17 Dessert Recipes Made Using Marshmallows
These sweet treats can star in far more than just hot chocolate and s'mores, though they're delicious in those recipes, too.
A cup of hot chocolate isn't complete without a sprinkle of mini marshmallows on top. S'mores next to a campfire are only as good as the golden-brown finish of a toasted jumbo marshmallow on top. And no sandwich brings us back to childhood more than peanut butter and marshmallow creme between white bread. It's safe to say that marshmallows will always have a place in our heart, which is why we've come up with 17 different ways to make use of marshmallows and marshmallow-based products in dessert recipes.
Let's start by talking about the S'mores Milkshake that's pictured here. Hot fudge sauce is spread on the sides of a tall glass; next, the shake, which is made with chocolate ice cream, milk, toasted marshmallows, and crumbled graham crackers, is poured into the glass. The decadent treat is then finished with whipped cream, more marshmallows, and even more hot fudge. Can't get enough of campfire-inspired dessert recipe that uses marshmallows? Then make a batch of our S'mores Bars, which are made with chopped chocolate and broken graham cracker pieces. Or try our out-of-this-world S'mores Pie for another family-friendly dessert that will delight kids and adults alike.
One of the most classic ways to use marshmallows is in Rice Krispies-inspired bars. We share four variations of our Crispy Cereal Treats so there's one for you no matter your flavor preferences (fruity or chocolate or somewhere in between). One thing is consistent in all four recipes—melted marshmallows to bind the mixture together.
Grab a bag of mini (or jumbo) marshmallows and start baking these sweet-as-can-be dessert recipes featuring marshmallows.
Crispy Cereal Treats
The base of these sweet cereal bars calls for a 10-ounce bag of mini marshmallows, which helps to bind chocolate puffed rice cereal or flaked corn cereal with dried fruit, chopped chocolate, coconut flakes, nuts, and more.
Easy Fudge Bites
If the idea of making fudge from scratch intimidates you, try this simple approach, which calls for bittersweet chocolate, three cups of mini marshmallows, sugar, and whole milk.
This recipe combines two treats in one—Rice Krispies bars and S'mores—thanks to a combination of puffed rice cereal, miniature marshmallows, graham crackers, and chopped chocolate.
Sweet-Potato Custard Pie
Popcorn on the Cob
Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats
Toasted S'mores Pie
A simple pie with plenty of campfire flavor, this recipe starts with a graham cracker crust. The filling is made with a combination of melted chocolate, heavy cream, and mini marshmallows; refrigerate until set then top with broiled marshmallows.
Cowboy Cookie S'mores
Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
These black and white cupcakes are the ultimate nostalgic treat. The moist chocolate cupcakes are filled with marshmallow creme, then piped with even more of the cream for a topping.
All you need is four ingredients for this quick and easy dessert that uses marshmallows, whole almonds, chocolate, and mini broken pretzel sticks.
Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Hazelnuts and Marshmallow Swirl
Our indulgent ice cream cake features a homemade marshmallow swirl that is folded into chocolate ice cream along with crumbled chocolate cake and toasted hazelnuts.
No frosting necessary! These chocolate cupcakes are simply finished with a dusting of confectioners' sugar because they hold a sweet surprise. Peanut butter is combined with marshmallow creme for a light and airy mixture that is used to fill the baked cupcakes.
Think of this as an inside-out s'mores bar. Top homemade chocolate bark with coarsely chopped graham crackers and mini marshmallows, then refrigerate until firm.