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, 0g 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 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 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 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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