Caramel Marshmallow Buttons Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:25-27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 25-27 servings


  • 50 to 54 large marshmallows
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 5 to 6 cups crisp rice cereal

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 224 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place a toothpick in each marshmallow. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the 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.
  3. Remove from the freezer 45 minutes before serving, discard toothpicks. Yield: 50-54 pieces.
Originally published as Caramel Marshmallow Buttons in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p38

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Beckythebarber User ID: 6988440 23983
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Taking it to a Christmas party for 100+ women. I used the jumbo campfire marshmallows. This recipe was plenty for a double recipe. Also, I heated the liquid in an iron wok, so it made it very easy for dipping!"

MissKarla User ID: 271602 49189
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Very addicting. The hardest part is unwrapping the caramels. The original recipe does not have you freeze the marshmallows and I haven't had any problems this way. I will try cutting the marshmallow in half next time. Great recipe!"

jdh0731 User ID: 3723039 25116
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"Want everybody to be your friend ? ? ? Bring a few batches of these to work and don't for get your mother - in- law. This was a big hit for me."

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