An Embarrassment of Marshmallows

Feb
14


I read this post by Astrid on Farm Bell Recipes the other day about dehydrating marshmallows. I must have had some kind of compulsive attack, because I don’t even like marshmallows that much but I had to dehydrate some. I had three bags of marshmallows that were getting a bit long in the tooth. I’d been thinking of giving them to the goats and dogs. They love marshmallows. Instead, I dehydrated them. Dehydrated marshmallows are sweet and crunchy. They’re sorta like big sugar cubes. Do I need a two-gallon baggie of giant sugar cubes????? But I have one. At least I know what to do if I need a sugar fix and don’t have anything sweet baked……


Anybody want a giant sugar cube?

I haven’t decided yet if they are gross. They are actually kind of addictive, especially the toasted coconut ones…..

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 14, 2011  

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  1. 2-14
    3:44
    pm

    Your description makes them sound like Peeps.

  2. 2-14
    3:45
    pm

    Do they taste like marshmallows in Lucky Charms?? If so, I need to drag my dehydrator out and dust that sucker off! Lol :snoopy:

  3. 2-14
    3:47
    pm

    Yes, they are similar to the marshmallows in cereals!

  4. 2-14
    4:00
    pm

    Me thinks it has been too long a winter down there in Stringtown :lol:

  5. 2-14
    4:01
    pm

    I’ve been meaning to buy a bag of those toasted coconut marshmallows.

  6. 2-14
    4:08
    pm

    Not to be gross, and I am sure they are very tasty, but the toasted coconut ones sort of remind me of…well, lets just say something you would find in the barn yard ;) LOL.

  7. 2-14
    4:10
    pm

    Ok, I have to ask this ~ what’s with the green marshmallows??? The pink are cute, the off white I get, but seriously GREEN?? I just can’t imagine what flavor those might be ~ alfalfa flavored for the goats??

  8. 2-14
    4:39
    pm

    @Deb: maybe mint? I think I’ve seen mint somewhere before.

    The toasted coconut marshmallow ones are sooooo good. I love coconut. The Lucky Charms marshmallows are tasty, I think I should try this one. Everyone needs a two gallon bag of ’em! :sun:

  9. 2-14
    4:44
    pm

    Well, after reading, the other day, about dehydrating marshmallows, I had to go and do it! I dumped a bag of mini’s in the dehydrator and yes, they taste like the ones in the cereal. Best part was that I was able to mix them into my dry hot cocoa mix and they look so neat in the jar!

  10. 2-14
    5:38
    pm

    I’m sold. And now I wish I had a dehydrator. Drat you Suzanne, every day you foil my diet. :hungry:
    Suzanne

  11. 2-14
    5:57
    pm

    They do look kinda gross but I bet they taste delicious. Mmm. I love coconut marshmallows too!

  12. 2-14
    6:00
    pm

    These sound good to me I even like the stale Easter peeps in the spring.

  13. 2-14
    6:11
    pm

    Yes they are addictive eh? I think this post is sooo funny.
    Have you tried them in hot coco yet?
    (Astrid, the one from the FBR post :happyfeet: )

  14. 2-14
    7:42
    pm

    I am actually doing marshmallows now!! we are gonna put some in our cupcake batter and give it a try.

  15. 2-14
    7:49
    pm

    The dehydrated marshmallows are really (strangely) good. They work well for a homemade trail mix, too. Get some dried fruit, mixed nuts, granola, and the dried marshmallows. Instant snack!

  16. 2-14
    8:26
    pm

    WOULD DEHYDRATED PRUNES BE CONSIDERED DRIED GRAPES? TRY IT AND LET ME KNOW……

  17. 2-14
    9:05
    pm

    You know, I wish I had a dehydrator now too! I make trail mix with marshmallows right out of the bag but they always get so sticky. Dehydrating them would solve that problem!

  18. 2-14
    9:17
    pm

    It seems that they would be similar to meringue cookies…?

    Dianna
    http://www.thesedaysofmine.com

  19. 2-14
    9:59
    pm

    yep, I did them too…they are perfect for hot chocolate or for decorating the tops of brownies, a la rocky road

  20. 2-14
    10:01
    pm

    mmhoney, dehydrated prunes are dried plums….raisins are dried grapes. And grapes dehydrated to raisins at home are soooo sweet and plump. Haven’t tried to do plums yet….

  21. 2-15
    7:53
    am

    I got a dehydrator for Christmas too! I am going to try this one. We always have marshmallows getting gross. I bet the dehydrated marshmallows would be great in homemade chewy granola bars too. I have some orange peels in the fridge to try and dehydrate, but my book wasn’t that forthcoming on how to dry these. I’m a bit scared to try the orange peels.

  22. 2-15
    8:00
    am

    every year for christmas I make each of my Kids familys a big jar of hot chocolate mix. Now I can add dried mini marshmallows to it. what a great idea!

  23. 2-15
    9:16
    am

    Every year at Easter, I grab a handful of “Peeps” and try to air dry them in my kitchen cupboard so that they get all nice and crunchy. They used to air-dry, they don’t anymore. Either there are too many additives in them to keep them “fresh” or our climate up here is getting even more humid. I finally lose patience and toss the things out.

    Wonder what my husband would say if I told him I need a dehydrator to dry “Peeps” with. He just gave me two tree taps and a stainless steel bucket for Valentines Day. Yes, I’m going try to tap our maple trees in our yard. The neighbors will surely think I’ve lost it this time.

  24. 2-15
    10:12
    am

    Jen in VA, I have dried lemon peel in my dehydrator and they don’t seem to have as strong a flavour or scent as when I air dried them. I would assume the orange peels would be the same way.

  25. 2-15
    12:57
    pm

    I’d probably like them dehydrated, I like them when they are a bit stale. The fresh ones taste gross to me. My daughter loves them, she didn’t get that from me!

  26. 2-15
    4:36
    pm

    @lavenderblue- We make s’mores with dried out Peeps – ours usually sit out in the kitchen in the package for a couple months after Easter, and they make GREAT s’mores! The sugar caramelizes when it melts…ooohhh. We make them in the fireplace in the winter too. Yeah, we have kept peeps a long time :)

  27. 2-15
    5:07
    pm

    Oh yum!

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