Our Best Gooey Marshmallow Recipes
Ultimate Salty-Sweet Crispy Treats
What sets these next-level crispy bars apart from your average Rice Krispies Treat? Well, in addition to the traditional buttery-sweet marshmallow and rice cereal base, we mixed in kettle-cooked potato chips for added crunch and a salty kick, upped the decadence with chocolate-covered peanuts, and added another level of sweetness with toasty graham crackers. In other words, we do not use the word “ultimate” lightly. Enjoy these crispy rice treats for an extra-special snack or after-dinner indulgence.
S'mores Cookie Cake
This giant cookie is a sweet, indulgent treat that tastes like a traditional campfire s'more. The cookie base is soft and gooey when warm, but firms up after cooling. Bonus: Little kids will be spared a scorched marshmallow or burned fingers.
Copycat Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pies
Is this recipe an exact replica of Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pies? No. These are better. Rather than thin cakes, we went for oatmeal cookies that pack an almost peanut-butter-like flavor without any nuts. The crème filling completely nails what we love about the prepackaged pies, but takes things further with an almost airy, marshmallow-based consistency. If that doesn’t convince you, preparing these at home is just as quick (if not faster) than a grocery run.
Our Best Homemade Marshmallows
For smooth slices, dust your knife and the individual marshmallows in powdered sugar between each cut.
These sweet little pumpkin fudge squares feature canned pumpkin, white chocolate, and marshmallow creme.
Mississippi Mud Cupcakes
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
Marshmallows in the shape of hearts are the perfect sweet treat to celebrate Valentine's Day.
The Ultimate S’mores Cookie
These cookies taste just like a s'more, no campfire required. The graham crackers really come through in the cookie, while the melty chocolate melds with toasted marshmallow during the baking process.
Marshmallow Popcorn Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Reminiscent of classic popcorn balls, these salty-sweet treats make for awesome low-fat, lunch box-friendly snacking. Make a batch with the kids this weekend to enjoy throughout the week.
Rocky Road Chocolate Chia Pudding
Chia seeds give this no-cook dessert a silky, lightly chewy texture like tapioca pudding. The recipe comes from the outdoor cooking experts behind the blog Dirty Gourmet, dirtygourmet.com.
GEAR 2-qt. backpacking saucepan, Nalgene bottle (for measuring), spork, backpacking ladle, small grater (or small cutting board and knife)
Make your own fluffy, vanilla, sugary goodness this holiday season. These make a great gift, along with homemade hot chocolate mix. Cut the marshmallows into bigger squares for smores during the warmer months. Gelatin can be found on the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
Marshmallow Nut Chocolate Cake
Fudgy Marshmallow-Topped Brownies
Orange Dreamsicle Crispy Treats
From the Kitchen of Robin Wilson, simplysouthernbaking.com, Altamonte Springs, FL
"You can also use yellow and pink food coloring gel to make peach. Practice on a piece of wax paper, adding a little at a time to achieve your perfect shade. I serve these to family and friends, and there's never a square left."
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
This hand-held version of the classic cake is a yummy favorite for children of all ages--guaranteed to generate smiles.
Mississippi Mud S'Mores Pie
Gingered Sweet Potato Soup with Marshmallow and Peanut Topper
Enjoy the taste of sweet potato casserole in soup form by topping pureed sweet potatoes with unsalted peanuts and mini marshmallows.
Double Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes
Fluffy Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
A fluffy buttercream that is perfect for frosting cupcakes and is super fluffy and airy This frosting only takes a few minutes of your time to make.
Sweet Potato Sandwich Cookies
Sweet Potato-Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies encompass all the flavors of the holiday season. These creamy, buttery cookies make well-received gifts, too.
Molten Marshmallow-Chocolate Cakes
Thirteen-year-old Joe Kozal was impressed by a molten chocolate cake in a restaurant but thought he could do better. Instead of chocolate, Joe's cakes ooze melted marshmallow.
Edible Marshmallow Paint
This creamy finger paint is cute and so easy the kids can make it themselves. You can get several batches out of one bag of marshmallows, too, so it’s much cheaper than any finger paint you’d find in a store. If things get messy during art time, all you have to do is lick your fingers. The stickiness hangs around, so don’t use this for anything you’d like to keep for more than a day or two.
Rocky Road Popcorn Balls
Guess what? This is a whole-grain dessert. To keep the stickiness at bay, wear latex gloves coated with cooking spray as you shape the popcorn balls.
Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie
This deceptively rich dessert offers a refreshing minty contrast to a grilled dinner.
Mississippi Mud Brownies
These Mississippi Mud Brownies are rich, chocolaty, and drizzled in peanut butter! What more could you want in a brownie?
Coconut Layer Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
Swirls of rich, fluffy marshmallow frosting and flakes of toasted coconut are the crowning glory of this luscious layer cake. Did we mention it's completely gluten-free?
Mississippi Mud Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Mississippi Mud, a traditional Southern sheet cake filled with marshmallows and topped with decadent chocolate frosting gets a makeover in this skillet cookie dessert. Traditional Mud cakes sometimes add pecans, which would also make a great addition here for an added crunch throughout the warm, gooey center. Serve with a scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert indulgence.