dip-dyed mini marshmallow hearts



This one goes in the category of quick and easy to make, always appreciated in my house. But I’ll warn you that they do take a while to dry. As in, a few hours. I’m not entirely sure what one would do with tiny bite-size dip dyed marshmallows, but I’ll let you use your imagination for that. Maybe package some in a little cellophane bag tied with ribbon? Add to hot cocoa? Eat? Leave a trail for your husband to the Godiva catalog? Or in my case, maybe to the Anthropologie catalog. Or to my bed. You know, to nap. O’ sleep. How I miss thee (thanks a lot new baby).







how to make dip-dyed mini marshmallow hearts


you will need:*

Jet-Puffed Stackermallows

mini heart cookie cutters

small bowl or cup


food coloring

baking tray

wax paper

cooling rack

*The Stackermallows should be found in the supermarket. These are the flat, rectangle marshmallows. I used a 1-inch and 1 1/2-inch heart cutter. You can likely find heart cutters in the craft store this time of year. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Electric Pink, Electric Green, Orange, Sky Blue and Electric Purple used here), found online or in specialty stores.



what to do:

Line a baking tray with wax paper and place the cooling rack on top and set aside. Use the cookie cutters to cut out hearts from the marshmallows. Mix two or three tablespoons of water with a drop or two of food coloring in the small bowl or cup. Place a marshmallow in the mixture and quickly remove by scooping out with a fork. Place on the cooling rack to dry. This will take awhile! When the top is dry, flip over to dry the underside.



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  1. says

    These are so adorable and I never knew about Stackermallows! These would be so cute strung as an edible necklace….you need a little something sweet, it’s right around your neck! :) Thank you for sharing and I always enjoy your blog!

  2. meaghanmountford says

    oooh, s’mores! cupcake! edible necklace! Aw, you all are so smart. Kathia… we’re doing A-OK. Somehow Violet isn’t sleeping for 12 hours straight like I hoped, but I’ll give her more than 4 weeks. :)

  3. Lisa says

    The hearts are adorable, but I am more excited about the “stackable” marsh- mallows! I never knew such a thing existed, but it’s such a great idea. The Kraft website indicates they seem to be available mainly at Target, in NJ.

    I also know a really cute, quick cupcake idea with marshmallows for anytime flowers are appropriate. It’s from one of the books in the adorable HELLO, CUPCAKE series. You just cut regular marshmallows in half ON THE DIAGONAL, then dip the sticky part in colored sugar. Then arrange in rings from the outside toward the middle on the top of a cupcake, and add a candy or mini-marshmallow for the center. I’ve done it with a Girl Scout troop, and they loved it.

    • meaghanmountford says

      Lisa, thanks for the tip about Target! (Though I live in DC, I’m from NJ, actually, most of my family is there.) I know exaaaactly what marshmallow flowers from that book you’re talking about, too!

    • meaghanmountford says

      Rita, great minds! I thought about doing exactly the same thing and had that debate right before photographing. They were dry enough to write on, so it would’ve worked, definitely :).

    • meaghanmountford says

      I think vegan should work Suzie! HOmemade, though, maybe not. The store-bought ones have that sort of coating that isn’t sticky. That’s all you need.

  4. says

    This is a classic Meaghan treat and I love it! So cute and not too difficult! I think a necklace would be fun as the first commenter suggested:)

  5. Rachel Kaufman says

    These marshmallow hearts are perfect to make for Valentine’s Day! I can not wait to try and make them! They look so awesome and like tons of fun to make! I have always bought the Valentine’s Day candy hearts in the store but it would be so cool to say that I made them myself when I give them to people! I love all of the Valentine’s Day candy but the hearts are my favorite!

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