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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 October 5, 2020

                                                                Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss (The Ultimate Weight Loss Hack)

                                                                Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss (The Ultimate Weight Loss Hack)

                                                                Intermittent fasting weight loss is a type of diet that’s rapidly growing in popularity and becoming the way to lose weight. Scientists and nutrition experts like it, too. New books and articles on the topic are being published daily. Intermittent fasting is also popular with followers of the Paleo diet since our ancestors appear to have eaten this way for thousands of years.

                                                                I’ve been following this type of diet myself for 2 years. Doing so helped me lose and keep off 70 pounds without ever having to count calories, limit carbohydrates, or eat 6 to 7 meals a day.

                                                                This article teaches you all about intermittent fasting weight loss and details why it is one of the best weight loss diet hacks around. Once you finish, you will be able to implement into your diet and experience the benefits it offers almost immediately.

                                                                What Is Intermittent Fasting?

                                                                As you may have figured from its name, intermittent fasting weight loss is a diet plan where you set fasting periods during the day. This is usually between 16-20 consecutive hours, but it can be as little as 12 hours or as much as 24 hours (or even 36 hours).

                                                                While fasting you can eat and drink low calorie or calorie-free foods. Think coffee, tea, water, and vegetables.

                                                                The more time you spend fasting every day, the better your results. You can do these fasts as often as you like. Again, the more often you do so, the better[1].

                                                                Getting Started With Intermittent Fasting

                                                                Following this diet plan is super simple. All you have to do is choose a period of time during the day that you will fast. This should be between 16-20 hours.

                                                                The longer you fast each day, the better. Don’t worry about calorie restriction or measuring carbohydrates. Just focus on going about your day until it’s time to eat.

                                                                It’s best to choose a set period of time to conduct your fast. I like to fast from 8 PM to 4 PM the following afternoon. I’ll then have my first meal of the day and a snack or two a few hours later. Once 8 o’clock rolls around, it’s back to fasting.

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                                                                My experience with intermittent fasting is that it’s best to start with a 16 hour fast (i.e. 8PM one evening to 12PM the next day) for the first 1-2 weeks. Once you are comfortable with this schedule, you can increase the amount of time you spend fasting. Do this by adding 30 minutes to each fast until you get to where you are fasting for 20 hours at a time.

                                                                You don’t have to fast every day in the beginning either. You may be more comfortable breaking in slowly with 2 or 3 days per week, or trying alternate day fasting. Add additional days of intermittent fasting as you become more comfortable with this style of eating.

                                                                Tips To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier

                                                                1. Drink Plenty of Water

                                                                Squeeze a little lemon or lime juice into your water to help get rid of any cravings you experience. You can also drink coffee, tea, or other calorie-free beverages. After a few weeks, you will find that intermittent fasting keeps you from craving sugar entirely.

                                                                2. Take in Caffeine in the Morning and Early Afternoon

                                                                The caffeine in coffee and tea may actually make intermittent fasting weight loss a little easier since it’s good for curbing your appetite. Be careful not to overindulge as this may lead to you feeling a little too wired. I also recommend these natural energy boosting tips to keep you going during the day.

                                                                3. Avoid Artificially Flavored Drinks

                                                                One type of calorie-free drink that should be avoided are diet sodas and other beverages that use artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Sweet & Low. Studies show that the can actually stimulate your appetite[2] like a drink that contains sugar and cause you to overeat.

                                                                4. Don’t Gorge at Your First Meal

                                                                The first meal after your fast should be the amount of food you typically eat. Binging will only make you feel awful and diminish the benefits you get from the fast.

                                                                To avoid this, try creating meal plans, at least for the first few weeks. This will help you get into the rhythm of eating regularly portioned meals during your eating window.

                                                                5. Minimize Processed Carbohydrates and Sugars

                                                                While intermittent fasting does make it possible to eat a little looser than normal, you should still eat as little bread, pasta, rice, etc. as possible.

                                                                Focus instead on eating protein from beef, fish, or pork, carbohydrates from vegetables, fruit, and sweet potatoes, and healthy fats from foods like almonds, avocados, fish, and olive oil.

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                                                                You can find some carb sources that will aid your weight loss journey here.

                                                                How Intermittent Fasting Helps You Lose Weight

                                                                Eating this way has many benefits with regard to weight loss. The first is that when you’re fasting, your body will be forced to use its stored body fat for energy. Burning calories this way, instead of from the food you’re eating throughout the day, will help you experience significant weight loss, but specifically lose weight from any excess body fat you’re carrying.

                                                                This means that you won’t just be thinner, but you will also look better and be much healthier than if you lose weight the old-fashioned way[3].

                                                                Intermittent fasting can help optimize the release of the key fat-burning hormones in your body. This is especially true for the two most important hormones: human growth hormone (HGH) and insulin.

                                                                Human growth hormone plays a key role in turning on your body’s fat-burning furnace so that it gets the calories you need to work and play from stored body fat. Studies show that fasting can significantly increase the production of HGH[4].

                                                                The influence intermittent fasting weight loss has on insulin is just as impressive and possibly more important. Keeping your insulin levels low and steady is key to losing excess fat and keeping it off.

                                                                Diets that are rich in processed carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice) and simple sugars (candy, cookies, and soda) have the opposite effect. They cause your insulin levels to rapidly spike and then crash every time you eat one of these foods. The net result of this phenomenon is that your body will store more of what you eat as excess body fat instead of burning it off as energy.

                                                                Chronically elevating your insulin levels like this can also lead to the development of type II diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health problems. Intermittent fasting easily solves this problem.

                                                                One study found that men who participated in intermittent fasting had “dramatically lower insulin levels and significantly improved insulin sensitivity”[5].

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                                                                This happens because you’re not giving your body food, so it will not produce insulin, allowing insulin levels to balance out until you eat again. This helps your body stay in a calorie and fa-burning state. You’ll also find that it gives you more energy throughout the day.

                                                                Another great weight loss benefit of intermittent fasting is that hunger pangs and cravings that may normally plague you throughout the day will be reduced, if not altogether eliminated. This is probably due to its ability to balance your insulin and blood sugar levels and, in turn, help correct other hormonal imbalances.

                                                                Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss FAQs

                                                                Now that you know what intermittent fasting is and how to get started, it’s time to answer your other questions.

                                                                Below are answers to the questions frequently asked about intermittent fasting. These answers should help you and make getting started a lot easier.

                                                                How Much Weight Will I Lose?

                                                                The amount of weight you lose with fasting is determined by how often and long your fasts are, what you eat afterward, and other factors. Fasting for 16-20 hours a day can help you safely lose 2-3 pounds of fat every week.

                                                                While losing this much weight every week is great, it’s how it makes it happen that’s really cool. Losing weight with intermittent fasting means that you will never have to count calories or plan and prepare several meals a day.

                                                                Can I Work out While Fasting?

                                                                Yes, you can. In fact, doing the right type of workout while fasting will help you lose weight faster and even build muscle.

                                                                The best workouts to do while fasting for weight loss are 3-4 intense strength training workouts weekly. This means anything from standard strength training to kettlebell or body weight workouts.

                                                                Focus on doing 3-4 total body exercises per workout with as little rest as possible between sets. Doing this will help you burn more calories during and after your workout. You’ll also build muscle, which will help you look and feel better as the weight comes off.

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                                                                Won’t I Lose Muscle When I Fast?

                                                                First of all, you aren’t fasting long enough for your body to start breaking down muscle for energy. You have, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of calories from your stored body fat to use before that will begin to happen. Studies actually show that even after fasting for 3 days, no muscle is lost.

                                                                Is Fasting Safe?

                                                                As long as you are healthy, not pregnant, and aren’t taking medications, fasting is safe. Like all diets, you should discuss it with your doctor before beginning an intermittent fasting style of dieting.

                                                                I also feel that it may not be smart to follow this type of diet when you’re especially stressed. Since this diet can be a little stress-inducing at first, doing so when your ability to be relatively stress-free and rested probably isn’t a good idea.

                                                                Are There Any Supplements I Can Take to Make Fasting Easier?

                                                                As with any other weight loss plan, it’s a good idea to take a few nutritional supplements to ensure that your daily requirements are met. This includes a once or twice daily multi-vitamin, fish oil, and vitamin D.

                                                                I’ve also found taking 10 grams of branch chain amino acids before and after my workouts really helps, too. They’re great for giving you more energy during your workout and decreasing post-workout muscle soreness.

                                                                For supplements to specifically help with digestion, check out this article.

                                                                Conclusion

                                                                Now you know what intermittent fasting is and how it can help you lose weight quickly, safely, and pretty much effortlessly.

                                                                If you want to give it a try, find a fasting schedule that fits with you lifestyle and give it a go.

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