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Caramel Marshmallow Buttons

Rated as 4.84 out of 5 Stars

"Kids of all ages dive into these sweet fluffy treats. The chewy marshmallow, gooey caramel and crisp coating set off an appetizing explosion of textures."
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Ingredients

20 m servings
Original recipe yields 25 servings

Directions

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  1. Place a toothpick in each marshmallow. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine caramels, milk and butter. Cook and stir until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Dip marshmallows in caramel mixture; roll in cereal. Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour. Remove from the freezer 45 minutes before serving, discard toothpicks.

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this recipe was lots of fun to make (and kids can help!)...however the caramel mixture made WAY more than 50 large marshmallows (and 5 cups of rice crispies). i probably did about 70 marshmallo...

I added 1 tsp. of cinnamon to the caramel mixture and rolled in small pecan pieces. Taste a lot like a bite of pecan pie. Most requested recipe at our company's christmas potluck.

These are alot of work, but worth it! My kids and family loved them! We rolled some in plain and fruity rice krispies.

Try it rolled in toffee bits instead of rice krispies!! Yummy!

I make these every Christmas. I roll them in crushed corn flakes and some in toasted, sweetened coconut. The cornflakes are always a fav!!!!

Kids LOVED them and didnt want me to give them out. Too much caramel mix and Krispies left over. Like another person said, double up on the marshmallows. VERY good

Very easy and good! I had lots of caramel mixtures leftover so I just added a mixtures of cereals, like Kix, corn chex, rice chex and pecans. I mixed and then spread into a pan to cool.

So fun to make! We had the neighbors' kids over and made a night out of creating these treats. They had a blast and we ended up with more than enough for everyone to take home. Thanks!

I rarely comment on recipes, but this one deserves special mention for its ease and taste. Better than the mail-order treats (with the unpronounceable name), we whipped up a batch in about 10 m...