Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls

A sweet friend made these for us during the holidays.  They were such a big hit that we have made them many times since.  Perfect for a party or movie night.  They are so easy to make that you can involve the whole family!

Serves: 40

Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls

40 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (14 ounce) bag wrapped caramels
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag large marshmallows
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  1. In a medium saucepan place the caramels, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Over medium heat stir constantly until smooth and creamy.
  2. Using a toothpick or skewer, dip each marshmallow into the caramel mixture. Tap off the excess.
  3. Pour the Rice Krispies in a big bowl and then gently roll the caramel covered marshmallow in the Rice Krispies.
  4. Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and gently pull out the toothpick or skewer from the marshmallow.
  5. Let set up for about 30 minutes.



1268 cal


32 g


232 g


18 g
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39 Responses to “Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls”

  1. Oh my GONE. GREAT recipe. We've changed it up a wee bit. After their dipped in the Carmel, we rolled them in crushed pistachios, let set up a few minutes then dipped back into the Carmel, then rolled in crushed rice Krispies. Let set up a few minutes.Dipped into melted white or dark chocolate. We did batches of each chocolate. Then rolled gently in Krispies. I'm SO Making people happy. Best Recipe yet. Thank You!!!
  2. If you live in Canada and you can get MacIntosh Toffee - use that instead of the caramels! I think the ratio is about 6 bars of toffee or use the MacIntosh Caramel toffee wrapped candy. Either way, Freeze your toffee to speed unwrapping. Smash the frozen toffee bars into smaller bits for quicker melting. Melt and mix in a double boiler to keep your toffee warm and subtle. I like to use a wooden chopstick or a fork to dip the marshmallow into the toffee and then tap the excess off. Plunge the coated marshmallow into the cereal and place on a wax paper-lined tray. Store in an airtight container. When your chopstick gets too gummy, switch it out for a clean one. It's a little tedious, but these little treat re so worth it! YUM YUM! A classic, favorite Christmas tradition in our family!
  3. These were a hit at my company party! You gotta move fast when putting the caramel on the marshmallows because they will start to melt in a matter of seconds. I found that while having the marshmallow on a toothpick, pouring the caramel over the top of the marshmallow then dunking the bottom into the caramel then putting it in the krispies was an effective way to coat them without them melting and falling off the toothpick in the caramel. I used Coco Krispies and that was so tasty!

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