When it comes to fun treats you can’t get much better than sweet and salty caramel and peanuts. My husband loves sweet gooey caramels and we always have a bag or two running around the house. When we had some leftover marshmallows I decided we should play with them a little. These caramel peanut marshmallow pops where born.
These are like marshmallows coated in Payday candy bars. They make a fun caramel peanut treat to pull out for parties or a great alternative to making homemade peanut butter when you find peanuts on sale. I love fun treats like this that can be pulled together without adding a bunch of artificial dyes for the kids. They are so fun with their good sticky sweetness that the kids don’t care if they don’t have a bright rainbow of colors.
How to make caramel peanut marshmallow pops
- 24 regular-size marshmallows
- 1 (11 ounce) bag caramel candy, unwrapped
- 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
Press four marshmallows onto a straw or treat stick with a twisting motion. Lay on waxed paper to avoid sticking to your tray.
Add caramel and whipping cream to a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the caramel in the microwave according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy.
Pour caramel over the marshmallows, coating completely and allowing the excess to run back into the bowl.
Roll the coated marshmallows in chopped peanuts, covering as much as you can. Place marshmallow pop on waxed paper until set. for faster setting place in the freezer for a few minutes.
Allow the marshmallows to rest on waxed paper until set before packaging or serving. Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.