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Homemade Marshmallows: A Fluffier, Sweeter, and Better Melting Bite

gingerbread marshmallows supergolden bakes

Photo: Lucy/Supergolden Bakes

Gooey, sweet, melty- marshmallows- the perfect sweet bite. Whether enjoying them in hot cocoa during the winter or in s’mores on a warm summer evening, they make the best melty and messy bite.

If you’re a fan of these sweet  squares but not a fan of the processed packaged ones you get in the store, then you’re in for a treat! Here on Cookbook Create, we are sharing a how-to for making your own marshmallows. While the process seems a bit tedious, these homemade treats are easy to make and the payoff is even greater. A recipe from scratch allows these sweet treats to take on different flavors (if wanted) and make decadent additions to desserts or drinks. Homemade marshmallows are fluffier, sweeter, and melt even better than those purchased from the store.

Drooling yet? Then keep reading for out how-to from some amazing bloggers and delicious recipes!


Gingerbread Marshmallows

Lucy from Supergolden Bakes has a delicious recipe for a spiced and fluffy bite! Creating fluffy mallow bites infused with molasses and dark rum make for a great treat. Lucy goes a step further and coats these babies with a combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and finely grated chocolate. These spiced up treats and perfect for a little indulgence.

Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Can’t get enough of coconut desserts? Then this recipe from Jennifer of Seasons and Suppers is just the tropical thing to make. Rolling her fluffy white bites in toasted coconut elevates the flavor of this treat. By toasting the coconut the natural oils are released and enhance the flavor- plus it gets a little extra crunch. Yum!

butterscotch swirled marshmallows the flavor bender

Photo: Dini/The Flavor Bender

Butterscotch Swirled Marshmallows

Dini of The Flavor Bender not only has the perfect topping for hot chocolate, she shares a recipe for a red velvet hot chocolate, which takes her recipe, and the favorite winter drink, to a whole other level. Her little white pillows are made with a butterscotch toffee sauce swirled into the base and then finished off with a chocolate bite pressed into the middle. Filled with sweet surprises, this decadent treat will bring a smile to your face.

homemade marshmallows ashlee marie

Photo: Ashlee/Ashlee Marie

Homemade Marshmallows

Ashlee of the blog Ashlee Marie has a simple, yet delicious recipe to make these perfect homemade sweets. Her easy to follow step-by-step instructions are simple to follow and will make you family say, “WOW.” Check out her easy recipe to elevate your homemade hot cocoa!


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  • Reply Ashlee Marie February 11, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks for including my marshmallow recipe! can’t wait to try some of these others!

    • Reply Hannah Bertiger February 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing it Ashlee! We loved it!

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