Marshmallow caramel krispies are an irresistible holiday treat made with marshmallows dipped in caramel sauce and rolled in crunchy rice krispies.

Marshmallow Krispies Dipped in Caramel Rolled in Rice Krispies

Marshmallow Krispies are an indulgent holiday dessert that will have everyone asking for more. Simply dip marshmallows in caramel and roll them in rice krispy cereal. Make this classic treat ahead of time and freeze to enjoy during the busy holiday season.

Marshmallow Krispies on Serving Plate

Ingredients

All you need are five simple ingredients to make these marshmallow krispies.

  • 16 oz Kraft caramels
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 packages of large marshmallows
  • 1 box Rice Krispies cereal

Caramels: we use the Kraft caramels you need to unwrap. But have you seen the Kraft caramel bits? These will save you time without having to remove all the wrappers.

Caramel, Butter, Marshmallows and Rice Krispies

Supplies

  • Large, microwave-safe mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Dipping tool or fork
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Baking sheet (optional)
  • Storage container or serving platter

How to Make Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls

Follow these simple steps to make this tasty marshmallow treat.

step 1 | Unwrap the Caramels

Unwrap the individual caramels. This is an easy job for kids. Skip this step if you are using the caramel bits for easy melting.

step 2 | Make the Caramel Mixture

In a large bowl, add the butter, caramels, and sweetened condensed milk. Melt in the microwave in small increments until smooth, stirring often.

Melted Caramel for Marshmallow Caramel Krispies

step 3 | Dip Marshmallow in Caramel

Next, dip the entire marshmallow into the caramel mixture. We use a dipping tool we often use for dipping cake pops. You can also use a fork.

Dipping Marshmallow in Bowl of Caramel

step 4 | Roll Marshmallow in Rice Cereal

Roll the caramel-dipped marshmallow in rice krispy cereal. You may have to press the marshmallow into the cereal to get it to stick and completely cover the caramel.

Rolling Caramel Dipped Marshmallow in Rice Cereal

step 5 | Place on Parchment Paper

Place the rice krispy balls on a wax paper or parchment-lined cookie sheet to set.

Caramel Dipped Marshmallow in Rice Krispies

step 6 | Allow to Set for About 1 Hour

Repeat until all of the caramel mix is gone. Allow the marshmallow krispies to set for about an hour.

Caramel Marshmallow Krispies on Wax Paper

step 7 | Store in Airtight Container in Fridge or Freezer

Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container until ready to serve. They’re even delicious to eat frozen.

Marshmallow Krispies Ingredients (left) Bowl of Marshmallow Krispies (right)

Don’t forget to test at least one. 😉 This recipe should yield about 5 or 6 dozen, making plenty to share with friends and neighbors for holiday gifts.Save

Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls on Serving Platter

More About This Recipe

  • We call this unique take on caramel rice krispie treats ‘Marshmallow Krispies’ while others refer to them as ‘Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls.’
  • They’re a family favorite during Christmas time and a must-have on our holiday treat table—they go fast (and have been known to create ‘fights’ over the last few).
  • This holiday treat is so easy to make, and the kids will love to help.
  • The recipe makes 5 to 6 dozen, so you can easily keep some for your own family and gift some to friends and neighbors too.
  • We love to prepare them ahead of time and store them in the freezer until Christmas.
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Marshmallow Krispies Dipped in Caramel Rolled in Rice Krispies

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A family favorite Christmas treat. Marshmallows dipped in caramel and rolled in rice cereal.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 56 dozen 1x

Ingredients

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  • 16 oz Kraft caramels
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 packages of large marshmallows
  • 1 box Rice Krispies

Instructions

  1. Unwrap the caramels. 
  2. In a large bowl, add the butter, caramels, and sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Melt in the microwave in small increments until smooth, stir often.
  4. Dip each marshmallow into the caramel mixture.
  5. Roll in rice krispies.
  6. Place on wax or parchment paper to set for about an hour.
  7. Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Allow to set for about an hour.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 rice krispy ball
  • Calories: 131
  • Sugar: 13.8 g
  • Sodium: 98.1 mg
  • Fat: 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.2 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.7 mg
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Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to make these Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls, it’s time to get baking! This recipe is perfect for a holiday treat. Your friends and family will be asking for the recipe when they bite into these gooey, chewy balls of deliciousness.

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6 Comments

  1. My wife would love these since she loves anything with carmel. Plus, marshmallows make anything delicious.

    1. Northern Yum says:

      Exactly, you can’t go wrong with marshmallows and caramel! 🙂 Your wife would definitely love them. Thanks Josh!

  2. Christine says:

    I can NOT eat just one of these! A favorite for sure!

    1. Northern Yum says:

      Haha! Impossible. We have a batch in the freezer and they’re calling my name. 🙂 Thanks for stopping Chris!

  3. I just ate dinner and was full and now my mouth is watering. Those look so delicious!!! I am definitely going to be making these this weekend. Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. Northern Yum says:

      Haha! There is always room for dessert. 🙂 It’s the sweet that goes the quickest in our family at Christmastime. I hope you enjoy!

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