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How To Melt Marshmallows

There are few things quite as pleasant and iconic as melting up some marshmallows to enjoy a sweet snack with a group of friends or family.

Melted marshmallows can be used in all kinds of ways, and in all kinds of different recipes, and because of this, it can be interesting to find out some of the useful ways that you can melt marshmallows.

Luckily, there’s more than just simply placing your marshmallows on the end of a stick and holding them over your campfire, when it comes to melting marshmallows.

Want to find out some of the incredible ways that you can melt marshmallows?

Then you will definitely want to keep on reading down below because today, we are going to take you through some of these methods!

Using Your Stove

One of the best simple methods for melting marshmallows is to make use of your stovetop.

In order to do this, you will need two pots of different sizes, one will be a large saucepan, and the other will be a smaller pot of a much smaller depth.

What you will want to do is to fill the large pot up with water, and allow that water to boil while the pot is on the stovetop.

While the water boils, grab your smaller and shallower pot, and line it with a thin layer of grease, which will prevent your marshmallows from getting stuck. 

Place the smaller pot on the top of the larger pot, as it continues to boil.

You will want to ensure that the smaller pot is not able to touch the water in the larger pot, as this will cause the marshmallows to get too hot, and run the risk of burning.

From here, once the smaller pot has begun to warm up, take your marshmallows and drop them right into the pot.

Luckily, with this method, you do not need to worry about the size of your marshmallows. You can use large or small marshmallows.

Once you add the marshmallows to the pot, you should notice them beginning to melt in no time.

Add around two small tablespoons of water to the pot, to help to keep the marshmallows from becoming too thick and pasty and they melt.

If you want to create a specific flavor or color from your marshmallows, then this is the time to add your flavoring or coloring, as you will be able to most easily mix the marshmallows.

Eventually, you will also want to reduce the heat on your stove to ‘Low’, as this keeps the melted marshmallows from becoming burnt.

At this point, you will want to mix in a few more drops of water, as this helps to keep the mixture from getting too thick and being more at risk of burning or drying out. 

Using Your Oven

If you want to freeze up your stove top for other food as you cook, then you can also make use of your oven to melt the marshmallows. 

To use your oven, you will want to start by heating up your oven to around 450 degrees Fahrenheit and grabbing an oven-safe dish of some kind.

Leave the dish in the oven for some time, to allow it to heat up to just the right temperature before adding your marshmallows.

As the dish heats up, start chopping your marshmallows in half, along the curved sides. This will then leave you with some much smaller marshmallows.

If you already have mini marshmallows to work with, then simply leave them as is!

Once your marshmallows are prepared, and your dish is nice and hot, simply melt some butter into the skillet, and spread it until it coats the surface of the dish evenly. 

Once the dish has been coated, simply drop your marshmallows into place, and allow them to cook.

If you wish, you could even drop some chocolate chips into the mix, to allow them to melt alongside the marshmallows, and create a delightful s’mores-inspired flavor.

When they are in the dish, place it back into the oven, for around 7 minutes. Keep watching as you cook. The tops of the marshmallows will turn golden, and the insides will be incredibly soft. 

Use Your Stove Like A Fire

If you wanted to melt your marshmallows in a more traditional manner similar to how you likely melted marshmallows around the campfire, then you can easily use your stovetop.

Set the stove to around medium to high heat, and then skewer some of the marshmallows on long sticks. 

From here, hold the skewered marshmallows directly over the flame, to allow them to melt slowly. Make sure not to hold the marshmallow too close to the flame and rush the process.

Allow the marshmallows to slowly melt.

You’ll notice the outside of the marshmallows turning a golden brown color, and this is the desired look you want, as this means that the insides of the marshmallows are becoming nice and soft.

To Wrap Up

There you have it! As you can now see, you do not need to create an entire campfire just to enjoy your marshmallows in the gooey and melted form that we all know and love.

You can easily make use of household kitchen appliances to melt your marshmallows, without running the risk of melting them.

Using the stovetop method is perfect because it allows you to create a creamy melted-marshmallow mixture that can then easily be spread onto all kinds of different sweet treats!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Microwave A Marshmallow?

Yes, however, you will want to make sure that you do not microwave them for too long, as they can run the risk of popping, and making a mess!

Can You Melt Marshmallows Over Hot Water?

Absolutely, you can use the heat generated by boiling water to easily cook marshmallows!

Do Marshmallows Harden After Melted?

Yes. Eventually, melted marshmallows will harden after having been melted.

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