Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Last Friday night I really wanted to make the Smores in a Mug that I shared with you on Monday. I had the miniature marshmallows that I needed a few of and all of the other ingredients. I thought it would be the perfect ending to my meal and satisfy my desire for chocolate. 

Well, when I got down the ziplock bag that I had emptied the marshmallows in, I could feel that they were hard as rocks. Oh dear! What was I going to do? I really, really was already tasting the S'mores in a Mug. 

Not to be outdone, I decided to google it. Well, not surprising I found sites for it. The top one said to store them in the freezer and take them out whenever I needed them and let them thaw. Well, I didn't have time for that. The second one was a Q and A site on Taste of Home. After reading it, I decided this idea looked more promising.

Well, it was so simple and best of all, IT WORKED! I don't want to think about all of the marshmallows I have thrown away because they were HARD.

Here is what I did with my additions.


Place desired marshmallows in a ziplock bag.

Fill a bowl or cup with hot water from the tap.

Place bag in the water and leave for 1 minute. (The marshmallows will want to float in the water. 
So I placed a spatula over the bag to help hold them in the water.)

Open the bag and the marshmallows are soft again.

You probably know that you want to make sure you don't get any water in the bag. 

The freezer thing might work, but I just put the bag of marshmallow back on the shelf in my pantry until I want to use them again.

Don't forget to check out my post for the S'mores in the Mug. I have been enjoying one each day since.


  1. Soften them somewhat but not enough to make crisis bars

    1. Crisis bars? Sounds interesting. Sorry they weren't soft enough for your recipe. Make sure they stay submerged in the hot water. Did you try leaving a little more than a minute? Worked really well for me, maybe not as soft as a newly opened bag, but definitely usable and not hard anymore. Patricia

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    1. Great Kimberly. It is a fabulous tip to know, especially in my house. Patricia

  3. Thanks so much! !!!! I'm going to give this a try!

    1. Worked for me. Hope it works for you, Michelle.