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32 Delicious Marshmallow Recipes that No Marshmallow Lovers Should Miss

32 Delicious Marshmallow Recipes that No Marshmallow Lovers Should Miss

Marshmallows make any snack or dessert a party, so here are 32 marshmallow recipes that will make anytime fun time. Some are so delightfully easy, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it already. Some are so simple, you’ll want to do them before the day is done. Some are so elegant or out-there, you’ll be eager to impress your family or friends at your next get together. Just remember, any time can be marshmallow time.

1. Funfetti Marshmallow Treats

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    Homemade and full of fun, these sweet bits of confection have sprinkles inside and out.

    2.  Funefetti Sugar Cookies

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      With just a little extra marshmallow fluff in the house, you can stuff it between any two cookies and have yourself a birthday party treat. With a dash of something extra, you can show off you creative side. This recipe can be taken and changed around any way you want.

      3.  Rocky Road Cookie Bar

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        With marshmallow cream, these bars stick with all the good, sweet and nutty stuff.

        4.  Lucky Charms Rainbow Sandwich Cookies

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          Delight the children, or the child in you, and whip up some rainbow charmed treats. The cereal tastes good even without them, so you won’t be wasting the box.

          5.  Cookies and Cream Brownies

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            This is a familiar favorite cookie with a seriously decadent dessert wrapped around it. Be prepared for a sugar high.

            6.  Strawberry and S’mores Tart

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              Elegant and simple, this desert will look like hard work, but it is just as simple as can be. Great for a summer indulgence.

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              7.  Sweet Potato Fries

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                It’s me putting this together, so you know sweet potato something is coming at you. It was either this or the double baked sweet potato halves. And after my experience with sweet and spicy sweet potato fries, this one got the best of me.

                8.  Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses

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                  So adorable, I’d do this at a mixer in a heartbeat. How fun. With some of your favorite chocolate or coffee liqueur, this would be an unconquerable conversation starter.

                  9.  Toasted Marshmallow Golden Graham S’mores Bars

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                    Could you imagine getting this stack of awesome served to you. Your mouth would fall open and water. This is definitely a good way to spoil some guests and serve up a taste of home.

                    10.  Maple Bacon S’mores

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                      So this has to be a thing. Bacon. Have you heard about it? Bacon everything? At first I wasn’t sure, but then I thought wouldn’t this be fun to get people talking. And if they liked it, wouldn’t that be a fun surprise. So with those thoughts, I think this would be a sure-fire way to get a social get together going.

                      11.  Mallow – Dongs!

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                        Take me back to childhood! Who doesn’t remember and love these bites of wonderful. It is so indulgent, you will feel like you are spoiling yourself.

                        12. Twisty Peeps Pops

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                          Cute and simple and fun is the way to go, so turn your marshmallows into pops. Start with this simple twist on Peeps.

                          13.  Marsmallow Paninis

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                            It is ooey-gooey goodness, so you have to go there. Stick a couple of triangles in some cold ice cream and voila! Perfection.

                            14.  Pina Colada Marshmallow Fruit Dip

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                              At first I wasn’t so sure, because I thought this was ice cream, but then I realized it was a fruit dip, and a fantastique one too. Ooh-la-la!

                              16.  S’more Sleazy Cookies

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                                Apparently easy is sleazy, so way to go and get bad. This would be fun with some young ones who’d enjoy playing with their food before they eat it.

                                17.  Parks & Recreation S’more Waffle

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                                  Love the show or not, I love this waffle. Desert me please!

                                  18.  Fluffernutter Brownie Cupcakes Swirl

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                                    Peanut butter, marshmallows and chocolate where born to be together, weren’t they?

                                    19.  S’mores Ice-cream Pie

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                                      This dish could set you you apart from other hosts and hostesses. What a memorable dish. It would be delicious no matter what, but with a little extra care, and it would be oohed and ahhed over in memory.

                                      20.  Marshmallows for Marshmallow Lovers

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                                        If you get a hankering to go all the way homemade, here is a simple recipe to get you going. You can customize and experiment with it. Then, you can start getting more adventuresome. There are some really unique twists on just the marshmallow itself.

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                                        21.  No Bake Marshmallow Rice Krispies Birthday Cake

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                                          Delight the kids with this treat, then think of all the neat things you could make molding this treat into all sorts of shapes. Go beyond the squares. Think outside the box.

                                          22.  The Ooey-Gooey

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                                            The name says it all, doesn’t it. Makes me melt.

                                            23.  Marshmallow Wheels

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                                              You can do so much with this recipe. You start with making fresh marshmallows, then dip them and dress them however you see fit. Customize it for the holidays or for personal taste.

                                              24.  Turtle Chex Mix Marshmallow Treats

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                                                Crunchy party mix all sticky with vending machine weaknesses make this crumbles of yumminess. This would be perfect for your next nosh-feast movie night.

                                                25.  Fluffer Nutter Bites

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                                                  These inviting bite-sized delights are tasty and good for you. No, they are not. But wouldn’t that be great? Because it will be hard to stick to the one bite at a time rule.

                                                  26.  6-layer Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Filling

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                                                    If you want to show yourself off as a kitchen diva or dude, this recipe would do it. Layer up some inspiration and become talk-of-the-town in finally a good way.

                                                    27.  Mississippi Mud Brownies

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                                                      Just wanted to lick the screen because of that glistening chocolate, don’t you? I don’t think any of these recipes are finger food, but I don’t think you’d wait to grab a fork to snatch up one of these.

                                                      28.  S’more Shot Glasses

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                                                        Take one part sweet desert and one part cute glass and you have a very endearing presentation. You almost forget they are in shot glasses.

                                                        29.  S’more Pies

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                                                          Served hot or cold? Slight warm or chilled? I’d have to heat this one up for a few seconds so I could delight in the way it pulls away with each gooey bite full.

                                                          30.  Red Velvet and Marshmallow Cookies

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                                                            This is a recipe that has been made over and over, and it’s a great reminder that you can do so much with it. You have a base, the cookie, some marshmallow cream, and then drizzle or dip it in some sort of chocolate. Get creative with color, and you’ll have something you wouldn’t mind gifting someone at a special holiday.

                                                            31.  Sweet & Salty Guinness Chocolate Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

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                                                              I dare you to try this one out. It sounds like it would be difficult to pull off, but it is that much more interesting because of it. It probably tastes divine. The beer has to give it some sort of signature taste, but in some cases, the beer or liqueur just adds a little note. Serving with a pretzel is a cute way to stay with the theme.

                                                              32.  Snowy Street Marshmallow Ice-cream

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                                                                Just the name alone is enough to make you want to put it on your menu. The recipe plays off of rocky road ice cream, but it is all about vanilla and white chocolate.

                                                                I hope these recipes inspire you to go on and beyond with your love of marshmallows. They really are only the tip of the iceberg because some people have been able to fill up blogs and books with just recipes about your favorite confection. The love of the marshmallow seems to know no bounds.

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                                                                Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                                                                8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                                                Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                                                Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                                                Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                                                Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                                                The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                                                There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                                                How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                                                According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                                                Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                                                Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                                                The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                                                Listen carefully:

                                                                We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                                                The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                                                Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                                                8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                                                There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                                                Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                                                1. Pray Daily

                                                                You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                                                When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                                                Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                                                Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                                                2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                                                A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                                                By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                                                Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                                                If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                                                This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                                                How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                                                3. Smile Often

                                                                Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                                                Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                                                Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                                                The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                                                4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                                                A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                                                When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                                                Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                                                Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                                                5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                                                I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                                                Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                                                What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                                                6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                                                God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                                                I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                                                I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                                                7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                                                You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                                                How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                                                First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                                                If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                                                If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                                                If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                                                Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                                                8. Go Exercise

                                                                Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                                                The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                                                You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                                                12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                                                The Bottom Line

                                                                It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                                                It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                                                Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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