have on my blog. Great helper you got there too. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      I had to check them out! Several readers mentioned liking kix for this. They look so good and I do like the idea of less butter. Thanks for sharing!! Reply

  • My husband would just love this! We will be doing a lot of international traveling within the next few months and these would be perfect for on the go sweet snacks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      That is perfect! P.S. You know when I read your blog name, I get the craving for ham and cheese. Is that weird? 🙂 Reply

  • Oksana
    June 16, 2015

    We’ve been making those for years. Sometimes when we don’t have the pops cereal, we do use kix (Pops cereal are the BEST in those, maybe its that extra sweet flavor?). And I use way less butter, about only half a cube (1/4 cup), I add a tablespoon or two of water though to compromise. Those treats are the best. Thank you for sharing. We also reuse the cereal bag. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      I’ll have to try your version. Water definitely sounds healthier ;). Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Liudmila
    June 16, 2015

    Looks great and yummy! This is my son’s favorite cereal! He will be excited to make this Caramel Corn Pops Treats! Thank you very much you are good helper to your mom. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      I’ll definitely make sure my son reads your comment. You’re so sweet. Thanks Liudmila! 🙂 Reply

  • Our corn pops in Canada are bigger, like small balls! Same company and everything, interesting! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      That’s so weird and cool at the same time! Do you eat one at a time? Reply

  • June 16, 2015

    You’re son is so adorable! I believe you’re proud of him because he can now do some baking. And it sounds like you had a lot of fun with your son while making this. And I just want to say that these caramel corn pop treats are so inviting! I’m loving the caramel flavor. Wow! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      Thank you Maureen :). We did have alot of fun making these together. It’s always entertaining to cook with kids 😉 Reply

  • Inna
    June 16, 2015

    Oh this looks good, and lots of fun. Will be having my kids make this on a quiet evening.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      I hope you all love it! Just so you know, they will probably try to sneak samples along the way 😉 Reply

  • R
    June 16, 2015

    Your son is stinkin’ adorable! And those bars look mighty tasty! Will give it a try soon 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      Thank yo so much. You know I’m reading your comment to him! He’ll be beaming, I’m sure. I hope you enjoy the caramel pops! :). Reply

  • June 16, 2015

    I love easy no bake desserts, these look so simple to make and yet so delicious! Your son is adorable, he’s going to be such a great chef when he gets older 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      Thank you so much Katy. I’ll tell him you said so 🙂 Reply

  • Lyuda
    June 16, 2015

    Natasha,

    I make these with kix cereal…cuts down a bit on the sugar and still tastes great. I let the mixture cool for a few seconds and make little cereal balls with buttered hands instead of cutting it up later. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      I love that idea!! Thank you so much for sharing your tips on kix and making the balls. Brilliant! Reply

  • Kristina
    June 16, 2015

    Looks good! We make a similar recipe but we use the Kix cereal there round corn cereal taste good with it, the cereal isn’t to sweet itself but when u add the caramel mixture it taste great! sometimes for kids parties we use the Kix fruity corn cereal it’s different colors makes it look colorful for kids. My favorite caramel brand to use in the recipe is the weathers originals makes the caramel taste extra good! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      How fun to use the colorful cereal! Thank you so much for sharing the tip about the caramel too! I’ll check another store for those. Reply

      • Tanya
        July 12, 2015

        Natasha, I also make mine with mix and caramels, butter and roasted sunflower seeds. I shape them into golf size balls… Kids love them!!! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 12, 2015

          Tanya, thank you for sharing your version, I bet my son would love to it :). Reply

  • June 16, 2015

    What a cute little helper that made such yummy treats! I bet they are all gone by now 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      They were gone the first day. We made little treat bags and took them to all his cousins 🙂 Reply

  • Yelena
    June 16, 2015

    Aww those cute little hands!!! He looks like such a good helper!

    I am super excited to try this. Looks amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2015

      Thanks Yelena :). I love the cute little hands too :). I hope you love this treat! Reply

    • June 17, 2015

      I love it when kids help out in the kitchen too, such a great skill. And these caramel pops would be perfect to take to my church’s game night coming up. (board games and things like Twister). Or the neighborhood block party. So simple too do. =) Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 17, 2015

        It really is a great last minute treat. I hope you and your church and your neighborhood love these! 🙂 Reply

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