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Easy No Bake Caramel Marshmallow Krispie Treats

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These no bake caramel marshmallow krispie treats can be ready in 15 minutes and are sure to please a crowd!

Like so many families, when I was growing up ours used to make massive numbers of cookies for the holiday season. I have the best memories of spending the day in the kitchen with my mom, sister and brother, making all kinds of treats to give out to neighbors, friends, and teachers.

My favorite recipe was these No Bake Caramel Marshmallow Krispie Treats- they can be made in the microwave and they are so easy.

I used to make one for each of my students when I was teaching- I remember a time when I made 180 in one night. Everyone has always loved them, and it thought it high time to share the recipe with all of you!

Easy Caramel Marshmallow Treats

How to Make Marshmallow Treats

These easy no bake caramel marshmallow krispie treats are gluten free, no bake and ready in 15 minutes. Sure to please any crowd- and a fun baking activity with young children.

Ingredients

Supplies

Instructions

Unwrap caramels into a large microwave safe bowl. Add sweetened condensed milk and stick of butter. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir. Continue to microwave on high in one minute increments, stirring after each minute, until the caramels, sweetened condensed milk and butter are thoroughly melted and combined.

In a separate bowl, pour in abut 5 cups of Rice Krispies. Lay out wax paper on a work surface with marshmallows, Rice Krispies and toothpicks.

When the caramel sauce has melted, take a marshmallow and stick a toothpick into the top of the marshmallow. Dip it into the caramel and then the rice Krispies. Place on waxed paper to cool. (You can spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray as well). Repeat until all the marshmallows are gone.

Make sure these are pretty close to room temperature before you eat them or you’ll burn your mouth. (Trust me, I know!)

Note: These treats do not store well in an air tight container- they get weird and don’t taste good. It’s better to store them in open air and eat them within 48 hours.

Variations

You can dip these in peanut butter, or you can melt chocolate and dip them in for a perfectly sweet treat!

If you don’t want to microwave these, you can do it on the stovetop by melting the butter, caramel and sweetened condensed milk on low heat. Stir until completely melted. Once the mixture is slightly bubbly remove from heat. You can add some vanilla extract at this point.

Substitutions

You can use mini marshmallows for this but it’s a lot more work!

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 Easy No Bake Caramel Marshmallow Treats

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Yield: 40 treats

No Bake Caramel Marshmallow Treats

Caramel marshmallow clusters heaped on a plate and decorated with felt flowers.

These easy treats are gluten free, no bake and ready in 15 minutes. Sure to please any crowd- and a fun baking activity with young children.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter 1/2 cup
  • 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 bag caramels I use Kraft, 11 oz
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • Supplies
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • large bowl
  • toothpicks
  • wax paper

Instructions

  1. Unwrap caramels into a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk and stick of butter.
  3. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir.
  4. Continue to microwave on high in one minute increments, stirring after each minute, until the caramels, sweetened condensed milk and butter are thoroughly melted and combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, pour in abut 5 cups of Rice Krispies.
  6. Lay out wax paper on a work surface with marshmallows, Rice Krispies and toothpicks.
  7. When the caramel sauce has melted, take a marshmallow and stick a toothpick into the top of the marshmallow.
  8. Dip it into the caramel and then the rice Krispies. Place on waxed paper to cool.
  9. Repeat until all the marshmallows are gone.

Notes

Note: These treats do not store well in an air tight container- they get weird and don’t taste good. It’s better to store them in open air and eat them within 48 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

Please double-check this information with your favorite nutrition calculator.

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