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Monday, January 9, 2012

CARA-MALLOW BALLS

M-m-m-m-m, so much like a little ball of Rice Krispies treats, but,...
 with a caramel twist!
Through the years, I'd clip recipes from our farm papers and magazines-- stick 'em in a folder for 'some day', which turned into 'many days'.  By now, many of the papers have 'yellowed'.  Last week, while looking through that same folder, I experienced a memory flashback when I found this recipe for something we'd made in R. S. so, so long ago.  Since I had everything I needed, I took a trip back to the evening when we made them in the 'old (late) meetinghouse' out in the country.  Here...........is............the simple recipe for them:

Yield:  About 55 'treats'

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 of 14 oz. package light caramels (I prefer Kraft because they seem easier to unwrap.)
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) large marshmallows (I did not use the bigger jet-puffed kind).
  • Rice Krispies (or, the equivalent in your favorite brand).

DIRECTIONS:
  • Unwrap caramels.  (Well, ... to save 'melting time', I lined them up on a cutting board and, using a very, very l-o-n-g  knife,  sliced them in half.)
  • Melt caramels, butter, condensed milk and vanilla in the top of a double boiler, stirring until all is melted together.  (That would work just fine, but... this is how I did it:  In a microwave safe bowl, I first microwaved just the caramels for only 1 minute on high to soften them; then, I added the condensed milk, butter and vanilla.  Microwaved, again-- checking 'progress' after each 30 seconds, stirring, and then declaring it 'done' after all was melted.  Once melted, it took a minute or so to get the 'floating' butter smoothly blended (whisked) INTO the caramel/milk mixture, but, with patience, it all came together just fine.)
While still warm, use a kind of 'pincher/grabber' thing and dip marshmallows into caramel mixture, turn to coat.
  • Move coated marshmallow(s) to bowl of Rice Krispies, roll to coat...
  • Transfer to foil, waxed paper or parchment paper-lined area to cool.  I like them to 'cool' overnight (overday?) so that the caramel coating has a chance to firm up.
     
      

3 comments:

  1. Doris -- thank you for visiting Faithfulness Farm blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I appreciate the encouragement -- especially on my weight loss. It looks like you have lots to offer here on your blog. YUM!! I am following along :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  2. Good Morning, Gail!
    Thanks for stopping by, and...........for your following. How sweet of you. For starters, I absolutely LOVE the picture of the old house on your blog (can't help but think of the history/conversations that took place in places like that). Your posting about underwear-- FANTASTIC! I like your postings, period! I'm so interested in checking out your low carb fare. Again, thanks! Happy Tuesday to ya! Doris

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  3. hey Mom,Your recipes look so good and so appetizing,that they are making me so hungry!
    LOL!
    -Karina-

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