When it comes to sweets and treats, we’ll fully admit that we’re the kind of adults who never grew out of our love and taste for very childlike snacks. If you ask us, the sweeter something is, the better it is! That’s probably why we’re still so incredibly fond of marshmallows. To be totally honest with you, we’ll eat just about anything if there’s a marshmallow in it! That’s why we’ve found ourselves compiling a list of DIY tutorials and recipes for interesting new marshmallow treat options to make for our family and friends, bookmarking the most unique things.
Just in case you adore marshmallows and marshmallow based desserts just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best and most deliciously unique looking flavour combinations that we’ve come across so far in our never-ending search for taste inspiration!
1. Healthy homemade marshmallow recipe
Of course, if you’re a really intense marshmallow lover like we are, you’re probably already completely familiar with the fact that homemade marshmallows are completely delicious. We’ll always have a special place in our heart for classic store bought marshmallows, of course, but there’s just something about the gooey textures of the homemade version that gets us every time! Check out one of our very favourite homemade marshmallow recipes on Wellness Mama.
2. Gin and tonic marshmallows
Believe it or not, there are actually all different kinds of homemade marshmallows that you can make! Depending on the ingredients, you might make your marshmallows taste a little differently or have a slightly fluffier or denser texture. For adults, these uniquely flavoured and awesomely spongey gin and tonic marshmallows outlined step by step on Recipes Made Easy are the perfect example of what we mean.
3. Homemade chocolate marshmallows
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about differently flavoured marshmallows but you were really hoping to come across a homemade recipe that tastes quite drastically different than the ones you’re used to? Well, chocolate lovers rejoice, because we’ve found the perfect recipe for you! Take a better look at Self Proclaimed Foodie so see how these deliciously sweet chocolate marshmallows were made.
4. Toasted marshmallow Golden Graham S’mores bars
Like most marshmallow lovers, we’re also crazy S’more fans. After all, what could be better than combining our favourite treat with other equally delicious treats? Classic S’mores are great if you have a camp fire around, of course, but here’s an awesome recipe for those times when you don’t so that you still get the flavour you love! Take a look at American Heritage Cooking to see how these toasted marshmallow Golden Graham S’more bars were made.
5. Maple bacon S’mores
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about S’more flavoured things because they are your favourite kind of marshmallow treat but you’re also always open to the idea of switching things up, even when it comes to your favourites? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Kitchen Konfidence made these super unique tasting maple bacon S’mores!
6. Mississippi mud brownies
As if brownies weren’t already a yummy enough snack on their own, imagine how incredibly pleased we were when we suddenly stumbled across this delicious recipe and tutorial that shows you how to make brownies with a marshmallow element to them! We’re obsessed with the idea of making these extra rich Mississippi mud brownies outlined step by step on Bev Cooks.
7. Chocolate marshmallow cookie sandwiches
Perhaps we caught your attention the best when we started talking about the idea of chocolate and marshmallow being in one place but you just haven’t quite seen the idea that’s really got you convinced yet? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Add A Pinch made these completely delicious (and very fun to make) chocolate marshmallow cookie sandwiches that give you gooey sweetness with each bite.
8. Caramel marshmallow popcorn
Despite our love for the classic squishy texture of marshmallows on their own, we’ll also fully admit that we’re huge fans of the way marshmallows taste when they’ve been melted down! You’ve probably tried the new texture we mean in the form of Rice Krispy squares, but there are other mouthwatering things you can make using similar techniques. This caramel marshmallow popcorn outlined step by step on Lil’ Luna is the perfect example of what we mean!
9. Easy red velvet fudge using mini marshmallows
Have we actually really piqued your attention now that we’ve started talking about the concept of making things that include marshmallows as an ingredient because you just can’t help thinking they improve just about everything? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Life’s Little Sweets used mini marshmallows to give this easy red velvet fudge the perfect texture!
10. Chocolate covered caramel marshmallows
Was the idea we’ve actually caught your interest with the best so far actually the one that mentioned marshmallows and caramel in one place, but you’d prefer something soft and sweet rather than a little bit crunchy and salty like you saw in the popcorn recipe? In that case, we think you might get along a little bit better with this chocolate covered caramel marshmallow recipe outlined step by simple step on Ashlee Marie!
11. Marshmallow fruit salad
Listen, we know that any recipe involving marshmallows doesn’t really sound like much of a “salad” in the usual sense of the word, but if you’ve never tried a fruit salad with marshmallows in it before then we’re very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! We’re huge fans of the way Mom Spark made their fruit salad with mini marshmallows, giving it interesting texture and a complementary sweetness it wouldn’t have otherwise.
12. Candied yams
Believe it or not, desserts and sweet treats aren’t the only things you can make with marshmallows. There are savoury meal dishes out there that use them for a bit of sweet flavouring as well! These delicious candied yams that have a toasted marshmallow layer on top are the perfect example of what we mean. See how this American Thanksgiving classic side dish is made in more detail on The Little GSP.
13. Homemade marshmallow ice cream
Sometimes we forget that ice cream really is the kind of treat that we can make for ourselves at home, so we’re always pleasantly surprised when homemade ice cream flavours pop up in our searches. Given how much we’ve gushed about marshmallows throughout the course of this list, we’re sure you can just imagine how excited we were, then, when we came across this decadent tasting homemade marshmallow ice cream recipe outlined step by step on 52 Kitchen Adventures!
14. Strawberry marshmallow jelly cake
Jelly cakes are another thing that we absolutely believe everyone simply must try at least once, especially when there are marshmallows involved! We’re pretty big fans of the way Simple Indulgence made this delicious strawberry marshmallow jelly cake with a yummy crumbled bottom and lots of flavour on top.
15. Peach and marshmallow dessert
Have we actually really caught your attention the best with this concept of mixing marshmallows and fruit in one place but you’re just not sure that any of the ideas we’ve shown you so far are actually really fruity enough for your tastes? Maybe you just haven’t seen a recipe that uses the kind of fruit you like best quite enough. Either way, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Vintage Frills made this classic peach and marshmallow dessert from a vintage 1960s recipe!