Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Balls

Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Balls on a white plate.

There isn’t a candy quite like caramel. With a sweet, chewy texture, caramels are a great alternative to the chocolate lovers out there. However, sometimes they can be a little too chewy for some people’s liking. Why not add a little texture (and crunch!) with Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal! Use whichever Honey Bunches of Oats is your favorite to distinguish these treats from batch to batch – these will be a hit at parties!

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Prep Time:

15 min

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Total Time:

15 min

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7 Servings


  • 20 caramels
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2 cups Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, any variety, divided


  1. Microwave caramels and water in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute.
  2. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of the cereal. With hands slightly moistened with cold water, shape cereal mixture into 21 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Crush remaining 1/2 cup cereal; place in shallow dish. Roll cereal balls in cereal until evenly coated.