A pile of white marshmallows
The Way To Melt Marshmallows On The Stove Without Making Caramel
Due to their high sugar content, marshmallows caramelize fast and melting them on the stove without knowing how to stop them from cooking too quickly can lead to a sticky mess.
When melting them on the stove, use a pot large enough to provide room for the marshmallows as they warm up and expand, and spray the pot with cooking oil to prevent stickiness.
Using mini marshmallows will be your best bet, as they melt faster and more evenly. Add them to the pot, turn the hob to low or low-medium, and keep stirring to avoid burning them.
Add three or four tablespoons of water to the pot for 16 to 20 ounces of marshmallows. After five to eight minutes of stirring, you’ll notice them melting and becoming smooth.
You can also use a double boiler or make one by putting a metal bowl containing the marshmallows over a pot with lightly boiling water, ensuring the water doesn't touch the bowl.