Chocolate Covered Marshmallows with a layer of caramel, just like my favorites from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  An easy, delicious no-bake treat!

A plate of chocolate covered marshmallows that have been double stacked on a candy stick.

On Main street in my hometown (shout-out to the beautiful Park City, Utah!) there’s a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory where I indulged on many treats growing up, including one my personal favorites, chocolate covered marshmallows. May sound a little boring but they are the tastiest little treat! They are no-bake and only take a few minutes to make.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Marshmallows:

  1. Place marshmallows on a stick. Any wooden type skewer or candy stick will work. Place them close together towards on end of the stick for easy dipping.
  2. Dip in caramel. You can melt a bag of caramel squares or Kraft caramel bits, or make a ½ batch of my homemade caramel. Place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until the caramel has set.
  3. Cover in melted chocolate. Use a spoon if needed, to spoon the melted chocolate all around, allowing the excess to drip off, then place on a lined sheet pan.
  4.  Allow chocolate to set. Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes.

Possible Recipe Variations:

  • Like a s’more: sandwiched the chocolate covered marshmallows between honey graham crackers. It’s like a no-cook s’more and it’s delicious!
  • No caramel: simply skip the caramel steps and dip the mallows in chocolate.
  • Add toppings: once you’ve dipped them in chocolate, allow the chocolate to set up for a few seconds and then gently press toppings onto the chocolate, like chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, etc.
  • Dip apples: Got leftover ingredients? Make caramel/chocolate apples!

Make ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make Ahead: Make them several days in advance and store them in a covered container at room temperature or in the refrigerator, depending on your climate.

To freeze: allow to cool and set up completely and place them in a freezer safe bag for 2-3 months. Thaw on counter before eating.

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Recipe

A plate of chocolate covered marshmallows that have been double stacked on a candy stick.
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
Refrigerate 45 mins
Total 20 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 35 regular size marshmallows , about 1 bag
  • 1 bag Caramel Bits, or squares , or homemade (½ the homemade batch)
  • 1 bag Ghirardelli baking chips (or Chocolate Melting Wafers)
  • 18 lollipop sticks

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Secure two marshmallows to each cake pop stick or straw. 
    Two marshmallows being stacked on a candy stick.
  • Melt caramel according to package instructions. Dip marshmallows in the caramel and swirl or use a spoon to help coat them on all sides. Allow excess caramel to drip off, and place on prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    Two process photos for dipping marshmallows in caramel, then placing on a baking tray.
  • Add chocolate chips or wafers to a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds, until smooth and melted. Dip caramel coated marshmallows in the chocolate. Use a spoon to help smooth chocolate all around. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, and return to parchment lined pan. 
    Large marshmallows on a stick being dipped in melted chocolate, then place on a lined sheet.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Notes

Recipe Variations:
  • Like a s’more: sandwiched the chocolate covered marshmallows between honey graham crackers. It’s like a no-cook s’more and it’s delicious!
  • No caramel: simply skip the caramel steps and dip the mallows in chocolate.
  • Add toppings: once you’ve dipped them in chocolate, allow the chocolate to set up for a few seconds and then gently press toppings onto the chocolate, like chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, etc.
  • Dip apples: Got leftover ingredients? Make caramel/chocolate apples!
Make Ahead Instructions: Make them several days in advance and store them in a covered container at room temperature or in the refrigerator, depending on your climate.
Freezing Instructions: allow to cool and set up completely and place them in a freezer safe bag for 2-3 months. Thaw on counter before eating.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 34mgSugar: 25gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 0.3mg

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I originally shared this recipe April 2017. Updated February 2021.

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  1. I really love this idea! Pinning to make for the grandkids . 🙂 (and the adult kids too)
    Thank you!

    1. In the recipe you’ll find a link to my homemade caramels that would work perfectly for this recipe. Here is the link as well :).

    2. It makes me sad to see rude remarks in the comments section. Do a Google search for another site if you do not appreciate! xoxo to all who found this fun recipe. Thank you, Lauren!

  2. 5 stars
    This was such a fun idea and turned into a very fun night for our family. We knew our kids would love them, but we didn’t know how much they would love making them. By the end, there wasn’t a marshmallow, drop of caramel or drop of chocolate left. This was something uniquely different and they were delicious!