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Goof Balls Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Goof Balls

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"A marshmallow treat covered with caramel and crispy rice cereal."

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Pour the crispy rice cereal into a large bowl.
  2. Combine the margarine, sweetened condensed milk, and caramels in the top of a double boiler. Stirring constantly, cook over lightly simmering water until melted and combined, about 5 minutes.
  3. Use a wooden skewer to dip each marshmallow in the hot caramel mixture. Immediately roll caramel coated marshmallow in the crispy rice cereal. Remove from skewer and place on the waxed paper to harden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 06, 2009

These little goof balls are delish! I was looking for something new for a charity bake sale and these worked out great. I will definately make them again. I used toothpicks to dip and coat my marshmallows. I left the toothpicks in and because it is close to Easter and I had them on hand, I topped each toothpick with one of those cute bunny shaped marshmallows. The recipe makes a lot of sauce; I stopped at 60 marshmallows and had sauce left over. Bonus- this sauce, once cooled, is perfect for apple dipping! I think I'll try crushing the rice crispies next time, my kids left a trail of crispies leading right to the tv.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 12, 2014

Only about half the kids liked these - and I, who love condensed milk and caramel, did not like them either. :(

 

9 Ratings

Jun 22, 2009

These are always a big hit. I don't really like marshmallows but I can't resist these treats. I use crushed oreos, crushed golden grams or toasted coconut as toppings and make multiple flavors for each batch for a twist.

 
Feb 05, 2009

These are great! I make these for my family and the can hardly wait for them to cook before the start eating! (I used less butter)

 
Feb 11, 2010

These were surprisingly delicious! It does make a lot of sauce and next time I might cut back on the margarine.

 
Oct 26, 2009

Nice and gooey, yet easy to make. I used Fruity Pebbles to make them pretty, an idea I got from a reader's photo. That was my only mistake. I thought the cereal made them taste disgusting! But they did look very pretty and colorful! If I made them again I'd definitely stick with regular rice krispies.

 
Apr 13, 2009

These are so great! Especially if you have kids running around, they're easy and the kids can even help you make them. I started out making these as the recipe stated and I just wasn't happy with how they were looking, so I ended up cutting the marshmallows in half... they turned out MUCH better and tasted better than the big ones as well! I only made it through one bag of marshmallows before I ran out of caramel though!

 
Mar 25, 2009

I have to give these balls 5 stars, they are yummy.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

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

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