I love marshmallows. I usually add them to desserts and but also eat them on their own. So when my local grocery store put marshmallows on sale, I couldn’t help but buy a lot. Now I’m stuck with large bags of them, and I’m afraid they’d turn into a gloopy mess if I’d just leave them in the cupboard! Can I freeze them so they’d stay fresh?
We totally get you! Who wouldn’t grab the chance to get fluffy and yummy marshmallows at a discount, right? After all, having a huge stash of them at home lets you enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate whenever you want. Luckily for you, you can prevent your marshmallows from dissolving into a sticky mess by freezing them. This helps them retain fluffiness, prevents them from sticking to each other, and ensures you can use them even a couple of months down the road.
Can You Freeze Marshmallows?
Freezing marshmallows is one of the best ways to make them last longer. It helps reduce the amount of moisture that enters the marshmallows and allows them to keep their shape.
Frozen marshmallows will obviously be harder than non-frozen ones. But, if you let them thaw for a bit, they’ll return to their fluffy, spongy texture. Their taste also doesn’t get affected when they’re frozen.
Marshmallows stay fresh in the freezer for around three to four months. Try to consume them before that for best results, and don’t let them go beyond four months in the freezer.
If you don’t have enough space in your freezer, you can preserve your marshmallows by storing them in an airtight container and putting them in the fridge.
If you don’t have a freezer or a fridge, place your marshmallows in an airtight container with a piece of white bread, which will absorb moisture and keep the marshmallows from getting soggy.
How to Freeze Marshmallows
Freezing marshmallows is easy! If you have an unopened bag, you can put it directly into your freezer. But, if you want to keep your marshmallows at optimum freshness, or if you’ve already opened the bag, you can take these steps:
- Separate the marshmallows into smaller piles. Large marshmallows can be divided into piles of six, while small marshmallows can be divided into mounds that contain six tablespoons of them.
- Wrap each pile with a sheet of aluminum foil. Make sure to wrap carefully and leave no marshmallow exposed.
- Place the wrapped marshmallows into an airtight Ziploc bag or an airtight plastic container. Label the bag or container with the date when you’d put it inside the freezer.
- You can dust the marshmallows with powdered sugar before wrapping them and putting them in the freezer. This prevents them from sticking to each other. You can also dust them with powdered sugar after taking them out of the freezer.
How To Use Up Extra/Leftover Marshmallows?
Marshmallows are a delicious and versatile treat that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. But what do you do when you have extra marshmallows? Here are five delicious ways to use up your leftover marshmallows:
- Make Rice Krispie Treats – Rice Krispie Treats are a classic dessert that are sure to please everyone. To make them, simply melt some butter in a large pot. Add in some marshmallows and stir until they’re melted. Add in some cereal and stir until combined. Press the mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and let cool. Once cooled, cut into squares and enjoy!
- Make s’mores – S’mores are a classic summer treat that can be enjoyed any time of year. To make them, simply place a marshmallow on a skewer and hold it over a fire until it’s melted. Place the marshmallow on a graham cracker, top with a chocolate square, and top with another graham cracker. Enjoy!
- Make hot chocolate – Hot chocolate is a winter favorite that can be made even better with the addition of marshmallows. Simply add some milk and chocolate to a pot and stir until the chocolate is melted. Add in some marshmallows and stir until combined. Pour into cups and enjoy!
- Make a fruit salad – Marshmallows are a great addition to any fruit salad. Just add them in with your other favorite fruits, and you’ll have a tasty and healthy dish in no time.
- Make marshmallow popcorn – Marshmallow popcorn is a delicious and easy snack that everyone will love. To make it, simply melt some marshmallows in a pot. Once melted, add in some popped popcorn and stir until coated. Spread the mixture onto a greased baking sheet and let cool. Once cooled, break into pieces and enjoy!
So there you have it – five delicious ways to use up your leftover marshmallows. Next time you find yourself with extra marshmallows, try one of these recipes and enjoy!
You don’t always need to have a campfire just to enjoy s’mores. Watch this video to create this yummy dessert using your microwave and oven.
Use this recipe to add a twist to your favorite marshmallows and turn them into delicious, eye-catching desserts that you can serve during parties or even give as gifts.
No-Bake Marshmallow Puffs
There’s no need to mess with the oven with this recipe! Simply throw a few ingredients together to create yummy, chocolate-y puffs that your kids will love.
Yes, you can freeze marshmallows. They will last for 3-4 months in the freezer if stored properly. Follow these steps: remove the marshmallows from heat, allow them to cool down completely, wrap well in an airtight bag or container, label the bag with date and contents, and put them in the freezer.
Let me know your experience with freezing marshmallows by commenting below!