19 Recipes That Start With a Bag of Marshmallows
A heavenly confectionery made from sugar, water, and gelatin, marshmallows are uniquely satisfying in their delicately sweet flavor and light, airy texture. Often found topping everything from hot chocolate to sweet potato casserole, these soft, fluffy candies can be used in a myriad of ways. Pick up an extra bag or two of 'mallows on your next grocery run and try your hand at some of these fresh and creative marshmallow recipes.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
The sugar cookie dough gets a double dose of chocolate from both melted chocolate chips and cocoa, as well as a pop of flavor from cinnamon and a touch of cayenne pepper. Add a broiled marshmallow on top and you’ll have a mug of hot chocolate in the form of a cookie.
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.
The Ultimate S’mores Cookie
Unicorn Snack Bars
These sweet unicorn treats are adorable enough to serve at a birthday party, but easy enough to throw together for after-school snacks during the week. Adding almonds and apple chips into the mix make these snack bars more substantial and flavorful than a plain rice cereal treat, but these ingredients are easily swapped to accommodate your favorite mix-ins or nut allergies. We added a touch of food coloring to give the bars a cheerful pink hue, but it’s A-OK to leave it out if you would prefer.
Red Velvet Santa Hat Meringues
Use a concentrated red food coloring gel (not liquid food coloring) for the brightest results. When baking the meringues, don't open the oven after turning it off; this will help them dry.
Cranberry Fluff Salad
While it might not be the best-looking dish on the holiday table, it will be incredibly popular. Super sweet and creamy, this dish will work just as well as a side as it will as a dessert. We guarantee there won't be leftovers.
Over the Moon Chocolate Pie
S'mores Cookie Cake
Marshmallow Popcorn Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Ingredients of the favorite campfire treat is morphed into a dreamy S'more Shake.
Peanut Butter Mississippi Mud Brownies
Sweet Potato Squares
Orange Dreamsicle Crispy Treats
This twist on classic Rice Krispie Treats features the cool and creamy citrus flavors of orange dreamsicle.
Lemon-White Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars
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.