If most marshmallows are “take it or leave it” to you; if you like artisan marshmallows; or if any marshmallow is a friend of yours; then we’d like to introduce you to Smashmallow (photo #1): commercially-distributed marshmallows in the artisan style.
These commercially-produced marshmallows have all the appeal of artisan marshmallows handmade by confectioners.
Just one piece is instant sweet-tooth satisfaction. Pluck one from the bag, or work it into a recipe (for example, photo #3—see the full list below).
Smashmallows are made with organic sugar and are all natural: no artificial ingredients, no GMOs. The flavors and colors (photo #2) are both delectable, in:
Crispy Cinnamon Churro
Meyer Lemon Chia Seed
Mint Chocolate Chip
Root Beer Float
Strawberries & Cream
Toasted Coconut Pineapple
Upcoming holiday flavors include Pumpkin Pie and Sugar Cookie.
The flavors have inclusions: bits of cookie dough, mini chips, shredded coconut, etc. And, the flavors are true flavors, not an “approximation,” for example, of what a root beer marshmallow should taste like.
Manufactured in Pennsylvania, Smashmallows can be found at Target stores and Whole Foods Markets, on Amazon, and via the company website.
These snacks are 80 calories per serving (one serving is four marshmallows), made with organic cane sugar and kosher gelatin. Marshmallows are a gluten-free food.
Want some wine with that marshmallow? Smashmallow founder John Sebastiani, of the California wine business, suggests:
Or, try your own favorite pairings; for example, Burgundy with a Cinnamon Churro Smashmallow.
TOASTING YOUR SMASHMALLOWS
Yes, they’re toastable. As opposed to many of us who like to catch the marshmallow on fire and make it extra toasty, even charred, you can preserve more of the lovely colors with the “low and slow” method:
Hold the marshmallow 18 inches from the flame and rotate it to a slight melt or a light toast.
 Look for Smashmallow at Target and Whole Foods Markets (all photos courtesy Smashmallow).
 From the bag: fun flavors, fun colors.
 One of the treats you can prepare with Smashmallows.
WAYS TO USE SMASHMALLOWS
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast: Smashmallows melt well on hot cereal, waffles and pancakes. Cinnamon Churro is great here.
Breakfast beverages: Hot chocolate is obvious; but for a special treat, try marshmallows in lattes or other coffee drinks (especially Espresso Bean).
Casseroles: Smashmallows make the best sweet potato and marshmallow casserole. Try Cinnamon Churro or Toasted Coconut Pineapple.
Salads: Add marshmallows, cut into quarters (use a kitchen scissors dipped briefly in water) to fruit salads, or to green salads that contain fruit. Flavors like Strawberries & Cream Toasted Coconut Pineapple work well here.
Cakes: Garnish a layer cake or cupcake.
Dessert topping: Fine marshmallows could be the new whipped cream. Pair Strawberries & Cream with chocolate cake. Cinnamon Churro is great with apple pie. You can warm it, or let the heat from the warmed pie melt it a bit.
Fondue dippers: for chocolate fondue.
Garnish: Almost any flavor tastes great atop a brownie or cupcake.
Petit fours: Serve a plate of assorted flavors with after-dinner coffee.
Pies: 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.
S’mores: Smashmallows make the best s’mores you can imagine. Venture out beyond graham crackers and try, for example, chocolate wafer cookies with Strawberry & Cream 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.
Sundaes: Substitute the maraschino cherry atop a sundae for a Smashmallow.
Yes, you can still embellish with whipped cream, caramel or chocolate sauce.
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