While writing Marshmallow Malice, the fifth novel in the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries, I was surprised at how many ways that marshmallow could be used. More surprising not all of those ways are to eat them. Most are, of course, but I was surprised to learn that marshmallow could be used in both edible and non-edible ways. I’ve compiled a list of my favorites. However, I am certain that Bailey King and the rest of the ladies at Swissmen Sweets would only like to see marshmallow be used in candy and sweets. Enjoy!
- Make Fondant. Fondant is the icing of choice when it comes to fancy wedding cakes like the one that is found in Marshmallow Malice. For the cake in the novel, Bailey makes her very own fondant from melted marshmallows. Personally, I would not go so far as to do that when you can buy fondant already made, but then again, I would buy the cake already made too. I’m not the chocolatier that Bailey is.
- Marshmallow Animals. Do a quick search online for just about any animals, and the Internet will be happy to tell you how to construct any creature from marshmallows and toothpicks. You can make them edible by using other candies for their features and details. And it seems some people like to keep them forever, so in that case, the sky is the limit for decorations. Easy craft for kids’ parties.
- Marshmallow Sticks. This is the very, very, very—did I mention very?—easy recipe that you will find in the back of Marshmallow Malice. Really all you need is a skewer, marshmallow, and chocolate. Check out the book for more!
- Marshmallow Keeps Brown Sugar Soft. Brown sugar and marshmallow are a match made in heaven, but not just as a delicious topping for sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. Stick a marshmallow or two in your container of brown sugar and it will keep the brown sugar from becoming a concrete block in your pantry.
- S’mores. Yes, I know everyone knows this one, but do you know the twist on s’mores that is s’mores cones? They are delightful. Instead of graham cracker, you use sugar ice cream cones stuffed with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Then, you wrap the stuffed cones in aluminum foil to bake in the oven or if you are really in the wilderness on a fire. They are amazing, and personally, I believe better than the original.
Happy Reading! ❤
Bailey King is back, and this time she is the maid of honor in Juliet Brody’s wedding. All would have been well if she didn’t have to wear a bridesmaid’s dress that makes her look like a cupcake and a dead body hadn’t turned up…
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5 thoughts on “Five Ways to Use Marshmallow”
Yum! I may have to try the s’mores vines on our next camping trip. We like to substitute or add to the chocolate (i.e. use a Reese peanut butter cup in place of chocolate) when we make s’mores. Thanks for the idea!
I love your Amish Candy Shop series. But I am THRILLED to read about your new Farm to Table series, because I am from Traverse City! Both of my parents were born and raised there, and all of our relatives still live in that area. It is the most wonderful place in the whole world. Thank you for using it as a setting. It is so exciting to know one of my favorite authors is validating a place I love.
Thank you so much! I’m so excited to be writing about it. I love Traverse City!
How do you keep the s’mores cones from sticking to the foil?
Great question! You don’t overfill the cone. Just fill to the edge of the cone.