Marshmallow Recipe Tips
What can homemade marshmallows be used for?
Homemade marshmallows are one of many great food gift ideas
—not only for the holiday season but for year-round giving. These marshmallows are delicious on their own but you can also drop them into a cup of homemade hot cocoa
or turn them into s'mores.
How do you store homemade marshmallows?
To keep homemade marshmallows fresh, place them in an airtight cookie storage container
, separating the layers with parchment or wax paper. Since marshmallows have a high sugar content, you don't want to refrigerate them. If you keep them in a cool, dry place, then they should last for about 3 to 4 weeks. You can also freeze them for up to 6 months.
How do I stop my marshmallows from getting sticky?
If you live in a humid area, you may find your marshmallows getting a little sticky after a few days. To prevent sticking, simply dust them with a little powdered sugar or cornstarch.
How do you rehydrate hard marshmallows?
While it's best to eat marshmallows while they're fresh, sometimes they do dry out a little. To revive them a bit, place a couple of slices of fresh bread in the same container as the marshmallows and seal it up. You can also try microwaving them for 5 to 10 seconds.
Can I melt these marshmallows for homemade Rice Krispies Treats?
While these marshmallows will melt if you heat them, we don't recommend using them for making Rice Krispies Treats
. Research contributed by James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary