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those little marshmallows

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I'm enjoying a cup of Swiss Miss Instant Cocoa right now. Those little dried marshmallows are so good, how come we don't put them on everything? On pasta instead of parmesan, on burgers instead of cheese, on riodizio instead of farofa...


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  1. How about Lucky Charms? As many marshmallows as anyone can stand...

    1. When I was I kid, I used sneak into the kitchen and pour the entire canister of Swiss Miss cocoa through a strainer and eat almost all the marshmallows (I always left a token few so nobody would get too suspicious). You have reawakened that craving. Thanks. I think.

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      1. re: Tom Meg

        Ha! I too used to do this, but evidently not as efficiently as you. I also did this with the Lucky Charms. My little sister would get sooooo angry with me, because my family would only buy this brand as an occasional treat.
        This sister just moved to NYC two weeks ago, and lives with me for the time being. I've now decided to play a prank - buy a box, remove ALL the marshmallows, and place it on top of the fridge, to entice her.

      2. Or at least, make little s'mores with them. Three calories per!

        BTW, you win subject title of the week!

        1. The trick is to let them soak up enough of the chocolate so they're just the right gooey texture.

          1. oh...marshmallows...in the soggy, rainy northwest my daughter and I went through s'more withdrawal every winter until we figured out a way to make s'mores by delicately placing ONE graham cracker on a pan, layering on the hershey bar, mounding on the little marshmallows, and running the whole pan under the broiler until the marshmallows were the golden peak of momentary perfection and the chocolate melted into the graham crackers. Eat with fingers and full on face. Do it again, but must make them one at a time to be in keeping with bonfire tradition of torturously making only one s'more at a time. Family pets must be locked ouside, all wet and staring in the steaming windows.

            (Do not report me to the ASPCA, dogs are not supposed to eat chocolate.)

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            1. re: Olympia Jane
              Caitlin McGrath

              My sweetheart makes s'mores in the kitchen by spearing his marshmallows on a fork and toasting over a lit stove burner--gas and electric both work. Definitely easier than the broiler! He sometimes goes a little wild and uses chocolate graham crackers and Hershey's mint chocolate bars. That one's so chocolatey he needs more than one marshmallow...

              1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                At a brownie troop overnight in a mountain cabin years ago, the gas-log fireplace didn't get hot enough to toast marshmallows, much to the Brownies' disappointment, and campfires in the tinder box of the dry southern California mountains were out of the question that season. The solution? Make them in the microwave. You don't get the toasty flavor, but they'll satisfy the craving. Melt a marshmallow on a graham cracker, then place the chocolate and other graham on top. Voila!

                1. re: LBQT

                  We always did microwave smores as a kid but I really want to try the gas stove roasting method as I love the crispy brown bits.

            2. Oh, no, Keith, what have you started? I can't stop replying to your "those little marshmallows." I had already shut down my computer for the night, but all I could think of was those great peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwiches on toasted white bread I used to eat when I was a kid, (that is, when I could manage to beat my three brothers to the jar of Kraft Marshmallow Creme before we cleaned it out.)

              I shudder to think that my only kid has left home and gone to college, and I don't think I ever whipped up a PB and marshmallow creme sandwich for my beloved darling. Lots of brown rice, and steamed veggies and tamari, but no white, fluffy, sugary marshmallow creme. Talk about a deprived childhood, sheesh...she will never sink into a revery about pb and mc on white toast...maybe I can greet her on her visit home from college this Christmas with a little lunch surprise. Given that she has never seen white bread in our kitchen, let alone marshmallow creme, my bet is that she will be a little surprised, if not totally grossed out. Ah, what fun. Thanks for the idea, Keith. Maybe I will serve it with Swiss Miss avec petite marshmallows, and have s'mores for dessert...that is if I don't eat the jar of Marshmallow Creme by myself, first.

              1. Mini Dehydrated Marshmallows--

                "Their small size make them great to top off a steaming mug of hot chocolate, add to one of your kids' cereals, or mix into your favorite trail mix."


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                1. re: Kholvaitar

                  Kraft's been selling them for a couple of years now. In most stores:


                2. Yellow Peep chick s'mores and Peep concoctions abound in my brothers house. As kids, I believe his Yellow Peep mac n cheese was where my Mother drew the line.

                  1. Have you checked the grocery store lately? Those puppies now come in flavors (chocolate, strawberry, PINA COLADA), and even in a special elongated flat shape, perfect for s'mores. What's this world coming to?!!