Coffee + Marshmallows = YUM!

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)


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!).

pumpkin pie marshmallows

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:

Pumpkin2014 Coupon

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!

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

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!

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

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

S’mores Table by

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

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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HAPPY 2014!!

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

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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