No campfire needed: You can toast marshmallows over a stove or candle flame, or even in the oven (photo courtesy What’s Cooking America)




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November 2007
Updated March 2009

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Marshmallow Madness

Page 6: How To Toast Marshmallows Indoors


This is Page 6 of a six-page overview of marshmallows. Click on the black links below to visit other pages.


Toasting Marshmallows


Who needs a campfire—or even a fireplace? There are other ways to make a delicious toasted marshmallow!

  • Stove: If you have a gas stove, you can toast the marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown—about a minute, depending on how “toasty” you like it.
  • Candle: For more romantic toasting, use a candle—but not a scented one. A votive candle will work, and if you’re having guests, you can put a votive at each place setting.
  • Avoid toasting over Sterno: The marshmallow will smell and taste of it.
  • Fondue fork or skewers: A fondue fork is ideal for toasting because it has a protective handle, but impaling the marshmallow on the tip of a regular fork works, too. You can use skewers, as well; bamboo skewers will not heat up and are easier to hold. You’ll need to soak them first, though, so they won’t catch fire!
  • For best results, hold the marshmallow about two inches away from the flame and turn it continuously. This way, the marshmallow will melts from the inside out and brown evenly.

Part II: Taste Test


We hope you’ve enjoyed our marshmallow “overview.” If you’re hungry for a delicious artisan marshmallow, you’re ready to discover our favorite gourmet marshmallows Follow us to Part II.



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