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Festive Crunchy Marshmallow Balls

This easy and simple recipe has only 5 ingredients and is a lot of fun to make. They’re crunchy and creamy at the same time. Just right, enjoy!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Crunchy Balls, Marshmallow Balls, Rice Krispies
Author Josh and Pam


  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal such as Rice Krispie's
  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp salted or unsalted butter, softened
  • assorted colors candy melts such as this Wilton
  • assorted sprinkles


  1. Place the softened butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for 20 second intervals until melted throughout.

    2. Add rice cereal 1 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

    3.Using an ice cream or cookie scoop, make little or large balls and set aside to firm. You can put these in the fridge for up to 5 minutes and no longer if needed.

    4. Melt the Wilton Candy Melts according to the package instructions. Dip the top half of the balls into the candy.

    5.Place them on a piece of parchment lined rimmed cookie sheet and allow the candy to drip down the sides of the bites. Cover the tops with sprinkles while the candy before it sets up. Best when served the same day. Enjoy!