It is camping season again. What is on the kids’ minds? Marshmallows! Extra large, regular sized and mini marshmallows, it doesn’t matter … they just want to eat some of the sticky goodness.
Try some of these marshmallow recipes and bring the campfire indoors.
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake (celebrations.com)
Ice cream and roasted marshmallows – the perfect blend. The kids will love it!
1 bag of regular sized marshmallows
1 cup of milk
1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream
Wooden skewers, soaked in water to prevent them from burning
Begin by roasting the marshmallows.
Add the milk and ice cream to the blender along with some of the roasted marshmallows.
Make sure to leave some marshmallows for garnish.
Pour the milkshake into your favorite glass and garnish with a toasted marshmallow.
Sip and enjoy!
Makes two milkshakes
S’mores Cookies (celebrations.com)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows
8 snack-size Hershey bars divided into 4 segments
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
With electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, graham cracker crumbs, salt, and baking soda together.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop and round about 2 tablespoons of dough and then drop onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 8 minutes and then remove from the oven and press five mini marshmallows on the top of each cookie in the shape of a star.
Press a segment of the chocolate bar in the center of each marshmallow star, and then return cookies to the oven to bake for about 2 more minutes.
Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
Marshmallow Frosting (cooks.com)
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2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 tbsp. water
6 large marshmallows, quartered
1 tsp. pure vanilla (or other flavorings - see below)
1/4 tsp. cream or tartar or Bakewell Cream
In the top of a double boiler, over boiling water, combine 2 egg whites, unbeaten, sugar, water, and quartered marshmallows.
Cook over rapidly boiling water, beating for about 10 minutes or until mixture stands in peaks.
Remove the top of the double boiler from heat and stir in vanilla extract and cream of tartar.
Beat for another 5 minutes, or until thick and of good spreading consistency.
Marshmallow Sundae Topping (fratcook.com)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
2 ½ tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 (16 ounce) package chopped marshmallows
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and milk.
Place over low heat, and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a boil, then simmer 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in the top of a double boiler, melt the marshmallows with the water.
When melted, stir into hot syrup mixture until no streaks remain.
Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.