Growing up there was this amazing family in our neighborhood. Every year near the holidays we were luxuriously awarded the coveted “neighbor Christmas plate” from this family. Present on the plate were these amazing golden nuggets of sweetness. The way my siblings and I fought over them, you would have thought it was real gold! But alas, not quite so literal. They were simply the most unique Marshmallow treat rolled in caramel and cereal. And they were literally the highlight of the holiday season and neighbor Christmas plates! I looked forward to these every year.
And now years later, I still can’t get these nuggets of joy out of my head. You would think with something so simple; we would have made them ourselves through out the year instead of waiting all year long for our neighbor’s treat plate to arrive at our door. That would be the logical thing to do right?
But who said we were logical?
No, we only ever got these near Christmas when our neighbors dropped off the holy grail of Christmas Treat plates.
But now I’m not privy to the coveted Christmas Treat plate, living 3 hours away from my childhood home. So I figured it was high time I figured out how to make these nuggets of golden Marshmallow goodness!
So you know what happens when I get craving something yummy from my childhood but don’t have a recipe. I start experimenting. And now you get the reap the rewards of my kitchen experiments!
Caramel Marshmallow Pops
First mix the butter, caramels and milk into the dipping caramel. Combine the Rice Krispies and coconut shavings into a bowl. And then melt some chocolate and have it ready. Roll out some Parchment or wax paper to place these on once you are done.
With the dipping stations ready it is time to begin the fun!
First place a big marshmallow into a stick. Right in the center.
Then dip the marshmallow into the caramel sauce.
Then follow up with rolling it into the cereal and coconut mixture.
Then drizzle a little chocolate circle onto the parchment paper
Then place the cereal covered marshmallow pop on top of the chocolate circle. Allow to cool so the chocolate can harden. Then it’s ready to eat just like a lollipop!
And we can’t leave the kids out of the fun! Honestly the great part about this recipe is just how much hands on activity the kids can have!
Kids have a blast at the dipping stations. And even Miss Jade can get in on the action and have fun dipping caramel marshmallow pops!
So I hope you enjoy these amazing Caramel Marshmallow pops. And make sure you share them with neighbors in the spirit of the Holiday and sharing season. Tis always blessed to share! And these are so easy to make, it is another reason to share.
While it will taste like it takes a lifetime to perfect, it is easy enough you can turn out platefuls in no time. And you will quickly become the favorite neighbor! If you have someone that doesn’t like coconut, that is very easy to remove from the recipe, it still turns out great. And if you love chocolate; you can use the Coco Krispies instead!
- 1 cup butter
- 20 ounces Kraft caramels
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 package big marshmallows
- 1 bakers chocolate
- 2-4 cups Rice Krispies
- Coconut shreds
- Cake pop sticks
- Melt butter in a sauce pan
- Add caramels
- Melt caramels over low heat
- add sweetened milk
- Stir until dissolved
- Combine Rice Krispies and coconut in a bowl
- Stick a cake pop stick into a single marshmallow
- Dip the marshmallow into the caramel
- Roll in the Rice Krispies and coconut
- Drizzle Melted bakers chocolate in small round circles on parchment/wax paper
- Place the the marshmallow on the chocolate circle and allow to cool and harden.
- Gently remove from wax paper and serve.
Who is the first person to sneak a bit of these Caramel Marshmallow pops in your house?