5 Ideas for Marshmallow Desserts

A dessert is usually something that is very hard to resist, even more so if it has marshmallows as the main ingredient. These spongy treats are versatile when it comes to making pastries and sweets. They are ideal for making a quick treat in the afternoon or for inviting your friends to taste a new snack that will surprise them.

5 Minute Crafts will show you some recipes that you can use to create delicious desserts using marshmallows.

1. Cookie and marshmallow sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 6 large cookies (they can be oatmeal or butter)
  • 3 large marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp of chocolate-hazelnut spread (or dulce de leche)

Preparation

  1. Place the marshmallows on a wooden skewer.

  2. Grill them above the opening of a lit toaster or on the stove burner, just make sure they are over a low and indirect heat source so as not to burn them. Rotate them so that you cook the entire surface.

  3. Spread chocolate-hazelnut cream or dulce de leche on the cookies, whichever you prefer. Then, make a sandwich by “trapping” a roasted marshmallow between 2 cookies.

2. Puffed rice and marshmallow bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp of red food coloring
  • 1 tsp of green food coloring
  • 2-3 cups of puffed rice
  • Raisins or chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and pour in the green food coloring.
  2. Stir well until a semi-liquid consistency is obtained. Pour in the puffed rice and mix. Repeat the first point using the red food coloring, then stir in the puffed rice.
  3. Once all the green ingredients have been mixed together properly, put them in a removable mold. Before adding them, put another smaller circular mold inside the larger mold to create a thin layer.
  4. Place the red mixture in the center and then remove the molds. Flatten it out to fill the space.
  5. Decorate the dessert with some raisins, or you can use chocolate chips. Cut into triangles to give it the appearance of sliced watermelon.

3. Stuffed marshmallow balls

Ingredients:

  • 20-30 mini marshmallows

  • 9 ounces (250 grams) of puff pastry dough

  • 3 ounces (75 grams) of cocoa powder

Preparation

  1. Cut the dough into medium-sized circles. Place some mini marshmallows inside. Form a little ball with your hands.

  2. Place the filled balls in a plastic Ziploc bag.

  3. Pour the cocoa over them. Close the bag and mix until the powder has adhered to all the balls.

  4. Place them in a silicone mold and bake them in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 15 minutes.

  5. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before eating.

4. Edible roses for decoration

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of marshmallows (about 1 cup)

  • 5 ounces (150 grams) of powdered sugar (approximately ¾ cup)

  • 1 tsp of red food coloring

Preparation

  1. Place the marshmallows in a deep glass bowl with a splash of water. Microwave them for 1 minute. Then, sprinkle the powdered sugar over them. Stir until you obtain a doughy consistency, without lumps.

  2. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Then remove the contents from the bowl and place them on a floured flat surface. Pour the red coloring over the dough. Mix with your hands until the color is evenly incorporated.

  3. Flatten the dough for a few minutes, until a thin layer is formed.

  4. With the help of a round cutter, make several cuts on the dough. You can cut 2 or 3 different sizes.

  5. Place the cut dough on top of each other. Fold them with a little water between each fold. Roll them up delicately.

  6. Separate the leaves with your fingers, so that it looks like an open rose. You can use them to decorate cupcakes, ice cream, or candies.

5. Marshmallow jelly

Ingredients:

  • 16 fluid ounces (½ liter) of milk
  • 8-10 large marshmallows
  • 2 eggs
  • Dulce de leche
  • Fruits of your choice (for garnish)

Preparation.

  1. In a half-filled milk container, place the marshmallows and eggs.
  2. Close the container and whip it vigorously. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Gently place it on a plate.
  4. Garnish with dulce de leche or chocolate syrup and fruit of your choice.
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