Salted Caramel Treats

These sweet and chewy salted caramel treats are your new best friend… 

Salted Caramel Treats by Nutmeg Nanny

Christmas is the time of the year where I find it completely acceptable to sit around and eat nothing but sweets. I try to squeeze in green vegetable now and again but the sweets are overtaking my house.  However there is a downside. There are really only so many sweets one person can eat. Plus, my husband seems to lack a raging sweet tooth. I’m just not sure how he can go through life never craving sweets. How is this possible?

In the meantime I’m hoping something can send help…maybe in the form of hungry teenagers with high metabolism? They seem to love sweets.  {Maybe Rebecca will lend her boys?}

Salted Caramel Treats by Nutmeg Nanny

Now, you might have noticed I haven’t posted a lot of holiday goodies this year but it doesn’t mean I’m not making them! If you follow me on SheKnows you will see that I’m basically pumping out holiday treats like an assembly line. However, today I made a treat just for you. These crunchy little balls treats are sweet, chewy and perfect for your holiday Christmas platter.

 A few weeks ago I was sent a few bags of Popchips and asked to create something delicious. Popchips come in 14 different flavors {including original and BBQ} but I was most excited about their new special edition salted caramel flavor and limited holiday pack sweet potato. Two of my most favorite things ever. Plus their snacks are naturally gluten free and a healthier alternative to sugary or fried snacks.

So what did I do with my Popchips? Well I made a sweet treat of course! What could be more delicious than salted caramel PopChips, sweet potato PopChips and marshmallows mixed together? Oh and then drizzled with chocolate.  Nothing. Obviously. Once you throw in melted marshmallow I’m all over the sweetness train. If you’re feeling really fancy you could try dipping the whole treat in chocolate.  I see nothing wrong with that either.

Sweetness overload.

Salted Caramel Treats by Nutmeg Nanny

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Salted caramel PopChip treats

Yield: 14-20 balls depending on size

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 (3.5 ounce) bag salted caramel PopChips corn chips
1 (3 ounce) bag sweet potato PopChips
2 cups Rice Krispie treats
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (10.5 ounce) bag mini-marshmallows
Dark chocolate, melted

Directions:

While the PopChips are in the bag crush them into crumbs. Add to a measuring cup. You should have about 4 cups of crushed PopChips. Add in another 2 cups (or less) Rice Krispies until you have a total of 6 cups of crunchy filling.

In a large non-stick skillet melt butter and add in mini-marshmallows. Cook until the marshmallows melt and you have creamy mixture.

Pour in PopChips/Rice Krispie mixture and stir to combine.

Let the mixture cool for about 2 minutes and then starts forming balls. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into a ball. Place onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.

Drizzle the tops with chocolate and let the chocolate cool before devouring.

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Disclosure: I was compensated by PopChips for making this delicious recipe. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own .

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17 Responses to “Salted Caramel Treats”

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    Jennifer | Bake or Break — December 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    These look so good! I didn’t even know that flavor of Pop Chips existed. Must. Find. Them.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — December 20th, 2013 @ 1:48 am

      They are crazy addicting! Be careful :)

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    bev@bevcooks — December 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    If I’m not eating these within 5 minutes SOMEONE WILL PAY.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — December 20th, 2013 @ 1:47 am

      I’m fairly certain the babies need these treats :)

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    Katrina @ WVS — December 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I want these so, so, bad right now. LOVE!

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    Feast on the Cheap — December 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    You had me at salted caramel…

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    Joanne — December 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I’ll send The.Boy up to you. His metabolism is RAGING. And he craves sweets constantly. WIN.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — December 20th, 2013 @ 1:48 am

      Yes. Let’s make this happen. We can do a fancy dinner and then I can send you home on the train with piles and piles of sweet treats…haha.

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — December 19, 2013 at 4:14 am

    What a great way to dress up Krispy Treats.

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    grace — December 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    i don’t think i’ve ever had popchips, but i want some in this flavor and soon. i’d remember eating something that good, right? :)

    • nutmegnanny replied: — December 20th, 2013 @ 1:50 am

      They are so good! My favorite (non-sweet) flavor is the sour cream and onion.

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    What. In. The. World. I adore this.

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    Rebecca — December 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Yum! I love pop chips :) this sounds amazing. I swoon over anything salted caramel!

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    Reeni — December 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I didn’t know popchips came in sweet potato flavor! I love these sweet and salty treats! Perfect snacks for New Years Eve.

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — December 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    OMG these look so yummy, I love pop chips and salty sweet together, these are right up my alley!

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