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Marshmallows are candies that are available in variety of colors, flavors, and shapes, and are loved by children as well as adults. These soft, spongy, and sweet candies were earlier made with marshmallow plants, which are found on the side of large water bodies. These were also used for medicinal purposes to treat soar throats in children. However, the ones that are found now are made by adding gelatin and egg whites to boiled sugar syrup, which is finally covered with powdered sugar. Moreover, other texturing agents are also added, and because of it, they have lost their medicinal properties. Nevertheless, it is not only a popular candy, but can also be found in the form of cream which is used as spreads for sandwiches and toppings for desserts. People also make dips using this ingredient that go well with appetizers and fruits.

Recipes for Marshmallow Dip

Creme Marshmallow Dip
Ingredients
  • Cream cheese, 8 ounces
  • Marshmallow cream, 8 ounces
  • Vanilla, ½ teaspoon
Preparation
  1. The first step is to soften the cream cheese. This can be done at room temperature by keeping it out of the refrigerator, an hour before you start making it. If you do not have much time, melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds on low power.
  2. Transfer the softened cream cheese into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add marshmallow creme to it and mix well with a spoon.
  3. Fold in the vanilla and your dip is ready to be enjoyed.
Adding cherry yogurt along with cream cheese would also be a great idea. You can also make this by adding orange juice or pineapple juice, however, do not add vanilla in it.

Coconut Fruit Dip
Ingredients
  • Marshmallow cream, 8 ounces
  • Sour cream, 8 ounces
  • Red raspberry preserves, 2 - 3 tablespoons
  • Coconut, ⅓ cup (shredded)
  • Walnut, ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Mint leaves
Preparation
  1. In a microwave-friendly bowl, take the marshmallow cream and microwave it for some time.
  2. Stop the microwave and add the raspberry preserves in between.
  3. Remove the bowl when the whole mix becomes soft.
  4. Place the coconut in another plate and roast in the microwave again for 2 - 3 minutes, frequently tossing it with a fork.
  5. Now, put the coconut into the bowl that contains the cream, along with sour cream, and walnuts.
  6. Transfer the whole thing into another bowl and chill it in the refrigerator for some time.
  7. Garnish the dip with mint leaves and serve.
Chocolate Dip
Ingredients
  • Marshmallow crème, 8 ounces
  • chocolate frozen whipped topping, 8 ounces
  • Chocolate syrup, 2 teaspoons
  • Cream cheese, 8 ounces
Preparation
  1. Soften the cream cheese in the same way as done in the first recipe.
  2. Take the cheese in a bowl and mix it thoroughly with marshmallow creme and chocolate frozen whipped topping.
  3. Once all these ingredients are fully blended, pour in the chocolate syrup and serve.
Fruit Dip with Mayo
Ingredients
  • Marshmallow crème, 7 ounces
  • mayonnaise, 4 ounces
  • Orange juice, 3 tablespoons
  • Orange rind, 3 teaspoons (grated)
  • lemon rind, 1 teaspoon (grated)
  • Lemon juice, 1 teaspoon
Preparation
  1. In a large mixing bowl, take two teaspoons of orange rind along with marshmallow creme, mayonnaise, orange juice, lemon rind, and lemon juice. With the help of an electric mixer, mix all these ingredients till it turns into a smooth mixture.
  2. Put it into a serving bowl and serve by topping it with the one remaining teaspoon of orange rind.
You can serve fruits like apples, grapes, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, watermelon, papayas, muskmelon, peaches, etc., along with these dips. These can be great as starters for luncheon or breakfast and would be loved by your guests.