What to make with Marshmallows: 68 best recipes

Find out what to make with marshmallows using this collection of 68 delicious recipes. You’ll find desserts, salads, and even a couple of side dish recipes. Perfect for stocking up or using up. These marshmallow recipes are perfect for finding your new favorite.

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Marshmallow Recipes

Marshmallows are a pantry item that is fun to keep in stock. They are sweet and versatile. Who can resist charred sweet marshmallows with melted chocolate squeezed between two crackers?

But what else can you make with them besides roasting them over a campfire or topping off your cup of hot chocolate?

These marshmallow recipes are perfect for finding a new sweet dish that your whole family will enjoy. Whether you have a whole bag of mini marshmallows or a few large ones, there is a recipe for you.

This list of recipes has a wide variety of dishes. From the classic sweet treats like rice Krispie treats or chocolate chip cookies to delicious pies and chocolate bars. There is something for everyone!

What are marshmallows?

Marshmallows are basically light and fluffy balls of sugar. They are made with sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and water. It’s whipped at a very high speed to force the air into the sugar and create the puffs we love.

Before you ask…yes! You can make homemade marshmallows. You can purchase marshmallows in various sizes, colors,and even a fun shape or two

How long will marshmallows stay fresh?

An unopened bag of marshmallows will stay good inside your pantry for about 2-6 months.

Once you open the bag, they will last for about a week before becoming stale. Several people swear by placing a piece of white bread in the bag to keep them fresh longer.

Can we keep marshmallows in the fridge?

You can, but they will not last as long and they may clump up.

Can you freeze marshmallows?

Absolutely! Store the marshmallows in a freezer bag or airtight container. Make sure you don’t stuff too many or they may flatten.

Frozen marshmallows will last for about 4 months.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

This collection of great recipes includes:

  • Salads
  • Dessert Recipes
  • Side Dishes

Each of these easy recipes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many marshmallows you will need and what type. (if the recipe specifies)
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

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Recipes to use up marshmallows

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Ingredients that work well with marshmallows

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • chocolate chips
  • dark chocolate
  • peanut butter chips
  • rice krispies
  • graham crackers
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese
  • fresh strawberries
  • sweet potatoes

Recipes using marshmallows

Our goal is to help you find a recipe with the ingredients you already have.

Each of these marshmallow ideas will give you some important information so that you can pick the best dish for your needs.

Check out the creator that published each recipe to use their tips and get the full instructions.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

Which marshmallow dish are you looking forward to trying first?

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