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Marshmallows
 
 

miniature marshmallows

 

Save money on marshmallows by freezing them.  Marshmallows get old quickly.  If you are not going to eat them within a few days, put them in the freezer.  They thaw quickly.

 

If your children eat your miniature marshmallows before you can use them as part of a recipe, putting them in the freezer and out of sight is a thrift friendly solution to that problem also.

 

As far as equivalents, 10 small marshmallows is the same as one large marshmallow.

 

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Here are a few recipes to use your marshmallows.

 

Deviled Marshmallow Cake

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
12 marshmallows, cut in pieces
2 Tbsps shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
 

Put half of the sugar (1/2 cup) and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan  Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes.  Pour this mixture into a baking dish.  Spread the cut up marshmallows on top. 

Cream the shortening and other 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.  Add the vanilla.  Sift the flour,  baking powder, salt and cocoa together. 

Add to the shortening alternately with the milk, beating well after each addition.  Add nuts.  Drop by spoonfuls over marshmallows.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

 

Rocky Road Candy

Ingredients

3 cups chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup walnuts, chopped
 

Melt chocolate over low heat.  When chocolate is melted, spread 1/3 of it in the bottom of an approximately 8x8 dish, lined with aluminum foil. 

Mix the marshmallows and nuts and spread over the chocolate.  Then take the remaining chocolate and spread on the top.  Stir slightly so that all the marshmallows and nuts are covered.

 

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

1/2 cup cocoa
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 tsp salt
7 1/2 cups heated water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
24 miniature marshmallows
 

Put the cocoa, milk and salt in the crockpot.  Gradually stir in the water, blending until smooth.

Cook covered 2 hours on high, or 4 hours on low temperature.   Mixture should be very hot.  Stir in vanilla before serving.  Serve topped with a few marshmallows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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