TWD: When life gives you marshmallows....


Well, what do you think you do with them?

When Judy, of Judy Gross Eats, said marshmallows, I did a little woop! Homemade marshmallows have been on my to do list for this year, and this was just the little push I needed. Plus I could mess with the flavors of a basic marshmallow (which I didn't actually do much of!)

These come together very quickly, or as quickly as sugar and water can get to 265F, so about 10 minutes. Sure, they aren't exactly pretty and smooth the way a store bought marshmallow is, but they are so much fresher and tastier that they are worth the minimum 3 hours of setting time!

Plain, yes, they were good, but why leave them plain when you can play with different variations? Hot chocolate, yes, but of course I had to make s'mores with them! (And it turns out I did not like either of the types of milk chocolate I had in the house for these.)

And last but not least, Rice Krispie squares! Think my rice krispies were stale though, which wouldn't surprise me based on the way my children like to close cereal boxes. Kinda takes away from the gooey vanilla-ness of the marshmallows when your krispies won't krispie, but the kids will eat them anyways.

Last night I decided to make chocolate ones as well, which we haven't really gotten to yet. I tried a bit, they are soft and marshmallowy and chocolaty, so that means the are good!

Many thanks to Judy for a good choice for last week!

Next week we are making that carrot cake that my dentist office liked so much. Do I hope they aren't reading right now so I don't have to share it with them?

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

A marshmallow smorgasbord! Wish I'd kept a few for s'mores ... Yummy ideas.

Engineer Baker said...

I love that you did so many things with them! Not that they aren't good all by themselves... :)

Dolores said...

Great minds think alike. My marshmallows are setting now, and I picked up a box of Rice Krispies over the weekend, planning to make treats with them. Yum!

Peabody said...

I didn't have rice kripsy's or I would have totally made those...yum!

chelley325 said...

Yours look wonderful and I love everything you did with them!

Sara said...

Fun! I've always wanted to try to make marshmallows.

Natalie said...

Mmmm... the s'mores look fantastic! Great job on these!

LyB said...

Very nice, good for you! The chocolate ones look delicious!

Shari said...

Your kids must be in heaven - hot chocolate, rice krispie treats 2 ways, and smores! You're ambitious.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'd give my left arm for a rice krispie treat, stale or not!

Di said...

Ooh, I hadn't really thought about rice krispie treats. Those would be good with my chocolate marshmallows. =) All of your creations look great!

Donna said...

Yummy ideas for the next time!
Good job!

Sharon said...

Love that you did so many things with them~

Brilynn said...

I haven't had rice krispie treats in ages! Those look great! And mmmm smores!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i think rice krispies treats are headed my way, too. 1 lb of marshmallows is a lot!!

Zakia / The Frosted Bake Shop said...

wow, i didnt even think to use them in other things. just ate them plain. they look good.

Lina said...

so many marshmallows, so little time!

Judy said...

Oh, those s'mores look so good! Lots of choices for those marshmallows.

CB said...

Look at you...? making smores, rice krispies and chocolate marshies! Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Chez US said...

Our chocolate ones where gooey but OH so yummy! Very rich - sinful!