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.
New York City pastry chef Clarice Lam, who owns door-to-door bakery The Baking Bean, puts a nostalgic spin on a classic campfire recipe. These peanut butter and jelly s'mores are sure to satisfy your most intense comfort food cravings.
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
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.
It doesn't get more Southern than frogeye salad, which can't help but make eaters reminisce about church potlucks or childhood dinners spent at a grandparent's house.
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.
Your little human monsters will love decorating brownies with chocolate, marshmallows, and M&M's to make these sweet treats. For the base, we doubled the recipe for Dark Chocolate Brownies, baking it in a 9- by 13-in. pan and omitting the glaze. Thin, flat chocolate bars work best for the faces.
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.
This mile-high chocolate pie is inspired by a Southern classic: the MoonPie. With a graham cracker crust, a Tennessee whiskey-chocolate filling, and marshmallowy meringue, this pie is sure to impress.
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.
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.
Ingredients of the favorite campfire treat is morphed into a dreamy S'more Shake.
Peanut Butter Mississippi Mud Brownies
These Mississippi Mud Brownies are rich, chocolaty, and drizzled in peanut butter! What more could you want in a brownie?
Sweet Potato Squares
These autumnal dessert bars combine the elements of the classic, marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole into a gooey and glorious blondie. (After all, sweet potato casserole kind of belongs on the dessert table anyway.)
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
Grated lemon rind and premium white chocolate elevate the favorite childhood treat of crispy rice cereal bars into Lemon-White Chocolate Chewy Crispy Bars. These treats will have adults asking for more.
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.
Extreme Hot Chocolate
Made with bittersweet and semisweet chocolate, you'll want to keep Extreme Hot Chocolate simmering in your slow cooker to warm up on those blustery winter days.