Gentle Readers, it is practical confession time once more. I love marshmallows. Like really love them. Sometimes I make hot chocolate to cover this up. For the last few years, I’ve kept a bag in the cupboard, enjoying them at the varying stages of staleness straight from the bag.
I love them as much as I hate Peeps, and that is saying quite a lot. I don’t consider Peeps to be part of the marshmallow canon. (Here’s Exhibit A, Me Microwaving Peeps.)
But I digress. How else can you enjoy marshmallows?
One Ingredient, Three Ways: Marshmallows
1. Raw. Though wikipedia warns us of the dangers of playing “fluffy bunny,” I do wonder how much is myth or urban legend. Marshmallows are sugar bombs, but the beauty of them is you get full very quickly. It’s not a half a bag type situation. So the caloric spend is not so crazy for a little boost.
2. With Peanut Butter and Apples. Previously turned into “Apple Smiles,” perhaps you could combine this same group of ingredients in a heart shape for Valentine’s. I would certainly love that. Do not be fooled, these are delicious.
3. Toasted. Traditional and a completely different taste, the toasted marshmallow transforms from vanilla to caramel notes. Plus it’s squishy and toasty and awesome. If you’ve not toasted a marshmallow recently, run, don’t walk. It’s always the right season. Perfect alone or as the glue for s’mores.
Because my craving is strong, I want to hear your ideas! What’s your favorite way to eat a marshmallow? Post a comment or Tweet my way!
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