Goo Balls Recipe, My Favorite Holiday Treat!

This Goo Balls Recipe is a marshmallow dipped in a creamy caramel sauce and then rolled in puffed cereal. Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls is an easy recipe – yet one of our holiday favourites!

goo balls recipe

Goo Balls

For another simple holiday treat, try these Peanut Butter Snowballs, or the popular Trash Snack Mix!

With all the chaos that is the Christmas season, we do try to sneak in a yummy recipe or two, for your own family enjoyment or to serve as snacks for entertaining.

So, it only makes sense that simple desserts and goodies are most welcome this time of year. I don’t have time for complicated recipes when everything else in December is complicated to the extreme. But, with the chaos of life, deserves the most delicious in treats.

Here is my favourite quick and easy recipe, so delicious they may not last long in fact! Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls is what we call them, for lack of a better catchy name.

Goo Balls are marshmallows inside a creamy toffee/caramel mixture with a puffed cereal coating.

Simply put, it’s one of the best things out there. Ever.

I like to freeze these, and take out randomly through the holiday season. Not only are they better on the cold side, versus room temperature, but they keep quite a while in an airtight container.

Just make sure to put freeze them on a cookie sheet before freezing in a container or they’ll just all stick together.

So, you must try this and see why we rave. Happy holidays!

The marshmallow and toffee mixture is like heaven, I know you just can’t eat one!

goo balls recipe

Goo Balls

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Goo Balls Recipe. marshmallow dipped in a creamy caramel sauce and then rolled in puffed cereal. easy recipe - one of our holiday favourites!


  • 5 Toffee Bars or 3 bags of toffee candies
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • puffed cereal
  • 1 box of large marshmallows


  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt first 3 ingredients to a fairly thick sauce. Keep stirring though, so they don't burn to the pan!
  2. Dip a marshmallow into the sauce and let excess drip off {use a fondue fork to keep your fingers clean, it's much easier}.
  3. Roll the marshmallow in puffed rice cereal and lay on wax paper until it hardens.
  4. Repeat with all marshmallows until the sauce is gone.
  5. One hardened, they are best kept in the fridge or frozen, until you are ready to eat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

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  1. OMG! These look amazing, i have seen this recipe before but never with a picture, and they are making me drool!!!

    1. Ha!! I know, the toffee is the best part! When you try them, make sure to tell me how much you love them – cause you will!!

  2. I have made them, and we freeze the marshmallows before we dip them, then they don’t start to melt when you did them!!

  3. thanks, for the delectable recipe
    Never heard of these before.
    It is surely a treat. Great pic too.

  4. Interesting!! My go-to is spoonfuls of peanut butter rolled in honey and Rice Krispies… this is an awesome alternative!

  5. These are my family’s favorite Christmas treat too! We only get them once a year when my grandma makes them so they are extra special. We pretty well fight over them!

  6. Made this with the kids this week and they thought it was lots of fun and they loved them!

  7. why is it when Im watching my weight I seem to only want to look at sweets? you should try a pecan cake mix follow box instructions as soon as its out of oven take the end of a wooden spoon poke holes all over it stuff holes with skor pieces and then scatter the rest on cake pour on holes a can of condensed milk cover with tin foil for about 10 min. so dang good.

  8. Is it bad that I don’t have any young children and I still want to make these? lol. Thanks for sharing. I love the ease of your recipes. And I have not been disappointed yet. Printing this one too.

  9. I had these last year at a Christmas due. They were amazing! I can’t wait to make them. I printed and will get the ingredients later today.

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