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Coconut Marshmallows
Both the Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Marshmallow Meltaways from Sweet & Sara were among the best we tasted in a field of dozens of brands—and they’re vegan, not made with gelatin like almost all the other marshmallows. Bravo!
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KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.

 

 

November 2007
Updated March 2009

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Marshmallow Madness

Page 5: Marshmallow Recipes ~ Serving Suggestions

 

This is Page 5 of a six-page overview of marshmallows. Click on the black links below to visit other pages.

 

Marshmallow Recipes ~ Serving Suggestions

THE NIBBLE Editorial Director is a huge fan of gourmet marshmallows. Here are some of the ways she likes to use them. TIP: If you need to cut marshmallows, use kitchen shears instead of a knife.

The photos in this section show different flavors of Plush Puffs.

Snacks

  • No embellishment is needed when snacking on a few marshmallows, but fine marshmallows go well with fresh fruit and fruit salads—especially the Coconut sold under the Dulces del Rocío label by Split Bean Coffee (see Part II for details).
  • Gourmet S'moresMake the best s’mores you can imagine. Venture out beyond graham crackers and try, for example, chocolate ice box cookies with strawberry marshmallows and a slab of white chocolate. We could write an article with our favorite variations, but pick your favorite ingredients—it’s that easy. (See the Indoors S’mores recipe below.)
  • Similarly, you can add marshmallows (in smaller pieces) to luncheon salads that contain fruit.
  • They melt well on hot cereal, waffles and pancakes. Match flavor to dish, as you Cappuccinowould in any other pairing. Try a cinnamon marshmallow here.
  • Make the best sweet potato and marshmallow casserole by upgrading your marshmallows.
  • Hot chocolate is obvious, but try marshmallows in lattes or other coffee drinks (an Plush Puff’s Kona Coffee marshmallow is shown here).

Desserts

  • Gourmet marshmallows could be the new whipped cream. Pair a strawberry Pumpkin Piemarshmallow with chocolate cake. That cinnamon marshmallow is great with apple pie. You can warm it, or let the heat from the warmed pie melt it a bet. Almost any flavor tastes great atop a brownie. Yes, you can still embellish with whipped cream, bittersweet chocolate sauce or caramel (but if you don’t make your own, choose a top brand like The King’s Cupboard or Robert Lambert Dessert Sauces).
  • You can make a pie topping from marshmallows. After you’ve baked your favorite custard, chocolate, or pumpkin pie, arrange gourmet marshmallows artistically on top. Bake the pie at 400°F for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the marshmallows are toasted.
  • Chocolate FondueUse these deluxe marshmallows as cupcake and sundae toppers.
  • Dip in chocolate or caramel fondue.
  • As petit fours—a plate of assorted artisan marshmallows is a light but elegant way to finish dinner.

 

 

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