Sweet, spongy, chewy, fluffy, melty marshmallows are a guilty pleasure from childhood that a lot of us just can’t quit when we become so-called adults. That gastronomical delight combining ooey-gooey marshmallow with luxurious chocolate. If you don’t care for marshmallows in any form, please feel free to look away. But for the rest of you here are a dozen fun ways to indulge in marshmallow madness.
Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
Just a bit more elevated than simply stuffing marshmallows right from the bag into your mouth, these chocolate-dipped marshmallows make easy party treats. You can customize them for any occasion by changing up the color of the coatings and sprinkles. They’re especially festive skewered on lollipop sticks.
Three ingredients are all you’ll need for this classic snack. And talk about versatile: There’s no end to the shapes you can mold it into or the colors and flavors you can add. You can even get all sophisticated, like with these Brown Butter Salted Rice Krispies Treats (there’s a splash of bourbon in that recipe, too!).
Molasses Cookies with Boiled Marshmallow Frosting
An outer layer of cinnamon, ginger, and molasses-flavored cookies filled with marshmallow frosting, these sweet treats may sound complicated, but they only take about 25 minutes to make.
Toffee Marshmallow Pie
It’s a pie filled with marshmallows and toffee, and drizzled with chocolate. Definitely worth making if just for the sheer joy of melting all those marshmallows. Elegant and simple, this desert will look like hard work, but it is just as simple as it can be. Great for a summer indulgence.
Rocky Road Pudding Pops
Could you imagine getting this stack of awesome served to you? Your mouth would fall open and water. This is definitely a good way to spoil some guests and serve up a taste of home. Though they haven’t been made in almost 20 years, people are still peeved about the demise of the pudding pop. Right the wrongs of history by making your own delicious pudding pops (with marshmallows, of course) at home.
What’s a Mallomar, you ask? Basically, a single bite of all-out dessert perfection (or, to put more plainly, in this version, it’s a homemade graham cracker topped with a homemade marshmallow that’s been dipped in chocolate. This creamy chocolate and marshmallow is the perfect addition to your backyard party spread.
Marshmallows make any snack or dessert a party that you can make any time. Some are so delightfully easy, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it already. Some are so simple, you’ll want to do them before the day is done. You’ll be eager to impress your family or friends at your next get together. Just remember, any time can be marshmallow time.