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Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

These no-bake Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls may be the easiest dessert you make this season. They’re the perfect melt in your mouth sweet treat for the holidays!

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

These fun rice Krispies balls will be a hit with all your family members – young and old. If you have small kids, this is the perfect Christmas treat that they can help make. There’s zero baking involved, so it’s a great food activity that they will enjoy. It may get a little messy, though, since you’ll be dipping marshmallows in a melted caramel mixture. No matter how careful you are, there’s bound to be a drip or two here or there. But that’s okay because any little spills will be well worth it when you taste these awesome puffy holiday treats!

Christmas Rice Krispies

What is a Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Ball?

If you’ve ever wondered what a large, soft marshmallow covered in rich caramel and then rolled in Christmas-flavored rice Krispies would taste like, you’ve just described a Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Ball. Yes, it’s all that and more! And the best part is that this heavenly treat needs only 5 ingredients to make it happen.

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

 

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

Ingredients

1 Box of Christmas Rice Krispies

11 oz bag of Caramel Bits

7 oz Sweetened Condensed MilK

3 Tablespoons Butter

4 Dozen Large And Fresh Marshmallows

How do you make these Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls?

  1. Pour about ½ of the cereal into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place the caramel bits, butter, and the condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, take out, and stir. Continue to do this for about 3 minutes or until everything is melted and incorporated.
  3. Place a marshmallow on the wooden skewer and dip into the caramel mixture. Tap off the excess.
  4. Place a caramel marshmallow into the bowl of Rice Krispies and roll. Pull out the skewer and make sure the entire marshmallow is covered in rice Krispy cereal.
  5. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Let set for about 45 minutes to harden.
  6. These need to be eaten the same day you make them. If stored for the next day, the cereal will become soft.

Tips for making Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

  • Make sure you use fresh large marshmallows for this recipe. You want them to be soft!
  • Don’t overheat the caramel mixture in the microwave. You want it to be warm and melted, but not bubbling and scalded. The caramel mixture is thicker and sticks better to the marshmallows if it’s just warmly melted.
  • Definitely use a wooden skewer to help with dipping the marshmallows in the caramel and rolling in the Rice Krispies. This will keep your fingers from getting sticky!
  • It’s optional to pull the skewer out when you’ve completed rolling the marshmallows, but consider leaving it so it becomes a mess-free way to eat these sweet treats!
  • Do not attempt to store these. They are definitely not freezable. They really should be eaten the same day. If you try to cover them and store in the refrigerator, the rice Krispies become soft and soggy and, well, not so crispy.

Christmas Balls

Variations on a theme

You can use this same recipe by switching out the flavors of Rice Krispie cereal. For example, try the cocoa rice Krispie cereal for a chocolate flavor. or the frosted rice Krispie cereal for a delicious change. During holidays, like Christmas, you can find the seasonal versions in the stores, so grab a few boxes so you can have them on hand!

You can also add food coloring to the cereal to make it work for various holidays, such as green for St. Patrick’s day, red for Valentine’s Day, pink, yellow, and blue for Easter, and so on.

If you love traditional rice Krispies treats, you have to try these Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls this holiday season. They’re not complicated, but they are unbelievably addicting and will be a festive addition to your holiday snacks.

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Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls
Yield: 48

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 seconds
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 seconds

These no-bake Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls may be the easiest dessert you make this season. They’re the perfect melt in your mouth sweet treat for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • 1 Box of Christmas Rice Krispies (You’ll use about ½ box)
  • 11 oz bag of Caramel Bits
  • 7 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Dozen Marshmallows
  • Optional: Wooden Skewer

Instructions

1.Pour about ½ of the cereal into a bowl and set aside. 

2. Place the caramel bits, butter, and the condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, take out, and stir. Continue to do this for about 3 minutes or until everything is melted and incorporated. 

3. Place a marshmallow on the wooden skewer and dip into the caramel mixture. Tap off excess.

4. Place caramel marshmallow into the bowl of Rice Krispies and roll. Pull out the skewer and make sure the entire marshmallow is covered in rice Krispy cereal.

5. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Let set for about 45 minutes to harden. 

6. These need to be eaten the same day you make them. If stored for the next day, the cereal will become soft.

7. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Information

Yield

48

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 46Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 4mgSodium 40mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 1g
Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls

These no-bake Christmas Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispies Balls may be the easiest dessert you make this season. They’re the perfect melt in your mouth sweet treat for the holidays! via @Mooreorlesscook

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