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3 minute Marshmallow Cups


Say it’s actually freezing cold outside, and you want a warm snack. It needs to be quick and dessert like. You don’t own a microwave so all those 2 minute mug cake recipes are a no. What can you do?

Turn on your oven and get out that bag of marshmallows you never use, we’re not making plain old s’mores, we’re making marshmallow cups!

Yes, this is a picture of spoons, not cups, but the actual goodness you see on the spoon was made in a cup.

Okay not an actual cup, but mini muffin liners which look a bit like cups… Totally won you over then with my debating skills didn’t I?

If I didn’t consider these points:

They take 3 minutes to make, they’re sweet and gooey

and you can eat them with small spoons and feel like a giant. How awesome is that?

Super awesome if you ask me.

They’re perfect for parties: everyone makes their own flavour combos, put them all on a tray, broil them in the oven for a minute or two, and they’re done!

Sweet, marshmallowy success.

3 minute Marshmallow Cups

you will need:

Large marshmallows
Crunchy things: graham cracker bits, crushed pretzels, rice krispies, crushed cornflakes, cookie pieces, pecans or other nuts, ice cream cone pieces
Melty things: nutella, peanut butter, chocolate, frosting, other nut butters
Other? : toasted desiccated coconut, cinnamon, m & m’s, crumbled cake, chopped snickers bar/ mars bar
Mini muffin/ petit four paper liners
Cookie tray

Turn on the grill/broiler in your oven at the highest temperature, put a rack in the middle of the oven.

Put a layer of something crunchy into the bottom of each mini muffin liner.

Top this layer with a small amount of something melty.

(Put in anything else you want now)

Cut a large marshmallow in half with a pair of scissors. Push a marshmallow half sticky-side down, into a filled mini muffin liner. Repeat until all the liners have a marshmallow, then put the liners on a cookie tray.

Put them in the oven, and grill/broil them until the marshmallow is golden brown on top (between 1 and 1 1/2 minutes).

Remove the tray from the oven carefully and eat straight away

My combos:

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  • Bailey Ana February 19, 2012 at 3:09 am

    I love what you’ve done here with this post, it looks really beautiful! I found you via foodgawker & I just wanted to say that I’m really impressed with the quality of your blog. I’m even more impressed knowing that you are so young! This is exciting & I’m sure you’ll go on to do even cooler stuff!


    • izy February 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      thanks for such a lovely comment, I’m glad to hear that you find it exciting too! 🙂

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts February 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Wow – what a fun idea! These sound amazing, with so many different combinations!

    • izy February 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you! I know, once I start thinking of all the possible combos, I can’t stop!

  • Anonymous March 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Great idea!

  • Cupcake Crazy Gem April 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    These look so delish and your photography is awesome! can’t believe you are only 16 – v.impressive!

    • izy April 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

      hah, thanks 🙂

  • Jessica April 11, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Can you make them with big cupcake liners mmmmmm

    • izy April 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

      yeah, sure! that will maximise deliciousness!

  • Anonymous May 24, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Is there anyway this recipe could be changed so that you CAN microwave it? It looks delicious, but I can’t use a oven right now and these sound like the perfect snack.

    • izy May 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      I think you probably can make it in the microwave, but I the marshmallow will just melt, not toast (which would still be delish!). I couldn’t say what power you’d need to use or length of time though, I’ve never really used microwaves :/

  • Elza May 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Omg… I had a girls night, and we all wanted something sweet. I found this recipe. So i was like – why not? And me with the girls made them and we were soo happy. It’s the most wonderful thing that i’ve ate in my whole life!!! :)))) #delish

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  • Becky September 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I tried them and they were wonderful! http://cookingworldtour.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/usa-marshmallow-cups/
    Greetings, Becky

  • Leah January 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I love this idea! Going to try it in mini petite fours molds 🙂

  • Sonia February 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm


    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I just made some for my girls and they loved them!

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