Marshmallows are deliciously sweet and sticky. They are very hard to resist and, in my opinion, you shouldn’t have to resist them!
There is something for everyone in this list of marshmallow recipes so you should give some of these a go!
These recipes range from Thanksgiving and Christmas snacks and desserts to campfire treats! Read on for 31 creative marshmallow recipes!
1. Fudgy Marshmallow Cookies
This is like hot chocolate in a cookie. Some people find drinking hot chocolate can be difficult. They can only handle a few sips before it all becomes too much.
These fudgy mallow cookies are everything there is to love about hot chocolate all in one cookie. You will even add hot chocolate mix to your cookies.
These marshmallow cookies have quite a few ingredients and take a while to make, however, it is all completely worth it!
2. Marshmallow Brownies With Peanut Butter
I don’t see where you can go wrong with this one either. You’re adding marshmallow fluff and peanut butter to an already delicious brownie mix. Perfect!
These brownies are easy to make, taking only 15 minutes to prepare. With this delicious dessert, you won’t need to have any mixer, you will just have to use a whisk to mix together the ingredients.
These brownies are very aesthetically pleasing, as they have lots of swirls on top.
3. Microwave Marshmallow Treats
These treats are made with three simple ingredients: butter, marshmallows and cereal. The best cereal to use is crispy rice cereal.
These treats take minutes to prepare and make. It is a good idea to work quickly when you are making these because they can get very sticky. If this happens, they will stick to literally everything.
4. Easy Marshmallow Frosting
The homemade marshmallow frosting is great for cakes and cupcakes. It only requires a few ingredients. Butter, vanilla and powdered sugar are mixed with marshmallow fluff in this recipe to make this homemade marshmallow frosting.
This frosting is great when it is used to top vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. It works well on any cupcake! This frosting can also be used to make s’mores.
5. Marshmallow S’mores
These s’mores are delicious. They are perfect for eating around a campfire or having at home as a delicious snack.
S’mores are a favorite among the children, so watch out! They’ll be gone in seconds if children are around.
There are very few ingredients in this recipe and it is very quick and easy to make. You can’t go wrong with a classic s’more!
6. Easy Marshmallow Slice
Sometimes, you just want an easy and simple recipe to make a treat for all the family. This slice is sweet and simple and it can be made in a matter of minutes.
This easy marshmallow slice is made up of a few simple steps and it takes under 30 minutes to make.
You should allow this dish to sit overnight and you will have a sweet treat to share with your friends and family in no time.
There are some more complicated marshmallow slice recipes out there, but this one is for you if you just need a quick fix.
7. Nanna’s Marshmallow Slice
This marshmallow slice is a more complicated recipe that many people will remember from their childhood.
The base of this marshmallow slice is a light shortcake biscuit that is very easy to make.
It is a good idea to make the marshmallow on top of the shortcake a similar size to the shortcake section so that it looks in proportion.
Add some jam to the marshmallow slice if you’re a fan of jam. Adding jam can make the marshmallow slide off of the top, though, so don’t apply it too generously.
8. Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
These popcorn balls are very easy to make. They are similar to the rice cereal bars that are sold in all of the stores.
They are made of the great combination of marshmallows and popcorn which go so well together.
These popcorn balls will take around 30 minutes to make and this particular recipe, which requires only 4 ingredients, makes 8 popcorn balls.
9. Fantasy Fudge
This recipe for fantasy fudge is the original recipe for the fudge that everyone loves! This whole process will take around 1 hour and 15 minutes to make.
The walnuts are a great addition to this recipe, giving them an extra flavor on top of the marshmallows and chocolate chips.
What’s not to love when you have all of those flavors mixed together in the fudge?
10. Fruit Pizza With Marshmallow Fluff
This fruit pizza is a very creative marshmallow dessert. The base of the ‘pizza’ is made of a sugar cookie crust.
This is then topped with the marshmallow fluff that is spread on the pizza. This acts as a replacement for the tomato or BBQ base.
On top of this pizza, then, you will have some fruit toppings which act as the pizza topping. Arrange this fruit in a pattern so that it looks the part. Kiwi and mango slices are a great topping because they are colorful.
11. Coconut Marshmallow Cream Meringue Pie
This meringue pie is very rich and gooey. If you’re a fan of the coconut flavor, then this pie is for you!
This is quite a complicated recipe, but it is completely worth it. For an interesting and creative take on a meringue pie, you should try out this recipe!
This dessert is perfect for a dinner party because it serves a large number of people. You will be able to get 16 slices out of this pie.
12. Marshmallow Squares
If you like a rich marshmallow square, then this is the perfect recipe for you. This makes a large amount of squares. It can be cut up into around 36 different squares.
You should pour the marshmallow mixture over the shortcake. When you cool this mixture, make sure it is cooled until the gloss disappears. It should be cooled until it is solidified.
13. Rocky Road
This rocky road recipe is very easy to make. All you need to do is to melt the chocolate chips and stir in the marshmallows and peanuts.
Then prepare this rocky road in a dish and allow it to cool and harden. Cut it up into squares.
14. Marshmallow Cake
This is a very light cheesecake-type cake. It is a great way to finish off a meal as it is not too filling but it gives you the little bit of sweetness you crave after a meal.
This dish is very ebay to make, with a prep time of less than 15 minutes. However, you will need to make this dessert in advance as it will take 3 hours to set in the fridge.
This recipe does contain eggs that have not been cooked, it is recommended that if you are pregnant, you should avoid this dessert.
15. S’more Brownies
This is a great recipe for kids and adults alike! This recipe is very easy and kids should have no problem following it!
It just requires four very simple ingredients and can be whipped up in no time. Put these on a plate when you have guests over, and they will be gone in seconds.
Make sure you wait until the brownies have cooled off before you cut them up.
This is a great idea when it comes to roasting marshmallows. It is a slight variation on the classic idea.
However, you should be very careful when you are roasting the caramel sweets because the caramel can get very hot when it has been cooked on a campfire!
17. Sweet Potato Pie With Marshmallow Meringue Topping
This is a great recipe if you’re looking to feed a big group of people! It works very well as a thanksgiving recipe as it has the flavors of thanksgiving! It is a delicious pie with a meringue topping.
This pie will serve 8 people generously. It is a great way to finish off a successful thanksgiving because who doesn’t fancy something sweet after eating all of that food!
18. Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes
These chocolate cupcakes are delicious with their marshmallow topping. It is toasted for the delicious cooked marshmallow taste.
This is a great one to make with the kids, as well as for the kids! They love the sweet flavor, and the cupcakes are nice and simple to make.
There are quite a few ingredients required to make these cupcakes, but they are not difficult to make.
19. Coffee Ice Cream Fudge Cake
This creative marshmallow recipe is a mix between mud pie and s’mores! It will go down a treat with anyone who will eat it.
This dessert has a crumb crust, a coffee ice-cream center and it is topped with toasted marshmallows.
This recipe will take about 30 minutes to prepare, however, it needs around 8 hours of cooking/cooling time! Make sure you make this one the night before the event you need it for!
20. Marshmallow Apple Crisp
This is a fantastic recipe which is very different from the usual flavors used with marshmallows. Replace the chocolate, popcorn and nut flavors with apple!
The marshmallow topping on this recipe forms a golden brown crust that is similar to a cookie aesthetic. This really compliments the apples very well.
21. Rocky Road Squares
These rocky road squares are made using graham crackers. Flaked coconut is also used in this recipe which gives it a bit of a stand out flavor to other rocky road squares.
22. Hot Chocolate Cookies With Marshmallow Glaze
These cookies are great to bake at Christmas time (see also ‘35 Christmas Cookies You Need To Try‘). They are made using instant hot cocoa mix and so are actually hot chocolate flavored!
The marshmallow glaze gives it that extra bit of sweetness – just like having marshmallows in your hot chocolate!
This mix makes 32 cookies, so they should last over the Christmas season – what with all the other sweet things that you will be eating at this time of year!
23. Homemade Holiday Marshmallows
This recipe is great. Making this dish is great for the holidays and the whole family will love them. They also look great.
24. Sweet Potato Cupcakes With Marshmallow Frosting
These cupcakes are great for the fall. They are spiced and so they fit the season perfectly. They are a perfect marshmallow cupcake for a great dessert.
If you make the full amount in the recipe, you should store any of the cupcakes that are remaining in the fridge to keep them nice and fresh!
25. Southern Moon Pies
These Southern moon pies are a great recipe to make at home. With their delicious chocolate and marshmallow goodness, these pies are a perfect marshmallow recipe!
If you prefer, you can substitute the vanilla extract in the recipe for coconut or mint extract if you prefer these flavors. You could even add orange extract to make a chocolate orange taste.
26. Chocolate Ganache S’mores
This oven baked dessert is great to eat around the campfire. It is made up of graham crackers (see also ‘23 Amazing Graham Cracker Desserts You Need To Try‘), chocolate and marshmallows.
The ganache topping is delicious and the ground cinnamon adds a great flavor to the dish.
27. Peanut Mallow Bars
This recipe makes a great moist, cakey base. It is vanilla flavored, but you can always replace this flavoring with coconut.
The cake is coated with a layer of marshmallows that have been melted. This is then topped with a butterscotch peanut layer on top. This makes it deliciously flavored.
28. Mississippi Mud Cheesecake
This recipe mixes all of the flavors that you put in a Mississippi mud cake together and transforms them into a cheesecake instead.
Chocolate, marshmallows and pecans are put together to make this into a cheesecake. This crust is made with crushed animal crackers in this recipe, but you can use any type of crust you like with lots of different biscuits.
29. Peanut Chewies
This is a great recipe that is a combination of salty and sweet flavors. This recipe makes a lot of chewies and so you can keep some in the fridge for another day. These are great to put out as snacks when you have guests over.
30. Pumpkin Mousse
This is a very easy treat around the holidays. It is a great recipe where you pour your mousse into the chocolate shells purchased at the store. You can even add graham crackers for dipping.
It is a good idea to heat these ingredients in the microwave on a high frequency if you are short on time.
31. Dreamy Orange Cupcakes
These cupcakes mix together orange and vanilla flavoring to make a delicious snack or dessert! They create a very delicious childhood flavor and they make you feel young again!
These cupcakes have a sweet and delicious marshmallow topping and they are perfect for kids and adults alike. They don’t take very long to make.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can You Do With Marshmallows?
Marshmallows are very versatile and they have the power to transform simple ingredients into amazing treats for the whole family to enjoy!
Marshmallows act as a glue which sticks and joins together lots of different delicious ingredients that would not gel otherwise.
Of course, you can always eat some marshmallows straight out of the bag or put them on top of your hot chocolate and let them melt in!
When Did Marshmallows First Come Around?
Marshmallows were first introduced in America in the 1900’s. Marshmallows actually come from a plant.
It is an Althaea Officinalis. It grows mainly in Europe and Asia. This plant can grow up to six foot tall and it flowers in light pink.
It is a part of the mallow plant family and it grows in wet and marshy areas. This is where it gets its name from.
What Is Marshmallow Fluff Made From?
Marshmallow fluff is made from beaten egg whites, sugar and golden syrup. The marshmallow fluff is made from vanilla extract. We love marshmallow fluff because it works very well as a topping with cookies and pretzels.
Which Flavors Go Well With Marshmallows?
Lots of different flavors go well with marshmallows. Nut flavors, coconut and vanilla go very well and lots of these desserts contain these flavors. Popcorn also goes well alongside marshmallows.
Are Marshmallows Vegetarian?
In most cases, marshmallows are not suitable for vegetarians. This is because they are made with gelatin which is not vegetarian. Gelatin is a byproduct of meat and so it is made from collagen that is extracted from animal bones and skin.
If your marshmallows are made using this, then it is not vegetarian. You can get vegetarian marshmallows that are made from plant-based gels that take the place of gelatin.
These non-gelatin marshmallows also contain soy protein, corn syrup, vanilla extract and sugar. These marshmallows are not just vegetarian, but they are also suitable for vegans.
They have a slightly different texture to marshmallows that contain gelatin, and they sometimes do not work as well in recipes. However, they are definitely improving as time goes on!
Are Marshmallows Gluten Free?
Many marshmallow brands are gluten-free, however, not all of them are. This is in reference to US marshmallow brands.
Some marshmallows may have traces of gluten due to cross-contamination. People with mild gluten intolerance are able to eat marshmallow brands that may have traces of gluten in them.
Whereas, people with celiac disease. It is important to make sure that you check the labels to make sure that the marshmallows don’t contain anything that you may be allergic or intolerant to.
Well, after reading through this list of marshmallow recipes, you will never be short of marshmallow dessert ideas again! There is something in here for everyone, so give these recipes a try and see which ones you love!
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