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DIY and WDI4U Valentine’s Day dessert ideas

January 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Whether you love making your own treats, or the convenience of a creative dessert ready-to-serve, we’ve got you covered.

Here are some marshmallow-y DIY and WDI4U (We Did it For You) dessert ideas for Valentine’s Day, or for any time you want to show some love.

DIY Heart Shaped Marshmallow Cookie Sandwiches

Cinnamon Puffwich

DIY Super Easy Chocolate Fondue

Peppi-mint marshmallows dipped in melted Hershey's

WDI4U Dessert or Gift Idea

Valentine's Gift Box Description 2017

 

Plush Puffs Cocoa Lover’s Gift Box, $32.99 (on sale from $37.99)

A sweet gift for a sweetie.

Each box contains a tin of phenomenal Chili Burnt Caramel “drinking chocolate” from our good friends at Eclipse Chocolate,
heart shaped Vanilla Bean marshmallows, MugToppers with heart cut outs, a box of Chocolate Chipetta Plush Puffs, and an 11oz Plush Puffs logo mug.

Available only while supplies last so get it now!

Marshmallow Valentine's Day Dessert Ideas

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Glam Up your New Year’s Eve Party with a Gourmet S’mores Bar

December 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Looking for a creative, easy, and fun way to ring in the New Year? Add a gourmet s’mores bar to your dessert table this year.

Photo and bar by Clean Eats & Treats https://www.instagram.com/cleaneats_cleantreats

Photo and bar by Clean Eats & Treats https://www.instagram.com/cleaneats_cleantreats

It’s easy. Just put out plates of a variety of graham crackers and cookies, squares of all kinds of chocolate; the usual milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate are great options. To really glam it up, though, find some artisan and exotic flavored chocolates such as peppermint, chipotle, curry, salted, etc. We like Vosges, Chuao Chocolatier, and local Los Angeles chocolate makers Mast Brothers for interesting varieties, but get creative! 3-4 choices of chocolate is best.

Then put out bowls of marshmallow flavors, such as Gingerbread Spice, Peppi-Mint, Caramel Swirl, Toasty Coconut, and more. Again 3-4 flavors choices are best. Too many options makes it too hard to choose!

You can get really fancy and add fruit to the mix – sliced bananas, pears, strawberries etc.

Fill a glass flower vase with long bamboo skewers to put the marshmallows on for toasting. Put out 2-3 ceramic bowls with chafing dish candles (e.g. Sterno brand) in them. Be sure the chafing candles burn alcohol and do not have a wick.

Toasting a marshmallow on a bamboo skewer over an alcohol based chafing dish candle

Toasting a marshmallow on a bamboo skewer over an alcohol based chafing dish candle

This makes them food safe and won’t add candle flavor to the marshmallows. Place the bowls on top of plates as well. This ensures that if the bowls heat up on the bottom, your table or whatever surface your s’mores bar is on stays cool. It also helps to make the candles more visible so people are aware of the hot flame!

Your guests will then choose their combinations of cookies, chocolates, and marshmallows. Skewer a marshmallow or two onto the bamboo stick, hold over the chafing flame for a bit while turning it, and assemble the s’more.

So many different combinations and s'mores creations!

So many different combinations and s’mores creations!

Entertainment and dessert all in one!

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Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Cereal Treats!

September 30th, 2016 · No Comments

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Our Pumpkin Spice marshmallows are back! So we thought we’d make a yummy Halloween themed treat with them.

I wanted to use the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios I’d been hearing about, but I couldn’t find them in my local store 🙁 So I made them with regular Cheerios and I thought they turned out delicious anyway! I’m sure they’d be extra pumpkin-y with the flavored Cheerios so definitely use them if you’re lucky enough to have them at your store.

Marshmallow cereal treats are easy to make:

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Grease or butter a 9×11 baking pan

Melt the butter in a large pan or deep pot.

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Take off the heat and put in the marshmallows to melt. Stir until they are completely melted.

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Add in the Cheerios. I did not need to use the entire box. I used all but about 1/4 of the box. So yay, I have breakfast for tomorrow. Stir until all the cereal is completely coated with melted marshmallow.

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Pour the cereal mixture into the buttered baking pan. Get your hands slightly wet and press the mixture into the pan. Let it cool.

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After it’s cool, you can remove the giant triangle of marshmallow crunchy goodness onto a serving plate or cutting board. Sprinkle with the sprinkles. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Cereal Treats made with Plush Puffs Hand Crafted Marshmallows

 

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Patchwork Show Long Beach, June 12, 2016

June 6th, 2016 · No Comments

We are super excited to once again be at the Long Beach Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival put on by Dear Handmade Life. We love this show – the people that attend, the vendors that vend, and the people that organize it.

Come on out as we will have plenty of Plush Puffs marshmallows to try. We will have all of our flavors available (even the ones that are hard to find in stores!) and great deals (no tax!). We’ll even have our new 7 oz. pouches of our most popular flavors.

Sunday June 12, 2016
11am-5pm
Marine Stadium
5255 E Paoli Way, Long Beach, California 90803

More info here on the show. Should be a beautiful day!

Patchwork Show Long Beach June 2016

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How to Make Your Own LOW FAT (or even nonfat!) Pumpkin Spice Coffee

October 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Pumpkin Spice coffee made with Pumpkin Spice marshmallows from Plush Puffs Hand Crafted MarshmallowsIt’s that time of year when everything worth existing is converted to Pumpkin Spice flavor. One of the best and most associated with cooler weather (at least if you’re not in southern California) is a pumpkin spice latte or other pumpkin spiced coffee drink. The major coffee places like Starbucks and Coffee Bean and Corner Bakery do make extremely good pumpkin-y espresso treats. I love indulging in them. But I also like to dress up my own coffee at home and save a few cents, calories and fat grams!

If you have a fancy espresso machine, like a Nestle Dolce Gusto which I have, you can easily make a latte or cappuccino. While good, they aren’t low fat. So here’s how to make a creamy, frothy, coffee, with pumpkin spice sweetness by using lowfat (or even nonfat milk), and a few Pumpkin Spice Plush Puffs Hand Crafted Marshmallows! Five (yes! 5!) Pumpkin Spice Plush Puffs marshmallows are only 70 calories and have ZERO grams of fat. So, by using low or nonfat milk, three Plush Puffs pumpkin marshmallows, and no additional sugar, you have a very low calorie, and low- or nonfat pumpkin coffee drink!

Ingredients

  • A cup of your favorite coffee
  • 1/4 cup or 1/3 cup of lowfat or nonfat milk. Lowfat adds a little bit of fatty flavor to the coffee without adding too much fat, but nonfat milk keeps your pumpkin coffee totally fat free. The amount of milk depends on how much milk you prefer.
  • 3 Pumpkin Spice Plush Puffs marshmallows

Directions

Make some coffee! Any kind, anyway you like. To keep calories low, make non-flavored coffee. If you have some flavored pumpkin coffee, that’s fantastic!

While your coffee is brewing, in another cup or a measuring cup, heat the milk in the microwave for only about 20 seconds. This is just to get it a little warm so it doesn’t cool down your coffee too much.

Use a milk frother to froth up the milk. I got this one on Amazon for under $10.

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It works like this:

When the coffee is ready and the milk frothed, pour some of the non-frothed milk from the measuring cup into the coffee and then spoon the frothed milk on top.

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Top with 3 Pumpkin Spice Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows and you’re good to go!

Pumpkin Spice coffee made with Pumpkin Spice marshmallows from Plush Puffs Hand Crafted Marshmallows

I stirred the marshmallows into the hot coffee so that the marshmallows mixed with the frothy milk and melted into the coffee to spread the sweetness and the pumpkin spices around. The marshmallows flavored the whole drink well. If you want more pumpkin spice flavor or sweetness, add more marshmallows! Remember, even FIVE of them only have 70 calories and ZERO grams of fat!

Pumpkin Spice coffee made with Pumpkin Spice marshmallows from Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows

Pumpkin Spice coffee made with Pumpkin Spice marshmallows from Plush Puffs Hand Crafted Marshmallows

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It’s National S’mores Day!

August 10th, 2015 · No Comments

Yes! It’s a thing! We will be celebrating this auspicious day all day. How about you? What are some of your favorite s’mores? Obviously, we have a ton of smores ideas on this blog which you are free to use in your own s’mores recipes. Here’s a classic, toasted over a wood fire outdoors. Hard to beat that! Don’t forget the marshmallows!

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Coconut Walnut Girl Scout Cookie S’more

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Coconut Walnut Girl Scout Cookie

I. Love. Girl Scout. Cookies. They are the awesomest. Every year I get a few choice flavors and we savor everyone. The Thin Mints are in the freezer, the hubby is enjoying the Tagalongs and the Samoas are already gone. Those go fast here. One of my favorites seems like the most simple and “boring” varieties, but shortbread Trefoils are so buttery and flaky that they are just delicious. So, I thought I’d make a s’more with them.

Ingredients for Coconut Walnut Girl Scout Cookie S'more

I used another of my favorite gourmet treats; the CocoNUTS Walnut Butter from Crazy Go Nuts. This nut butter is really, really good and I thought it would be a great ingredient for a s’more. I was right! This walnut butter is made simply with walnuts, organic coconut, and organic sugars. That’s it, but it’s great.

So, to the s’more. Since the walnut butter is made with coconut, I thought our Toasty Coconut marshmallows would pair well.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Toasty Coconut Plush Puffs Handmade Gourmet Marshmallows (depending on how gooey you like your s’mores)
  • 2 Trefoil Girl Scout Cookies
  • 1/2 TBS – 1 TBS of Crazy Go Nuts CocoNUTS Walnut Butter

Directions

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Smear the walnut butter on one of the Trefoils. Lick the spoon. Toast up the marshmallows over your gas stove, or a wood fire if you’ve got one going. Place the marshmallows on top of the walnut butter and sandwich everything with the other Trefoil. Chow down.

Coconut Walnut Girl Scout Cookie S'more; Toasty Coconut  Plush Puffs Handmade  Gourmet Marshmallows, Crazy Go Nuts Coconut Walnut Butter, Trefoils Girl Scout Cookies

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Coffee + Marshmallows = YUM!

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

We are so lucky to have a connection at Nestle’s NESCAFE Dole Gusto‘s marketing arm. These guys make one of the best single cup espresso/cappuccino/coffee machines out there. Their regular coffee is rich and delicious, but what makes their machines and coffee pods special are the lattes, cappuccinos, and more that you can make simply and quickly. Their drinks taste as good as they look which is why they are always brewing them into clear glass mugs and taking tons of photos. Recently, they’ve been adding various flavors of Plush Puffs to their drinks and the images, and flavors!, are truly something to behold. Check them out!

Dolce Gusto Mocha with Simply S'mores Plush Puffs

Dolce Gusto Mocha with Simply S’mores Plush Puffs

Dolce Gusto Cappuccino with Mochaccino Plush Puffs

Dolce Gusto Cappuccino with Mochaccino Plush Puffs

Dolce Gusto Vanilla Latte Macchiato with Pumpkin Pie Plush Puffs

Dolce Gusto Vanilla Latte Macchiato with Pumpkin Pie Plush Puffs

Dolce Gusto Vanilla Latte Machiato with Peppi-Mint

Dolce Gusto Vanilla Latte Machiato with Peppi-Mint

Check out the espresso machines at NESCAFE Dole Gusto’s website – they are really nice look and take up so little counter space. And head over to Plush Puffs to stock up on some marshmallows to sweeten up your cup!



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Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows are Back! (Also, 20% for a limited time)

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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Woo hoo! It’s Pumpkin EVERYTHING season! We love this time of year as the pumpkin flavored goodies start arriving. We can’t get enough of it. Which is why we love to make our pumpkin marshmallows: Pumpkin Pie Plush Puffs Hand-Crafted Marshmallows! These gourmet treats can turn your hot beverage instantly into pumpkin coffee, pumpkin tea, pumpkin hot cocoa and more. Smore’s made with our pumpkin pie marshmallows are a little mini pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust. Add some caramel or whipped cream for a real treat.

They toast amazingly, caramelizing the sugars and pumpkin pie spices making everything smell like a cozy fall day.

Pumpkin Pie Plush Puffs come in our usual 4 oz. bag (with 15-18 marshmallows per bag), but they don’t come in a retail box (they are a special edition after all!).

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And because it’s Fall, we’re back to our regular shipping methods & pricing (including ground shipping). To celebrate pumpkin-time and normal shipping, we’re giving you 20% off for a limited time:

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Enough of this blog typing. I’m off to toast up a pumpkin marshmallow.

 

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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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