Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bars Topped with Plush Puffs

These are absolutely delicious and even better topped with Plush Puffs Hand Crafted Marshmallows. We used this recipe from Delish.com but instead of the mini-marshmallows, we used our Vanilla Bean and our Gingerbread Spice marshmallows which turned them from 10 t0 11.

Check out the recipe on Delish and try them for yourself!

 

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfait topped with Pumpkin Spice Plush Puffs

Spice it Up with Pumpkin!

This is an easy, no bake dessert but it will definitely wow your friends and family with decadence, flavor, and texture.

Ingredients for the cheesecake

  • 1 8 oz. pckg. cream cheese
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree (organic)
  • 4 Ts sugar (more if your pumpkin puree isn’t sweet enough – ours was very sweet!)
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly whipped cream
  • 1 T Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Ts melted Butter
  • 2-3 Pumpkin Spice Plush Puffs Marshamllows per serving

Directions:

In a large bowl, blend together cream cheese, pumpkin pure and sugar, and pumpkin pie spice with a hand mixer.  Whip the cream in a non-reactive bowl.  Fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and refrigerate.

For the crust, combine graham crumbs and melted butter.

To assemble:

Fill dessert glasses (we used no-stem wine tumblers) with 2-3 Ts graham crust each – use back of a spoon or small ladle to press down.  Spoon in some pumpkin cheesecake mixture, or get really fancy and fill a plastic baggie with pumpkin cheesecake mix – cut a corner and gently pipe into glasses. Skewer 2-3 Plush Puffs Pumpkin Spice marshmallows and toast them over fire until browned and melted to just about falling off the skewer – quickly top cheesecake and either chill to serve later or serve immediately.

 

 

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National S’mores Day 2017 – Banana Caramel S’mores

Happy Nat’l Smores Day everyone!

It’s time to make some yummy treats

This year we are highlighting a recipe from our favorite book “S’mores: Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion” by Lisa Adams. The photo of the s’more is from her book as well, but we have made this recipe using Caramel Swirl Plush Puffs and they are DIVINE. Buttery, gooey, with that toasted marshmallow crunch we all love. Make these!

Banana Caramel S’mores
2-3 Hershey’s Caramel Kisses or other small caramel filled chocolates
1 graham cracker broken in half
2 Caramel Swirl Plush Puffs marshmallows
4 banana slices

Place the chocolates on top of one of the graham halves. Place that on top of a grill, or hold carefully near your fire or gas stove to start the chocolate melting a big. Place the banana halves on top of the chocolates. Toast up the marshmallows on a skewer or stick. Use the second graham half to help slide the toasted marshmallows on top of the bananas and use that graham half to top it all off. Enjoy!!

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DIY and WDI4U Valentine’s Day dessert ideas

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

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!

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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

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

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!

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

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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