Marshmallows send me into a nostalgic reverie of warm nights around a campfire, a scene I hope to be enjoying in just a few short weeks as we creep into spring. I would toast (ahem, burn) my marshmallow on a long, crooked branch, and then smash them between a bar of milk chocolate and two graham crackers.
I first tried a recipe that harks back to my childhood memories, opting for Chocolate S’more Pie with layers of chocolate cream filling and homemade fluff. The pie is broiled until the marshmallows are browned and crackly, much like the delicate morsels I used to brown over the fire.
For a quirky twist to this campfire classic, I always turn to Avocado Marshmallows, where the sweet, kid-friendly snacks meet the subtle taste of avocado and lime zest. I toast these puffs with a small kitchen blowtorch or over a gas burner until lightly caramelized on the outside. My final marshmallow fix comes in the form of Whoopie Pies that sandwich pillowy fluff inside delicate chocolate cakes.
How do you like to eat your marshmallows?