Kitchen Pantry: The Best of the Rest, From Pinterest Caramel Coconut Marshmallow Balls


Serves: 5
Total Calories: 339

Ingredients

28 caramels (about 8 ounces)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons half and half or milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup miniature marshmallow
1 cup flaked coconut

Directions:

In 2-quart glass measure, place caramels, butter and half 'n half. Cook at HIGH 5 minutes in the microwave, or until melted and smooth, stirring after 3 minutes. Stir in sugar until smooth; add peanuts. Stir in marshmallows just until lightly coated.

Mixture will be cool enough to shape caramel mixture into balls; roll in coconut until well coated. Store in covered container.

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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!

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 339
Calories from Fat: 153

This Kitchen Pantry: The Best of the Rest, From Pinterest Caramel Coconut Marshmallow Balls recipe is from the 2013 HomeCook'n Collection Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.


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