18 Recipes That Use Roasted Marshmallows to Their Full Potential

When you think of toasted marshmallows, it’s hard not to think of S’mores. The sweet campfire confection pretty much has the market on toasted marshmallows, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It turns out that just like gooey marshmallow make graham crackers and chocolate something special, it transforms other desserts as well.

If you want to enjoy the toasted, golden goodness of properly roasted marshmallows, you’re in for a treat. We’ve collected eighteen outstanding recipes that showcase the flavor of caramelized sugar and magic, without resorting to graham crackers and chocolate bars.

There are some twists on old favorites, some desserts that are really crazy, and a few total surprises. Get ready to get hungry.

1. Rocky Road Bars

The Baking Chocolatess
The Baking Chocolatess

Rocky Road Ice Cream is probably the second most popular marshmallow snack. These bars are even better than the ice cream and you will want more.

Get the recipe here.

2. Roasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

Centsable Momma
Centsable Momma

This ice cream is sweet and tastes like marshmallow. On top of that, it has toasted marshmallows mixed in for good measure.

Get the recipe here.

3. Marshmallow Coffee Cocktails

Marla Meredith
Marla Meredith

What could go wrong when you mix coffee, alcohol, and toasted marshmallow together? Exactly – nothing. Enjoy these the next time you want something extra indulgent.

Get the recipe here.

4. Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses

Delish
Delish

Here’s a fun way to serve up some Bailey’s at your next party. A perfectly toasted marshmallow makes the perfect vessel for sweet drinks.

Get the recipe here.

5. Toasted Marshmallow M&M’S Cookies

Seeded at the Table
Seeded at the Table

This is a cookie that is stuffed with M&M’S and topped with chewy, toasty marshmallow. It beats a S’more any day.

Get the recipe here.

6. Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes

Smitten Kitchen
Smitten Kitchen

These are a fantastic way to beat the heat on long summer days. Topped with a toasted marshmallow, these are as adorable as they are tasty.

Get the recipe here.

7. Marshmallow Popcorn

Oh Sweet Basil
Oh Sweet Basil

Want a super fun twist on the popcorn ball or the Rice Krispie treat? Here you go. Take salty popcorn and drench it in creamy marshmallow.

Get the recipe here.

8. Strawberry S’mores Tart

Young Austinian
Young Austinian

This isn’t really a S’more. It’s more of a chocolate strawberry tart. It’s fresh and extra special when topped with toasted marshmallow.

Get the recipe here.

9. Dessert Sweet Potato Fries

Cake n Knife
Cake n Knife

Sweet potato fries for dessert seems like a crazy idea, but trust us. These fries are drizzled with a sweet, marshmallow sauce and topped with bacon for the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Get the recipe here.

10. Marshmallow Iced Coffee

Confectionalism
Confectionalism

For those mornings when you want to start the day with something extra special, try this recipe for cold brewed iced coffee and toasted marshmallow crème.

Get the recipe here.

11. Toasted Marshmallow Macarons

Good Morning Cali
Good Morning Cali

These little cookies are light and airy. Marshmallow filling add an extra bit of whimsy to them.

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12. Sweet Potato Bars

Handle the Heat
Handle the Heat

These bars are sweet and velvety. The marshmallow and the sweet potato are rich and conjure the feeling of fall.

Get the recipe here.

13. Marshmallow Butterscotch Pie

Bonapétit
Bonapétit

Here’s a dessert that will really wow everyone at the table. A dense layer of toasted marshmallow tops a rich butterscotch filling and delicious crust.

Get the recipe here.

14. Tres Leches Cake with Marshmallow Topping

Cleobuttera
Cleobuttera

Tres Leches cake is traditionally covered in a fluffy, creamy white frosting. This recipe throws a twist on that by topping it with marshmallow frosting.

Get the recipe here.

15. Hot Cocoa Baked Donuts

Homemade Interest
Homemade Interest

If you were wondering about the perfect way to start a cold winter morning, we have the answer. Hot Cocoa Baked Donuts will have you thinking you’re having dessert for breakfast.

Get the recipe here.

16. Molten Peanut Butter Lava Cakes

Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Chocolate lava cake is boring when you can you peanut butter lava cake covered in toasted marshmallow. Try it.

Get the recipe here.

17. Pumpkin Pie with Marshmallow Topping

David Lebovitz
David Lebovitz

Instead of bringing sweet potato pie, or pumpkin pie, to your holiday dinner, how about bringing this? It’s so good you won’t even want ice cream to go with it. Get the recipe here.

18. S’mores Brownies

Honest Cooking
Honest Cooking

I had to sneak these in because they are just so good. These are really dense, chocolate brownies covered in chewy marshmallow. Even if you don’t like S’mores, you’ll like these.

Get the recipe here.

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