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Caramel Coconut Marshmallow Balls
By Sharon Ng
I found the following pin for Caramel Coconut Marshmallow Balls, and I knew I just had to give it a try.
Here are the directions found on the website, as well as a picture:
Click image to follow the original pin.
Here is how they tell you to make these little gems.
Ingredients as listed by Just A Pinch.
28 caramels (about 8 oz)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons half and half or milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 cup salted peanut
1 cup miniature marshmallow
1 cup flaked coconut
Mixture will be cool enough to shape caramel mixture into balls; roll in coconut until well coated. Store in covered container.
Recipe formatted with the Cook'n Recipe Software from DVO Enterprises.
I followed the directions exactly, with the following changes:
I could not find regular caramels for the life of me. I am not even kidding, and I thought it was the silliest thing ever. I did find something new however. Kraft now makes caramel balls, which essentially are little round balls of the old school cello wrapped caramel. I located them in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips. They melt a lot faster than the standard caramel, due to size, and instead of the directions saying to melt the caramel with the butter and half and half, for five minutes, I just stopped at the three minute mark. I also chose to use milk, and butter rather than half and half and margarine. Another change I made is, I melted the caramel in a 2 cup measuring cup, and then dumped it into a large glass bowl. I did not need any additional supplies, or ingredients, all the ingredient amounts were perfect! This made about 25 little balls, and they look so pretty.
Here is my end product:
Not too bad if I say so myself! Easy to make, stable enough to travel in lunches if needed, beautiful and tasty! I think you could easily leave out the peanut for those with nut allergy. Now, I think I might have to taste test these again?.. welp? still delicious!
Do you have any suggested Pinterest pins you would like me to try out for upcoming issues? Let me know!