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30 Mini Marshmallows Recipes: From Desserts To Sides To Salads

30 Mini Marshmallows Recipes: From Desserts To Sides To Salads

Ahhhh, mini marshmallows recipes. Those squeezable, sponge-like, meltable delicious cubes of sugar heaven. 

Their history can be traced all the way back to the ancient Egyptians.  

They now come in mini, regular, jumbo, campfire, white, and colored. 

Is there any difference between regular marshmallows and mini marshmallows? 

Well, size. 

Their precise size comparison is hard to say for absolute certainty because there is little consistency between the sizes of marshmallows within a given bag. 

But generally speaking, ten mini marshmallows equals roughly one large marshmallow. 

The best bet when it comes to recipe exchanges is to weigh them. 

As for taste, there is a big debate on whether or not the large ones taste the same as the small ones. 

Most taste testers would say yes. 

However, when colors are added, the answers are more diverse. 

Some can detect a difference between the white and the pink which are both flavored with vanilla but obviously, the one had pink food coloring added. 

Once you start moving into colored marshmallows sometimes they are infused with specific flavors.  

If you are wondering what to do with mini marshmallows, they can be used in recipes for holidays, desserts, beverages, salads, and sides. 

They are also super handy to use in making cocoa bombs, art activities, and even geometry explanations.

But the most obvious use of mini marshmallows is in recipes with marshmallows!  

I have gathered 30 wonderful recipes that are all delicious in different ways. 

The categories would be desserts with mini marshmallows, like our Gooey Chocolate Chip Pie, salad recipes using mini marshmallows like the Healthy Ambrosia Salad, with one adult beverage Hot Chocolate Martini thrown in, so don’t miss it.

Of course, I included some creative variations of the famous sweet potato casserole since it is the epitome of the perfect side dish, #23.

I hope you enjoy reading through all these different recipes using mini marshmallows because they really are so fun to work with!

Cookies are my favorite dessert and those from mini marshmallows recipes are fantastic. 

Here chocolate chip-style cookies have mini marshmallows pushed into the top of them before baking for glorious gooey baked-in yumminess!

Popular recipes with marshmallows involve rice crispies and that is exactly what we have here, but much more grown-up. 

This version also includes chocolate, peanut butter and, you guessed it, mini marshmallows! 

You could use white or colored ones!

For excellent gift ideas for desserts with mini marshmallows, I present these candy cane hot cocoa pops.

It is a DIY recipe for delicious hot chocolate, candy cane, and marshmallow form that can be wrapped and given as gifts. 


When your kids, or nieces or nephews, want to know what to do with mini marshmallows, this puppy chow is an excellent answer! 

It is a sweet take on Rice Krispie bars with a s’mores twist.

It includes a lot of melting and stirring and pouring and in the end, it’s a glorious kid-friendly dessert. 

Just be sure no one is allergic to peanut butter. 

Grownups want to enjoy mini marshmallow desserts too!

Check this out! 

An elegant chocolate cake roll with whimsical mini marshmallows is added to the filling and used as decoration on top. 

A stunning presentation. 

Cookie recipes using mini marshmallows are so fun to make and these capture the taste of rocky road ice cream. 

Soft and chewy with chocolate, almonds, and marshmallows. 


A lovely dessert recipe to use up mini marshmallows anytime could be these unique squares. 

It’s a combination of exactly what the title says, butterscotch chips, creamy peanut butter, and colorful mini marshmallows. 

Eye-catching when cut and plated or gift wrapped!

Brownies are always a hit anywhere they are served. 

Some mini marshmallows recipes are from scratch, but this one is quicker since it starts with a mix. 

This recipe couldn’t be simpler, since all you have to do is bake the brownies.

As soon as they come out of the oven, sprinkle on top the mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts. 

Cool and enjoy!

If you enjoy Oreos then this is your lucky day because recipes with marshmallows and Oreos make great desserts! 

I mean what can be better than combining Oreos, vanilla pudding, cream cheese, cool whip, and mini marshmallows? 

Desserts with mini marshmallows that take a cookie idea and turn it on its heels are fun to put together every once in a while! 

This cookie pie has all the goods! 

Two types of sugar, two types of chocolate, and mini marshmallows!  

These blonde brownie mini marshmallow desserts are fabulous! 

You will especially like this recipe if you want a peanut butter flavor without dealing with scooping it out of a jar since it uses peanut butter chips instead! 

 Chocolate chips and mini marshmallows complete the flavor combination!

Wondering what to do with mini marshmallows when the holidays come around? 

For Christmas time, this Christmas lasagna dessert wins all the festive points with its red, green, and white colors! 

Red velvet base, peppermint cheesecake, white chocolate pudding, whipped cream with mini marshmallows on top! 

Gorgeous and bound to be loved by all!

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, grab some recipes using mini marshmallows and let your creative juices flow! 

These hot chocolate bombs are beautiful. 

The step-by-step process helps a lot leaving room for individual choices on colors and toppings!

Easter brings with its pastel colors and here’s a recipe to use up mini marshmallows in marshmallow bark. 

White chocolate chips, rainbow mini marshmallows, and sprinkles make these cutouts easy, beautiful, and tasty!

If combining cheesecake and mini marshmallows recipes together sounds delicious, then this creation has got your name written all over it! 

Graham cracker crust and cheesecake layer are baked.

Then mini marshmallows are added on top, melting in just a couple of minutes. 


Kid-friendly recipes with marshmallows abound, this one particularly! 

What kid, or adult for that matter, isn’t going to love a granola bar snack clearly filled with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and M&Ms? 

No baking is necessary and everyone is happy! 

That’s a win-win! 

Fudge is one of those desserts with mini marshmallows that is so creamy, rich, and satisfying! 

A piece of fudge alone is wonderful, but add in the marshmallows and suddenly it is amazing! 

That melt-in-your-mouth factor is almost indescribable.

Got some moose to feed? 

Or kids? 

Or guests? 

This Moose Munch is a popcorn mixture with caramel, salted peanuts, mini marshmallows, and a milk chocolate drizzle! 

Mini marshmallow desserts with that sweet and salty taste will always keep folks coming back for more!

It is fun when a recipe is a salad and sometimes it is a dessert, allowing the maker to determine the best way to serve it!

If you find yourself needing to figure out what to do with mini marshmallows, this cranberry fluff salad is an excellent choice! 

It’s fluffy from the mini marshmallows, tart from the cranberries and sweet from the pineapple and sugar, and downright delicious from the heavy whipping cream. 

A must-try!

This classic among recipes using mini marshmallows is Ambrosia Fruit Salad! 

Cool Whip and sour cream are the mixtures that everything else is folded into namely mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, maraschino cherries, coconut, mini marshmallows, and pecans. 

It is great served in a big bowl or in individual size bowls.

Here is a super fun recipe to use up mini marshmallows! 

Take circle apple slices, cut after the apple has been cored and spread with a chocolate spread, sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, and top with mini marshmallows. 

Kids can even assemble these themselves!

When baking cakes, mini marshmallows recipes make everyone smile. 

Take this cake that looks like a precious lamb! 

The mini marshmallows give it the cutest wool coat one could want! 

Whether for a baby shower, Easter celebration, or first birthday party, this cake will garner a lot of oohs and ahhs! 

Side dishes include recipes with marshmallows like these homemade scalloped sweet potatoes! 

This dish looks as amazing as it tastes! Butter brown sugar sauce poured on the circle sweet potato slices with the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves filling your home. 

Melted mini marshmallows and pecans on top make this the new family favorite! 

These lovely parfait desserts with mini marshmallows have a pleasing presentation in clear glasses that looks hard but isn’t. 

These six ingredients will make you the talk of the night! 

Chocolate pudding, milk, graham crackers, marshmallow creme, mini marshmallows, and a chocolate bar are all it takes to bring these parfaits to life! 

You’re welcome!

Delightful mini marshmallow desserts or salads are these wonderful fruit cups. 

A different take on the ambrosia fruit cup this time focusing on the flavor of orange and adding in Greek yogurt, whipped topping, Jello, oranges, and mini marshmallows! 

Change the Jello and the fruit and you have a whole new fluff design!

Sometimes it is grownups only for the occasional recipes with marshmallows! 

A chocolate cocktail in the form of a Hot Chocolate Martini will warm up any cold night! 

The hot chocolate is made and then cooled before adding in Creme de Cacao, vanilla vodka, Kahlua, and shaking well. 

The mini marshmallows are placed on top and if you like roasted ones, use a kitchen torch to do the job! 

The watergate salad is a lovely choice when deciding what to do with mini marshmallows! 

It is also referred to as Pistachio Salad. 

It has delicious flavor and textures from sweet to cool to crunchy. 

The main ingredients are crushed pineapple, pistachio pudding mix, mini marshmallows, pecans, and whipped topping! 

Coconut is sprinkled on top along with a cherry!

Sweet potato casserole recipes using mini marshmallows are a dime a dozen, but this one is unique being twice-baked. 

Bake the sweet potatoes, scoop out the flesh, mix up with yummy ingredients and spoon back in. 

Bake a bit longer before adding the mini marshmallows!

Cupcake flavored fudge is what this recipe to use up mini marshmallows will make! 

The fudge cubes are bright and colorful with mini marshmallows mixed right in and sprinkle sprinkles on top. 

So many possible places this fudge could make an impression!

If you are trying to cut calories but still want to enjoy mini marshmallows recipes, this reduced-calorie Healthy Ambrosia Salad recipe will help. 

Instead of using whipped topping and canned fruit, this recipe calls for fresh fruit and yogurt. 

Excellent swaps with just as delicious taste!

The bottom line

Mini marshmallows recipes can be desserts or sides or in drinks or salads

When someone inquires as to what to do with mini marshmallows, I hope these 30 ideas have given you some new ways to answer that question!

30 Ways To Use Mini Marshmallows

30 Ways To Use Mini Marshmallows

30 Mini Marshmallows Recipes that can be used for various desserts or sides or in drinks or in salads! 


  • S'mores Cookies
  • No-Bake Rocky Road Bars
  • Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Pops
  • S'mores Puppy Chow
  • Hot Chocolate Cake Roll
  • Rocky Road Cookies
  • Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Confetti Squares
  • Rocky Road Brownies
  • Oreo Fluff
  • Gooey Chocolate Chip Pie
  • Marshmallow Blondies
  • Christmas Lasagna Dessert
  • Hot Chocolate Bombs For Valentine's Day
  • Easy Easter Marshmallow Dessert
  • Mini S'mores Cheesecakes
  • No-Bake M&M Granola Bars
  • Hot Chocolate Fudge
  • Moose Munch
  • Cranberry Fluff Salad
  • Quick and Easy Ambrosia Fruit Salad
  • Yummy S'mores Apple Slices
  • Easy Lamb Cake With Mini Marshmallows
  • Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
  • Easy No Cook S'mores Parfait
  • Mandarin Orange Fluff
  • Hot Chocolate Martini
  • Watergate Salad
  • Twice Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Pink Marshmallow Fudge
  • Healthy Ambrosia Salad


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