Let’s face it…you can’t have a cup of hot cocoa without marshmallows on top. It’s like the cherry on top of a sundae. Without it, there seems to be something less spectacular. However, marshmallows can be used for so much more than wonderfully adorning your cheery, warm mugs of cocoa this winter. Here are six other ways to utilize all those marshmallows you bought on sale.
1. Waffle topper
Using a Belgian waffle which you can either make yourself should you have a waffle iron or buy ready-made, load it up with chocolate spread like Nutella or even chocolate sundae sauce and then top with marshmallows. Drizzle with more chocolate and pop under your broiler for just a minute or two under your watchful eye so that the marshmallows brown. You are welcome.
Did you really think I would make a list of what to do with marshmallows and NOT put any s’mores on here? Puh-leaze. Seriously though, these will go most excellently with that cup of marshmallow-topped cocoa. Not keen on venturing out in the winter cold? You can make them in your oven or microwave, no problem. Want something more creative? Try out s’mores ice cream pops.
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3. Microwave cereal bars
Here is a great one to try with the kids when they insist on helping you in the kitchen. Grab 1 Ѕ cups of cereal of your choice, Ѕ cup of mini marshmallows, 3 tablespoons of butterscotch chips and 1 teaspoon of butter.
Combine them all in a microwave safe bowl that you should first spray with cooking spray. Microwave for 45 seconds, then mix everything together. While it is still warm, shape with your hands into little rectangles. Top with add-ons of your choice like sprinkles, chocolate chips, or any other bit of decadence you can think of. Even more marshmallows! Let them cool before eating, though.
4. Chocolate-dipped marshmallows
These are party-perfect any time of year, for holidays or birthday parties. Or anytime you have too many marshmallows. Skewer a marshmallow on a wooden stick, then dip the marshmallow into melted chocolate. Promptly dip into sprinkles and allow to set. Voila!
5. Keep brown sugar from clumping
This one is not a recipe but more of a handy trick. The next time you open up a new bag of brown sugar, toss in some marshmallows. They will keep it from clumping and getting hard. Brilliant!
6. Ice cream surprise
Ice cream cones are fun, until they leak everywhere out the bottom. This is especially true if you’re serving it to a small child. Now you can protect clothes and add a little extra sweetness. Before filling an ice cream cone with ice cream, tuck a marshmallow in at the bottom.It will keep leaks from happening and add an extra special bonus.
Marshmallows are not only for hot drinks. We can use them in tons of different ways; just get as creative as possible and let your taste buds decide where to put marshmallows next. How do you like to use your extra marshmallows? Let me know!