How To Make Fluff Out Of Marshmallows With One Extra Ingredient

Understandably, you may not want to purchase an entire jar of Marshmallow Fluff solely for the occasional Fluffernutter sandwich, even if it is one of the dishes that defines American cuisine. As such, a quick and easy homemade marshmallow spread recipe can be a game-changer, especially when it only calls for two ingredients in total.

All you need is a bag of marshmallows and some corn syrup (or honey, if you don't have corn syrup on hand). However much spread you decide to make, keep a ratio of two cups marshmallows to one tablespoon corn syrup. While that may not seem like a lot of corn syrup, it's actually just enough to keep the marshmallows soft and gooey once melted.

You can melt your marshmallows in one of several ways, be it in the microwave, on the stove, or a double-boiler. Regardless of your chosen method, be sure to use appropriate cookware — glass or ceramic for the microwave, stainless steel for the stovetop, and glass or stainless steel for a double-boiler.

Deliciously fun ways to use homemade marshmallow spread

Whether store-bought or homemade, marshmallow spread can be used in countless ways. At its simplest, it can serve as a decadent fruit dip or a gooey hot chocolate topping — the ultimate upgrade, if you ask us. You can also employ this spread to craft cookie sandwiches, whether it's an oatmeal creme pie copycat or a bonfire-free s'mores treat. Similarly, marshmallow spread makes an excellent filling for cakes, such as in this nostalgic marshmallow-filled chocolate cake, or even pies.

Of course, if you're feeling more creative, you can incorporate marshmallow spread into your favorite fudge recipes, adding an airy and gooey texture to an otherwise dense dessert. Yum. You could even take this spread in a sweet cheese-inspired direction, using it for dessert quesadillas or pizza. How fun would it be to make dessert nachos, with marshmallow spread as cheese, chocolate chips as meat, and graham crackers or cookies as chips? Truly, the possibilities are endless.

Getting the most out of your homemade Fluff

One of the trickiest aspects of marshmallow spread is its stickiness. During the process of making homemade Fluff, you can reduce the sticky mess by either coating utensils and cookware with a nonstick spray, or simply dipping utensils in water. Whichever method you prefer, be sure to coat your hands as well, as you'll likely need to handle your marshmallow spread directly. Additionally use a nonstick spray or oil in your eventual storage container for easy handling.

When it comes to shelf-life, store-bought Marshmallow Fluff may last up to a year. Unfortunately, homemade marshmallow spread will lose its airy texture after about five days, so your best bet is to make it in small amounts, and only right before you need to use it. After all, you don't want any of that gooey goodness to go to waste. You can store it at room temperature, but keep it in a dark and dry place, such as a cupboard, to help maintain its quality.