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1 cup caramel bits  

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 cup nut topping  

3 tablespoons green, red and white mini nonpareils

16 large marshmallows

16 cream-filled pirouette-style cookies

 *Substitute 25 unwrapped caramel squares. **Substitute finely chopped peanuts.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line baking sheet with waxed paper; spray waxed paper with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine caramel bits, butter and half & half in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Keep warm.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine nuts and nonpareils in shallow dish or pie plate.

  4. STEP 4

    Cut small hole in 1 end of 1 marshmallow, using kitchen shears, cutting only half way into marshmallow.

  5. STEP 5

    Dip end of 1 cookie into caramel; shake off excess. Push dipped end of cookie into marshmallow; press to seal.

  6. STEP 6

    Spoon caramel over marshmallow; remove excess caramel.

  7. STEP 7

    Coat dipped marshmallow with nuts. Press nuts in with hands. Repeat with remaining cookies and marshmallows. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Let stand at room temperature until caramel is set; reshaping and pressing on caramel, if needed.

Tip #1

- If caramel thickens, add 1 teaspoon half & half. Reheat until melted.

Tip #2

- Wrap a “pair of drumsticks” together in plastic food wrap or cellophane bags; tie with ribbon.

Tip #3

- Nut topping can be found in the ice cream topping section of the supermarket.

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