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Caramel Marshmallow Treat

Updated on January 1, 2013

Caramel Marshmallow Treat

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When you get married, there are some things that come into your marriage, whether you want them or not. Some are good, some, not so good.

In mine, it was a lot of family recipes. Now, I LOVE food, so this was not a big problem for me and I welcomed the challenge of trying to make foods as good as my husband remembered from his childhood.

This marshmallow caramel treat recipe was one that my husband LOVED!!! His Aunt used to make it for Christmas every year. The first time I tried it, I made a HUGE mess and it was not my finest moment. Over the years, I have learned the tricks to make it work. Now, I have children who request it as well, and not just for Christmas. I have made this for birthdays, for cousins who are sick, etc.... It must have some healing properties that I am not aware of, because everyone always feels better after snacking on one, or two, or twelve!

This does look tricky, but honestly, it really is not. It just takes a little patience.

Enjoy!

YUMMY!
YUMMY!

Ingredients

  • one pound vanilla caramels, unwrapped
  • 3/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 54 large marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice krispy cereal, any kind

Directions

  1. Place marshmallows in freezer until ready to use. Unwrap caramels and combine caramels, milk, and butter. Melt in top double boiler over hot water, stirring occasionally until all combined and smooth. This will take a while and it is better done slowly. Do not try to rush this, or else it will be a sloppy mess.
  2. Place marshmallows on fork and dip into caramel mixture. Shake off the excess caramel, otherwise it will all be a mess in the end. Roll "carameled" marshmallow in cereal.
  3. Cool on wax paper until set.
  4. Store in airtight container.
  5. Use left over condensed milk in your coffee the next day!
Melt ingredients in top of double boiler until melted and combined.
Melt ingredients in top of double boiler until melted and combined.
Shake off excess caramel, otherwise everything will clump at the end.
Shake off excess caramel, otherwise everything will clump at the end.
Roll marshmallow in cereal; shake off excess cereal.  You can use fingers to press cereal into caramel to make the treat look "neater."
Roll marshmallow in cereal; shake off excess cereal. You can use fingers to press cereal into caramel to make the treat look "neater."
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