Caramel Nut Marshmallows are one of my most favorite Christmas treats, and they bring back a flood of memories every time I make them and eat them. My grandmother made them every Christmas, and mailed them to our family. My siblings and I would argue over who got to eat them first! They’re super easy to make, but so, so yummy!
It’s just four simple ingredients…marshmallows, wrapped caramels, a little half and half, and chopped nuts. Not only are they little bites of heaven, but they literally take minutes to make. The longest part is unwrapping the caramels, and that’s the job I give to my kids. They love doing it, especially since I pay in caramels!
You can always use your own homemade caramel recipe if you prefer, they’ll just take a bit longer to make.. Normally I go for homemade caramel, but in this recipe, I do like the Kraft caramels.
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I like to put them on these darling striped straws, because I think they’re easier to serve (and super cute), but you can also just put them down on a cute tray (LOVE this galvanized one!), un-dipped side down.
They’re perfect for serving at parties, adding to holiday treat plates, and setting out for guests. Just watch out…they’re addicting!
Best of all, they’re just so easy to make. I love how quickly I can get them made and ready to go. My kids also love helping with the dipping—-and then of course, the tasting when we’re finished.
Caramel Nut Marshmallows
- 1 package large marshmallows
- 1 lb. package wrapped caramels
- 3/4 cup half and half
- Finely chopped pecans or walnuts
- Put marshmallows onto the lollipop sticks. Place the nuts in a pie plate or other shallow dish. Heat caramel and half and half very slowly, stirring until thoroughly melted and smooth. Dip the marshmallows one by one into the caramel, and then roll in the nuts. Place them on wax paper, and let the caramel set--an hour or so--before serving.
Enjoy this yummy holiday treat…they’re a favorite