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Marshmallow Nachos

Posted by on August 28 2009 in Bacon, Desserts, Featured, Holiday, Personal, Recipe

Marshmallows

Growing up in England didn’t expose me to the many culinary delights offered here in the U.S.; at least that’s what I had thought. Watching television sitcoms and dramas I would hear references to foods and drinks that would always stimulate my curiosity. What was I being denied in England that people in the U.S. were eating freely?

When I finally moved here over six years ago I sought out a sweet dish what you guys call S’mores, and I have to say I was slightly disappointed. I’d had them before. My mother used to make a variation of these for me as a kid: marshmallow and chocolate chips sandwiched between two digestive biscuits and microwaved for 30 seconds. Ever since then my curiosity feigned. Apparently all the delights I thought I was missing were clearly a matter of translation.

A couple of weeks back I was sent some marshmallows in the mail by the gourmet marshmallow maker Plush Puffs to celebrate none other than National Toasted Marshmallow Day.

Yes, there is such a day and it happens to be this Sunday, August 30. I will admit I was slightly bemused by this as I don’t recall eating marshmallows since that fateful night back in 2003. Yes, it had that much of an impact on my life, but still, I was willing to give it a go and see what I could do with these sugary treats. I managed to create two dishes: my take on one from the Plush Puff recipe page and the other was inspired by something I stumbled upon last week. Check them out after the jump.

Sweet & Fruity Nachos

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In a saucepan gently heat 3T balsamic vinegar stirring in 2T fine sugar, heat for 2 minutes without letting the mixture boil. Remove from the stove and let cool.

Break apart about 6-8 ice cream sugar coated wafers and place unorganized in a bowl or large plate, add 2 cups of  caramel and chocolate marshmallows, 1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a 1/4 cup of toasted almonds, sliced. Microwave for 20-30 seconds. Using a *blow torch* scorch the marshmallows until caramelized and chocolate is melted.

Mix 1 cup of quartered strawberries with the balsamic vinegar mixture and pour over the nachos, sprinkle with 4T of chopped mint. Serve.

Still got Straw-Bs to use up? Check out 100 Ways to Use Strawberries

Bacon Marshmallow Sandwiches

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I don’t really think there is anything I need to describe here, just admire the beauty and go with the knowledge that they tasted delightful.

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14 Responses leave one →
  1. britannia's mum permalink
    August 28, 2009

    i am so surprised you remember them, i thought they were really tasty

  2. August 31, 2009

    Really? Bacon … and marshmallow? It sounds so bizarre I’m tempted to try it myself!

  3. September 1, 2009

    holy cow I want both of these in my stomach ASAP. Never wanted marshmallows so bad.

  4. September 1, 2009

    what a combination! We will see about it.

  5. September 1, 2009

    My outlook on marshmallows has been forever changed.

  6. September 1, 2009

    Oh my goodness! Wow.

  7. September 2, 2009

    Marshmallow-riffic!

  8. September 2, 2009

    The fruit nachos look so good, absolutely bookmarking this one! Will report back with results! xoxo

  9. September 2, 2009

    oh my! those nachos look so lethal yet so yummy!

  10. September 3, 2009

    Crazy dishes and recipes but cool review! :)

  11. Dawn Klamert permalink
    September 10, 2011

    What are “ice cream sugar coated wafers?”

  12. August 15, 2012

    I have never been angrier than I am right now about being diabetic. So many of these yummy things I’d love to try and just can’t. *pouts*… not fair. ;D

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