Christmas Marshmallow Creations

The marshmallow was originally discovered over 2000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians, boiling the sap from the mallow plant (Althaea officinalis) and honey together to create a thick gooey mixture. The mixture from the wild salty water marshes was considered to be very special and reserved for the gods and royalty. Today marshmallows can be found in various shapes and sizes, as well as a vast number of flavours including key lime pie, lemon sorbet, salted caramel and many more. Here are easy to make at home, Christmas marshmallow treats.


Christmas Tree with white tray in front with everything to make a Christmas hot chocolate, including marshmallows, cocoa and peppermint candy canes.
Christmas Hot Chocolate, Marshmallow and Peppermint Candy Canes ©MDHarding

Christmas Marshmallow Creations


I don't know about you but I love marshmallows in my hot chocolate, marshmallow smores and toasted marshmallows. Here in Edinburgh, we have the delightful Marshmallow Lady who creates a wide range of incredibly flavoured marshmallows.


Wooden chopping board with giant marshmallow top hat, two smores, bag of pumpkin spice marshmallows and gel burner. e
Marshmallows from the Marshmallow Lady, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

Chocolate Marshmallow Reindeer


What you will need:


Marshmallows - Morrisons

Chocolate - Morrisons

Pretzels - Morrissons

Edible eyes and something for Rudolph's red nose (we used Marks and Spencer's red balls inside their Rudolph Munch but you could use red icing).


Gently boil some cold water in a pan and place a glass bowl filled with chocolate above it. Stir the chocolate until melted, then remove from the heat. Cover the marshmallows in chocolate, then place on the pretzels, Rudolph's red nose and edible eyes. Great fun for all ages (wink).


Marshmallows covered in milk chocolate, with pretzels for antlers, edible eyes and red candy nose.
Marshmallow Reindeer ©MDHarding

Marshmallow Snowmen


What you will need:


A packet of marshmallows - Asda

Cake decorating pens - Asda


Marshmallow snowmen are really easy to make, melt in the hot chocolate and very quickly disappear!


I used a cocktail stick to hold a few marshmallows together and decorated them with the cake decorating pens. Though I found that the consistency was a bit runny (you might like to use coloured icing instead). I placed them in a mug filled with hot chocolate and squirty cream. Then I used some cake decorating toppers (from hobbycraft) to make more festive.

Marshmallow Snowman in a mug filled with hot chocolate, squirty cream and festive cake decorating toppers.
Festive Marshmallow Snowman ©MDHarding

Marshmallow Christmas Puddings


What you will need:


Marshmallows - Asda

White Icing - Morrissons

Cake decorating tree toppers - Hobbycraft


These fancy little nibbles are great for Christmas get-togethers and parties.


Melt some of your favourite chocolate and cover the marshmallows. I used a cocktail stick to place each on a plate to dry. Once dry, mix some white icing sugar and pour over your chocolate covered marshmallows. Then decorate with either mini smarties or M&M's etc.

Marshmallows covered in milk chocolate, white icing, decorated with mini smarties and edible green trees
Christmas Marshmallow Puddings ©MDHarding

Festive Marshmallow Candy Canes


These festive marshmallow candy canes are a perfect addition to your hot chocolate.


Here's what you will need:


Peppermint candy canes

Marshmallows

Chocolate

Coloured edible stars


Stick the peppermint candy canes into the marshmallows and cover in melted milk chocolate. Then cover in festive coloured edible stars. Yum!


Peppermint candy canes in milk chocolate covered marshmallows, along with festive coloured edible stars,
Christmas Marshmallow Candy Canes ©MDHarding

Peppermint Marshmallows


Would you like to try and make your own peppermint marshmallows? Would love to know how you get on.


I hope you have enjoyed reading and feel inspired to create one or more of these Christmas marshmallow creations.


Happy Holidays x


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