Caramel Heavenlies Recipe
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Caramel Heavenlies Recipe

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Before I cut these bars into triangles, I usually trim the edges so all the cookies look the same. My husband and daughter love this part because they get to eat the "scraps." —Dawn Burns, Lake St. Louis, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 12 whole graham crackers
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

2 pieces : 110 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil, letting foil extend over sides by 1 in.; lightly coat foil with cooking spray. Arrange graham crackers in prepared pan; sprinkle with marshmallows.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  3. Spoon butter mixture over marshmallows. Sprinkle with almonds and coconut. Bake 14-16 minutes or until browned. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  4. Using foil, lift cookies out of pan. Cut into triangles; discard foil. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Caramel Heavenlies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p27

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apleslie User ID: 6304646 214600
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"I have made these many times since they appeared in the Taste of Home magazine. They are quick, easy and never fail. I will advise measuring the interior of your pan. I have two pans sold as 15x10. One measures 15x10 on the interior and one measures 15x10 on the exterior which makes it smaller. I like to use my (larger) 15x10 pan and increase the butter and sugar to 1 cup each."

doralice User ID: 7761889 214480
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"I have made Carmel Heavenlies many times. The first time was when I received "Taste of Home" magazine. I took them to a bake sale and included the recipe . Was a great hit.."

Stratford1929 User ID: 7822131 40164
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"Tastes OK but is very messy and crumbly

Would not make again"

mrsohcook User ID: 7093830 16136
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"A very rich dessert. My grandmother has had a recipe for something similar with graham crackers, the butter sauce and sliced almonds baked like this one that my family has always loved. This one is has the added coconut, marshmallows and cinnamon. I will make it again."

roberta bowser User ID: 4547912 14609
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"These are easy and very yummy,,I always spray the foil with pam.They are always a hit"

angela32 User ID: 3084463 201654
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"loved these...."

kountrykook User ID: 5662695 35527
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013 Edited Dec. 20, 2013

"Good but real sweet cut into small sections. A little goes a long way!s came back to give more stars. It grew on me and I was sad it was gone, I'm making more. I did not like that it was sticky did not come out like a hard bar but was tasty"

busybrock User ID: 2750041 35303
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"These were so good!! Made a pan before lunch and my husband & I couldn't stop with just one serving. A keeper for sure!!"

mvollmer User ID: 6751034 40816
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I just pulled this out of my recipe clips file last night to make for this holiday season. I don't recall changing a thing when I made them for the first time last year, and they came out great! I plan to double this year since my fam went crazy over these...fool proof, simple and yummy; my kind of recipe! Also follow the previous reviewer's advice about lining the pan with foil. That made it a lot easier to get it out cleanly."

LIMIEG User ID: 7221386 12462
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"Made this for the first time recently to take to a function. It was a hit! I recieved requests for the recipe. I used an extra 1/2 cup of marshmallows, but other than that, I did not alter the ingredients. However, if you truly use a pan with an interior measurement of 15 x 10, you will need a couple of extra graham crackers (trim with a knife) to fill the small gap at the bottom of pan. Fill the pan so the graham crackers don't shift around during baking. As another reviewer suggested, make sure there is an overhang of foil on the short ends for removal from pan, spray the foil with nonstick spray, and do not overcook the butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture (only a minute after the butter is melted and sugar is incorporated into the butter). Watch the baking time carefully after the 12 minute mark. At 12 minutes, mine had browned only at the edges and not in the middle. Try to get to an overall golden brown without letting the outside edges get too overdone. I let it cool for about 15 min and then removed it from the pan by holding the 2 ends of the foil. I let it cool completely and then cut as directed with a sharp knife. The pizza cutter idea didn't work well for me. I will absolutely make this again."

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