Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts to Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

Sweet, fluffy marshmallow desserts put the ooey, gooey in delicious. From classic Rice Krispies Treats stuffed with melted marshmallows and simple fruit dips made from Marshmallow Fluff to fancy layered cakes, marshmallows can transform an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. There’s just something about homemade marshmallow desserts that make your family feel special.

Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts To Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

The sweet concoction is even celebrated each year at the Marshmallow Festival in Ligonier, Indiana. The festival includes a marshmallow bake-off, marshmallow games on the library lawn, as well as other traditional festival activities like a talent show and a corn hole tournament.

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You can’t help but croon Dean Martin’s song, Marshmallow World, while you are making delicious, homemade marshmallow desserts.

It’s a marshmallow world in the winter when the snow comes to cover the ground.

It’s time for play, it’s a whipped cream day. I wait for it the whole year around…

Simple Marshmallow Desserts Easy Treats

Marshmallows are a delicious treat. They are often tucked on the bottom shelf of the baking aisle at the grocery store, usually near the boxes of pudding mixes. However, marshmallows taste as they should be on the top shelf of the candy aisle. The sweet, cylinder cubes – is that the shape we should call them? Anyway, no matter what their shape, marshmallows can be made into many simple desserts.

Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts To Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth
Mama Loves to Cook

Christmas Marshmallow Pops

Make adorable Snowman and Reindeer Marshmallow Pops. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Learn the simple steps from Mama Loves to Cook. You dip marshmallows in melting chocolate for the reindeer. And, learn to use Wilton’s Edible Markers to draw a friendly snowman face directly on marshmallows. Move over Christmas cookies, Santa is getting Christmas Marshmallow Pops from here on out.

The Original Rice Krispies Treats™ Recipe is a tried and true favorite marshmallow dessert. It can be made for any holiday in any season. The crunchy Rice Krispies pair perfectly with the soft, ooey, gooey marshmallow. Rice Krispies Treats can stand alone or they can be dipped in chocolate. Of course, many variations have been made to this long-standing favorite. DIY Candy marshmallow dessert recipe does not use cereal with marshmallows but mixes in pretzels. The Marshmallow Pretzel Treats with M&Ms pair the salty and sweet perfectly. Of course, you can use the holiday-colored M&Ms.

Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts To Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth
Two Sisters

Peppermint Marshmallow No Bake Dessert

What’s in a name? Simply everything – Peppermint Marshmallow No-Bake Dessert. Well, the name did leave out the fact that this dessert sits on top of an Oreo Cookie crust. This easy-to-make recipe can be found on the Two Sisters website, along with many other easy to make delicious dessert recipes. The Peppermint Marshmallow No-Bake Dessert is perfect for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or a holiday potluck.

Marshmallow Desserts to Impress

The beautiful thing about marshmallows is their versatility. They can go from no-bake easy desserts to the star of a memorable, fancy dessert. Marshmallows can be a fluffy, decadent layer of indulgence that delights the senses. Marshmallows in a pie or cake seem to bring out the inner child in all of us.

Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts To Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth
Will Cook for Smiles

S’mores Cheesecake

Sophisticated marshmallow desserts transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. S’mores Cheesecake is one such dessert. From the name alone, you know there is going to be marshmallows, chocolate and a graham cracker crust combined with the creamy goodness of cheesecake! Lyuba Brooke of Will Cook for Smiles tells you exactly how to toast those tiny marshmallows on top of the cheesecake covered in rich, delicious hot fudge.

Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts To Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

The Marshmallow Mermaid Pie from Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book by Jenna Hunterson is sure to delight the little ones with its pastel, multi-colored marshmallows dancing across the top of the pie. The sweet treat combines coconut, pineapple, and pecans on a shortbread crust. The pastel marshmallows serve as mermaid tail scales. The recipe featured in Hunterson’s book can be found on Popsugar.Food.

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Marshmallow Fluff Desserts Take the Cake

Marshmallow Fluff has been made the same way for the past 100 years. The sweet, creamy, white, ooey, gooey fluffy spread can be used on sandwiches, fruits or to make desserts. Marshmallow Fluff features an online cookbook known as the Yummy Book featuring recipes from Holiday Sweet Potatoes to Wonderful Whoopie Pies.

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Never Fail Fudge

The Never Fail Fudge is so creamy and delicious. You can make about 2.5 pounds of delicious fudge. The easy recipe is great for beginning candy makers. You can’t go wrong with fudge made with Marshmallow Fluff.

Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts To Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth
The Typical Mom

Easy Chocolate Smores Poke Cake

The Typical Mom shares her recipe for Easy Chocolate Smores Poke Cake. Made with a boxed cake mix – the magic happens after it is cooked. You poke holes and pour melted chocolate into the holes in the cake. Once it’s cooled, you spread Marshmallow Fluff over the top. Pure, goodness.

Create 11 Marshmallow Desserts To Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth
Stay at Home Chef

Classic Fruit Dip by the Stay at Home Chef is one of the easiest Marshmallow Fluff recipes. The three-ingredient recipe elevates a simple fruit plate into decadence. Just about every fruit tastes great in the sweet Fruit Dip.

Marshmallow desserts make every day whether it is a holiday or not more special. Marshmallows are a simple treat but when added with chocolate or fruit the flavors explode together in ooey, gooey goodness. Never underestimate marshmallow desserts. Everyone will love them any day, any season, any holiday.

Sources: DIY Candy, Kellog’s Rice Krispies, Mama Loves to Cook, Marshmallow Fluff, Popsugar, The Typical Mom, Two Sisters, Will Cook for Smiles,

Photo Credits: Pexels, Unsplash, and Pixabay.

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Carla J. Eskew
Carla J. Eskew
Carla J. Eskew is a freelance writer, wife, and mom of two children who are nine years apart. She is a Scout leader with 17 years of experience in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She serves as a volunteer at school, church, and with the homeless population. She loves road trips, sightseeing, camping, Pilates, and her black standard poodle, Midnight Shadow.