Millionaire Nuggets

There are just certain blogs that I love. The recipes are good, I enjoy their sense of humor and the recipes are good. Did I already mention that one? Monster Mama is one of those blogs for me. I just love what Mickey makes and has to say. So when I saw this recipe on her blog it was immediately put on my “to make” list. Unfortunately that list is super long and it’s take me awhile to get to them. Which was a shame after I tasted them and wondered “oh delicious balls of goodness, where have you been all my life?!” Seriously, they are THAT good!

Millionaire Nuggets

* 1 (14 oz.) bag caramels
* 3 Tbsp. water
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans (I omitted the nuts since I’m not a real nut person and added another 1/2 cup of Rice Krispies
* 1 cup Rice Krispies
* 3 cups milk chocolate chips
* 1 1/2 tsp. shortening

Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray (this is super important. These bad boys are sticky!)

In a medium saucepan combine caramels and water and cook over low heat. Stir until smooth.

Stir in the rice krispies and nut (if you chose).

Let it cook for a little while (around 20 minutes) and then drop “blops” onto the waxed paper.

Refrigerate them for about 10 minutes or so to harden them up.

Generously grease your hands. (Again, very important!) And roll into balls.

In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening. You can also use the chocolate candy coating that you would use to make candy. I like this better because it melts smoother.

Coat each ball with chocolate and place onto baking sheet.

Store in airtight containers.

And… because I can’t leave well enough alone… we thought they might taste pretty tasty with marshmallows in them also. So after adding the rice krispies and stirring, we added a couple of handfuls of miniature marshmallows. Holy cow! That’s about all I can say about that! The sky parted and I’m pretty sure I heard harp music in the background. Pure heaven!!!

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  1. Yikes, these look good! I think i might have to try them!!

  2. wow Erin, those look really good. I might have to give them a try!

  3. Oh man do these look good! My kids would go crazy for them. You are the queen of goodies:)

  4. You are what is GREAT about parents… I love that you spend time bonding with your children.

  5. I think these will end up on my must make list too!! Thanks for sharing!


  6. These look so good!

  7. Mmmm…yum yum yum…if i give you my address how fast can you ship them :):) hehe

  8. Lordy Lordy, now I have to try them with marshmallows 😀

  9. These have got to be the most delicious little balls of heaven ever to exist! And it is super sweet to have your kids involved!

    This is PERFECT for my new weekly linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!

    Oh – and I found you on What Allies Making Now!

  10. Yum, yum, YUM!! I am making these! And thanks goodness my kids are grown so I can have them all to myself! 😉

  11. Sounds wonderful. I swear I can already taste these.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday.

  12. I love Mickey’s blog too! And this recipe looks very special!
    So cute the picture of your daughter making the sweet balls!
    Have a nice weekend!

  13. Yummmm! So chocolatey and caramelly! I make these too but with butter instead of shortening. They taste totally delish!!!

  14. Wow. Those look amazing. All my favorites mixed together. Oh yum!!

  15. These look so good!!! I’ve tried a couple of your recipes so I can bet these are going to be “like a piece of heaven” in your mouth!!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Oh my goodness, those look delicious! I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing them.

  17. These look divine – can’t wait to try them!

  18. Oh yummy caramel goodness. This treat would so hit the spot.

  19. Those look fantastic! I am drooling right now!

  20. Found you through Kim’s Kandy Kreation link party and am loving your blog! Lots of great family/kid friendly ideas…and chocolate taboot! 🙂

  21. This is pure torture since I gave up all sweets among other things for lent this year. They sure look delicious!! I just love the fake bacon and eggs in your last post too – you are an awesome mom! 🙂

  22. These look so good! I was reading your about me and I so agree with you! I work at a Head Start (in Portland too by the way:) And it is so important to have activities that you enjoy doing to help you de-stress and take your mind off work! These candies look like a perfect destresser to me!

  23. Thanks for the great blog! I am a college counselor and mom of 1 with one on the way..I too like making things and look forward to trying all your yummies!

  24. Where have they been all MY life TOO! these look so evil and delicious! I can see why they are called “millionaires”, they sound so rich and wonderful. Totally up my alley!

  25. YUM! I can see why you added these to your “to make” list.

  26. These look great! It’s nice to have no-bake treats like this in your back pocket!

  27. Oh boy, I’d feel rich while eating these. I also think that if anyone sold these in stores, they’d make a fortune. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  28. You will laugh but I never heard of these types of treats until I played a game on Facebook. Then I saw your recipe and first thought was: “These are a real thing?”

  29. you had caramel and rice crispies. yummy.


  30. Oh my goodness those look amazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing these at Think Pink Sundays! 🙂 YUM!

  31. stop it! Those look ridiculously amazing!! I’ve bookmarked it!!

  32. Thanks again for linking up! These look so yummy I just has to feature them as a Crush of the Week! 🙂

  33. I am so making these! Thanks!

  34. Great idea substituting the Rice Krispies, especially for kiddos with nut allergies!

  35. Mmmm…these look just like my favorite candy bar which back in the olden days was called Caravelle, now the equivalent is 100 Grand. Thanks for sharing a homemade recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  36. These sounds ridiculously delicious! I’m going to have to go harass Sexy Nerd because of this – he finished off the last of our Rice Crispies for breakfast this morning! :p

  37. Holy cow, those look like a million bucks to me! I’d eat the whole batch. 🙂

  38. Justine Hefferin says:

    Good idea using the rice crispies!!