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Horse Turds AKA Caramel Marshmallow Balls

by Wendy Rusch
(Trego, WI, USA)

Caramel Marshmallow Balls (aka Horse Turds)

Caramel Marshmallow Balls (aka Horse Turds)

I only knew these as Horse Turds, that's what we called them, its what we were told growing up. I remember as a child, not knowing if I dare tell people we had cookies called horse turds, then as we grew up, it soon became a joke amongst all of us relatives.

Every year, someone called Grandma to request Horse Turds on the goodie tray at Christmas time!

Then they called my Mom…now it's me! Even my Mom calls me to ask if I made any Horse Turds! - lol

A silly simple cookie that is super YUMMY!

Caramel Marshmallow Balls Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 10 cups rice krispies, or a little more
  • 2 packages large marshmallows, you probably won't use them all
  • 2 14-ounce packages of caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened

Directions:
Lay wax paper over counter tops or table.

Place rice krispies into a large bowl, set next to wax paper.

Open marshmallows and have handy near wax paper.

In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt together caramels, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Cook and stir until caramels are melted and the mixture is smooth.

Place pan near wax paper on a hot pad.

Have 2 forks, one to stab the marshmallow and one to help remove it from the other fork.

Dip marshmallow into caramel, then roll in rice krispies, then set on wax paper.

Continue until all caramel is gone. If caramel starts to harden, you can return to stovetop to melt again.

Allow to set up or dry at room temperature.

Serve at room temperature.

Store in air tight containers in refrigerator or freezer.

Can be left out all day on a goodie tray with no problems.

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Jan 05, 2013
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yummy
by: Anonymous

Hi ,Thanks for sharing this recipe ,here I am in ireland ,hope to make some for 6th 'Little Christmas' as we call the Ephany last day of Christmas here in the Old emerald Isle.
I think they will be a big hit with all the family Dolores

Jan 04, 2013
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Thanks
by: Wendy Rusch

Guess it helps when you add a THANK YOU...to put your name down too... lol Thank You Everyone for your wonderful comments!!! :o)

Jan 03, 2013
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Yummy!
by: Michelle W

Looks so yummy! Can't wait to try the recipe!

Jan 03, 2013
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Awesome Cookies Plus Cute Name
by: Anonymous

Cookies Look and Sound So YUMMY !! Love these Cookies :-)

Jan 03, 2013
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Looks yum!
by: Kadija

Fun name!

Jan 03, 2013
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You're doing great!!
by: Rebecka

The name is just too much fun!

Jan 03, 2013
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Thank You
by: Anonymous

A Big Thank You to Everyone for your comments and ratings! :o)

Jan 03, 2013
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Horse Turds AKA Caramel Marshmallow Balls
by: Donna Bardocz

Love the funny story and family name! Recipe sounds great!

Jan 02, 2013
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Looks great!
by: Jasmin

Funny name and story -- these look super good!

Jan 02, 2013
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Delicious
by: Jeanette Nelson

Amazing

Jan 02, 2013
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Love the name!!
by: Debbie R.

And the recipe sounds yummy!!!

Jan 02, 2013
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Awesome
by: Rebecka

Sounds like a delicious recipe!

Jan 02, 2013
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Kudos!
by: ally

Again, you have a slam dunk!

Jan 02, 2013
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RECIPE
by: Anonymous

this sounds absolutely fabulous for a treat!!

Jan 02, 2013
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Delicious & Love the Name --lol
by: BrendaW.

Looks and Sounds Delicious!! Love the Combination of Falvors...YUM :)

Jan 02, 2013
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they look delcious....
by: Laurie

In spite of the name! Nicely done!

Jan 02, 2013
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A Must try!!!!
by: Anonymous

Sounds easy and delicious! I'll have to make them!!!!

Jan 01, 2013
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Hilarious Horse Turds
by: Melinda (Kitchen Tested)

I am obsessed with the name of this recipe and it looks so delicious.

Jan 01, 2013
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sounds wondeful
by: Anonymous

good stuff

Jan 01, 2013
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now that's a mouthful:0)
by: lori m

Delicious looking cookie with a litte fun built right in !

Jan 01, 2013
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now that's a mouthful:0)
by: lori m

Delicious looking cookie with a litte fun built right in !

Jan 01, 2013
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Yummy!!!
by: Linda B

They look yummy!!

Jan 01, 2013
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Looks delicious!!
by: Anonymous

Looks so ooey gooey good!

Jan 01, 2013
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Looks delicious!!
by: Anonymous

Looks so good!!!!!!!! Gotta try 'em!!

Jan 01, 2013
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woww
by: Daniela C.

Wendy, I love it , look so cute!! good luck !!

Jan 01, 2013
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Oohh Lala!
by: Kathy S.

These sound great, but I think I won't call them Horse Turds or I will never get anyone to try them...LOL.

Thanks for this recipe, I am trying this one soon. Yum!

Jan 01, 2013
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YUMMO~
by: Annette W.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that name. These sound deliciously rich and sinful. Everything a girl wants in a sweet treat!

Dec 31, 2012
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How Fun
by: Anonymous

What a fun recipe!

Dec 31, 2012
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Hee-Ha!
by: Juliana P.

These sound so funny but I bet they are so yummy unlike their name. He- haw, now we need some Donkey Turds, ha!

Dec 31, 2012
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Horse Turds
by: simplyElicious

Sounds awesome!

Dec 31, 2012
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Horse Turds AKA Marshmallow Balls
by: Sarah Lewis

It's a funny name but I bet it tasted really good!

Dec 31, 2012
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Cute Memory
by: Cynthia Martinez

I just love the name. When I was in early gradeschool we had horses and so did all the neighbors so I think this is precious. I love these type of goodies. Plus it sounds very tasty

Dec 31, 2012
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Horse Turds AKA Marshmallow Balls
by: Sarah Lewis

It's a funny name but the recipe is so easy and sounds yummy!

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