Crispy Marshmallow Balls Recipe -
Crispy Marshmallow Balls Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Crispy Marshmallow Balls

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"These are yummy. I only make them around Christmas, so they are a real treat for the whole family. They are also real easy to make. Enjoy! They can be frozen, too!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Line trays with waxed paper. Pour rice cereal into a shallow dish or bowl.
  2. In a double boiler, combine condensed milk, margarine and caramels. Cook, stirring, over simmering water, until melted and smooth.
  3. Using tongs or two forks, dip marshmallows one at a time into caramel mixture, then roll in rice cereal. Place on waxed paper until set.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2004

I would use just 1/2 cup (one stick) of salted butter in this recipe. Hint: make a double broiler by filling one medium saucepan 1/2 full of water. Place a *slightly* smaller saucepan on top. Boil water on high or and reduce to medium when water comes to a boil. To make this a less-messy project: Open your bag of marshmallows and place them in a bowl to the right of the dbl-broiler. Place your krispies in a large bowl to the left of the broiler. Place your wax sheet to the left of the krispies, and pick the marshmallows up with a fork, dip in sauce, then roll the caramel around the marshmallow to drip off the excess, roll in krispies, and with your pointer finger, push the marshmallow off of the fork from the bottom. let it cool on the sheet then re-arrange them on a platter once they have cooled. Enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2004

These were good right after I made them, but within an hour or so the rice crispies were soggy. Didn't care too much for them then! Definitely for a sweet tooth as is!

Oct 18, 2006

These were great! I took the advice of some previous reviews. I used the tooth pick idea, which worked great. And I just used about a third stick of margaring and a half can of sweetend condensed milk. I think if you omitted the margaring and the milk completely the caramel alone would be to thick. Also, next time I make these I will definitly freeze the marshmallows for an hour first. They melt quickly in the hot caramel mixture. yummy!

Oct 08, 2003

I have made these for 6 years in a row now at Christmas time. Some variations I have tried as there is so much carmel left, I roll the marshallows dipped in carmel in nuts (any kind) these are a delightful variation. This carmel is great for apple dip also. I have freezed this before and it keeps for about 2 months, careful when reheating as it scorches so very easily.

May 10, 2005

I made these for a treat at a big family dinner. They disappeared! I used tongs to dip the marshmallows in the caramel and it wasn't messy at all. I fill a large bowl with the rice krispies, then I just drop the marshmallows into it, about 4 or 5 at a time, then I cover them and let them sit a minute. I've made these a few times, very easy, quick, and not messy.

Oct 08, 2003

Not bad. I had only half the marshmallows, and half the caramels.. (thanks to husband and son!) but halved was enough to satisfy us. These are VERY sweet.WOW. But really easy and gooey to make. Nice to make in hot weather.. the only thing on was my stove.. for a few minutes... thanks!

Jul 24, 2005

Great party recipe! I added coconut and chopped walnuts, they were a big hit!

Nov 26, 2006

These are delicious! My mom has made them since I was a kid, but used Mackintosh toffee which has a nut warning. Was glad to find this recipe since my son is allergic and Kraft caramels are nut free. Did not notice a taste or texture difference at all. Tried to leave out the margarine as suggested by others but it set up too quickly and was hard to roll the marshmallows in so I added it. Fussy little treats to make but worth it! Used holiday rice krispies for a festive touch.


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  • Calories
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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