Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows Blog

S'mores Recipes, Dessert Ideas, Tasty Treats and More!

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It’s National S’mores Day Again! Yay!

August 9th, 2014 · No Comments

How do we know this is the greatest country in the world? Because we have a National S’mores Day of course! This very American dessert is celebrated on August 10 every year and, of course, Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows is all over it. This blog has TONS of gourmet s’mores recipes for you to try out. Some of our favorites (click the images for the recipes):

Doughnut hole s'mores

Donut hole s’mores

 

 

Kiwi S'more

Kiwi S’more

Decadent Nutella french toast s'more

Decadent Nutella french toast s’more

 

Strawberry and chocolate shortcake s'more

Strawberry and chocolate shortcake s’more

 

S'more on a stick

S’more on a stick

But there really is no wrong way to make a s’more! Just toast a flavorful marshmallow, sandwich it in chocolate and graham crackers or cookies and you’re good to go! We LOVE seeing other ideas and photos of smores, so please send them or post them to us!

National Smores Day 2014

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Gorgeous Menu for a Wedding Reception S’mores Bar

June 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A customer in Minnesota ordered up four flavors of Plush Puffs marshmallows to be used in a s’mores bar at her son’s wedding reception. She chose Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chipetta, Toasty Coconut and Peppi-mint to make some clever and creative s’mores recipes. She asked Mellan Solutions to create a menu for the smores and the result is just amazing. Check it out:

Menu for a Wedding Reception S'mores Bar

We love these s’mores recipe ideas and think the menu looks terrific. We’re sure the smores bar will be a big hit at the wedding and wish the couple a long, happy, and loving marriage!

If you need help designing a s’mores table for your event (recipes ideas, amount of marshmallows needed for the number of guests, etc.) contact us via email or give us a call and we’ll help you out!

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Happy 50th Anniversary Nutella!

May 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Wow! Nutella chocolate & hazelnut spread has been Nutella-ing for 50 years! And why not? It’s a truly versatile and tasty treat. It’s one of our very favorite things to make s’mores with. Substitute Nutella spread for the chocolate in any s’more recipe and you’ve elevated your dessert in one fell swoop.

We’ve made Nutella s’mores galore. Here are a few to get you drooling:

Nutella French Toast Sandwich S’more

Nutella S'more made with French Toast and Plush Puffs marshmallows

Nutella S’more Taco

Nutella taco smore s'more

Nutella S’more Crepe

Nutella s'more crepe

Nutella makes great s’mores with graham crackers, cookies, fruit, etc. You name it it will be yum. So check out the Nutella 50th Anniversary tour if it comes to your town and then get on making those Nutella smores! Send us some photos and we’ll post them!

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Plush Puffs Marshmallows for Catering

May 5th, 2014 · No Comments

In addition to our retail boxes that we sell online and via retailers across the country (and even in Canada!), we sell a LOT of marshmallows in 1 pound and 2 pound bulk bags. Some of them are ordered by marshmallow lovers who want a lot of ‘mallows and don’t worry about our pretty packaging, but most of them are purchased by caterers and restaurants to use in recipes, buffets, candy tables, s’mores bars, dessert displays and more. Here are a few examples of how people are using our marshmallows at catered events:

Alice in Wonderland Party designed by Cobalt Events, Los Angeles

Chocolate Chipetta Marshmallows in an Alice in Wonderland Party designed by Cobalt Events, Los Angeles

 

Gourmet S'mores Dessert at the Community Oven in Hampton, NH

Gourmet S’mores Dessert at the Community Oven in Hampton, NH

 

S'mores Table by http://instagram.com/embracingthecurves#

S’mores Table by http://instagram.com/embracingthecurves#

Drinking Chocolate at Eclipse Chocolate in San Diego, CA

Drinking Chocolate at Eclipse Chocolate in San Diego, CA

 

Fireside S'mores at the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma CA wine country

Fireside S’mores at the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma CA wine country

 

S'mores table for a dinner party

S’mores table for a dinner party

 

Tavern on 2 Long Beach S'mores

Tavern on 2 Long Beach S’mores

 

 

 

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The Plush Kid’s 100th Day of School Project

February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Taking inspiration from a project done in a previous year by a kid who had the same (AMAZING) teacher, the Plush Kid decided she wanted to make an igloo out of 100 Plush Puffs marshmallows for her Kindergarten 100 days of school project. She also added some cute drawings of a snowman and a penguin held up with tooth picks.

igloo made out of 100 marshmallows

The assignment was to take 100 of anything and arrange them creatively. They all brought in their projects today, the 100th day of school for the Los Angeles School District. I am amazed and inspired by the ideas and execution of these projects from 5 and 6 year olds. Other projects included 100 Rainbow Loom bracelets, 100 pieces of torn, colored paper arranged into a beautiful mosaic landscape, 100 crayons arranged and melted on a canvas, 100 delicious cookies, 100 Legos arranged in a picture and to spell out “100 Days,” a collection of 100 leaves, 100 colorful feathers arranged to look like a butterfly and flowers, 100 burred seeds from trees arranged in 10 strands to look like a beaded curtain, and so much more! Click the photo below to see it bigger.

100 Days of School Projects

Feeling so fortunate to have such a creative kid and a great class for her to learn in.

 

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New Things are New!

January 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

We decided to being the new year with some very new things at Plush Puffs. First, and most delicious, we are now making and selling amazing chocolate walnut fudge, made with our Chocolate Chipetta marshmallows. We’ve actually been making this fudge for a while now using the “odds & ends” from the process of making our chocolate marshmallows. Our friends keep telling us it’s so good that we should sell it. So we are!

Plush Puffs Fab Fudge

We start with our Chocolate Chipetta marshmallows, and melt them down with chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter, sugar, walnuts, salt, and flavorings to create this delicious concoction. Each box contains a block of fudge approximately 1 lb in weight, approximately 4″ x 6″ x 1″ in size.

And we know you’ll love it so we’re giving you an incentive to give our Fab Fudge a try; 50% off of one pound with the coupon code OHFUDGE for a limited time:

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We’ve also got a great new Valentine’s Day gift box.

 Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows Gift Box

A special treat, this box delivers hot cocoa pleasure. Included in the package are a box of Chocolate Chipetta® Plush Puffs, a pack of Peppi-Mint MugToppers®, three packets of delicious cocoa mix, and a mug. Available for a limited time only!

Finally, we are working on changing the look of our logo, packaging and website. Here’s a sneak peak of the new logo and tagline:

Plush Puffs Hand Crafted Marshmallows Snack Toast Melt

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HAPPY 2014!!

January 1st, 2014 · No Comments

To a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all of you.

New Years 2014

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate – I’m Up All Night To Get Cozy

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s November. It’s almost Thanksgiving. And it’s been 90 degrees at Plush Puffs HQ the last couple days. What the what?! I know it’s Southern California, but it’s not usually THAT hot here this time of year. Luckily, the nights are cool and temps will drop significantly this weekend. Meanwhile, the rest of the country is bundling up and trying to warm their toes.

And there is no better way to warm up than with some favorite creature comforts, like hot chocolate & marshmallows, a romantic moment, your favorite person, and maybe a nip of something.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa with Peppimint Plush Puffs marshmallows and Peppermint Schnapps

peppimint cocoa

Don’t skimp on the hot cocoa. Make it rich and dreamy. We recommend the Ticket Kitchen French Dark Truffle hot chocolate on a stick or the Double Dark Cocoa drinking chocolate from Eclipse Chocolate. Both of these are silky and decadent. To make them pepperminty, top off with a couple of Plush Puffs Peppimint peppermint marshmallows, made with real peppermint extract and nothing artificial. They will melt perfectly into the cocoa to create a flavor that will bring you back to your favorite winters of your memories.

To make it more romantic, add a tablespoon of Peppermint Schnapps and a share the moment with a loved one. Turn a simple hot cocoa into a romantic, thoughtful dessert by serving it on a table with a table cloth and gorgeous candlesticks like these from Red Envelope.

Red Envelope Twist Candlesticks

Like those candlesticks? More romantic gift ideas on Red Envelope‘s site.

There is nothing like staying in on a cold winter night!

 

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Whole Foods Sampling Dates!

November 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Whole Foods Plush Puffs

We’re excited to again be working with our friends at deMOOing to do some sampling events at a handful of Southern California area Whole Foods. We do this to encourage purchase at these Whole Foods which carry our products and to spread some marshmallow love. If you’re in the area, we would love to see you and feed you :-)

11/9 Whole Foods El Segundo 12:00pm-3:00pm
11/11 Whole Foods West LA 12:00pm-3:00pm
11/15 Whole Foods Santa Monica 12:00pm-3:00pm

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Customer Feedback – Gorgeously Decorated Giant Marshmallow Birthday Cake

November 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes us happier then when we get emails from happy customers. This was a very special story and we’re thrilled that our customer gave us permission to share it and her photos with you:

Thank you SO much for making a little girl the happiest! My daughter Kenzie was born with a rare disorder and can’t eat any foods that have fat in them. We’ve become very good at making her substitutions for foods so she can eat happily but there is one thing Kenzie has never had… A birthday cake. We never were able to find a fat free cake that looks and tastes normal. When I heard about your giant marshmallow “cakes” I got so excited! We decorated it and this morning, on Kenzie’s 6th birthday we surprised Kenzie with her very first birthday cake! You just made a little girl the happiest birthday girl in the world and for that her parents are very thankful! Thank you so much!!!

Wow. Her first birthday cake. Ever. We are so honored to be part of such a very special day for this family.

And they did an AMAZING job decorating the cake! A beautiful treat for a luck little girl. Happy, happy birthday Kenzie!

Giant Marshmallow Cake Decorated

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