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Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows and Marsh Madness!

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

Basketball, shmasketball. No offense, of course, but the whole ‘bracket’ business blows my mind. Maybe it’s because I’m chronically short, but basketball has never sparked by interest. I could very well do without.

Marsh madness, however, is an entirely different beast. Replace basketball with marshmallows and, well, you’ve got my attention. Seriously, I’ll take marshmallows over basketball any day.

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

When I was knee deep in cookie dough, I spoke a lot with fellow Quirk Books author Shauna Sever, who was herself knee deep in marshmallow fluff. Well, maybe ankle deep; she had a few months head start on me. Shauna is the author of the newly released Marshmallow Madness, the fluffiest, puffiest book around (literally, the cover itself is puffy!) The book is filled with marshmallow treats of every shape and flavor. I get a sugar high just flipping through it (be sure to scroll down for your chance to win one!)

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

So when Quirk asked me to participate in their Marsh Madness contest to help promote the book, my answer was, of course, a resounding yes. The fact that I just happened to have a recipe for Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows in my book seemed too perfect.

That’s right. Cookie dough marshmallows.

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

A light and fluffy brown sugar marshmallow with rich and buttery cookie dough swirled throughout. Topped with chocolate chips (of course) and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

It’s the ultimate cross-over event. Cookie dough meets marshmallow meets happiness.

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

While you can’t get your hands on my book for another few months, if you’re in need of a sugar fix, be sure to check out Marshmallow Madness. I think they go wonderfully together, don’t you?

Cookie Dough Marshmallows, Marshmallow Madness

Seriously. Nothing compares to a homemade marshmallow.

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

Put that in your cocoa and drink it.

Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows

Yield: 2 dozen marshmallows

Total Time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted and divided

For the Cookie Dough:
1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

For the Marshmallows:
2 packets unflavored gelatin
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup corn syrup
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Butter an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Line with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang on two sides; generously butter parchment. Liberally dust pan with 1/3 cup powdered sugar, making sure sides and corners are coated as well.

To prepare cookie dough, combine butter and sugars in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt, vanilla, and milk; mix well. Add flour and mix until incorporated. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use.

Place 1/3 cup cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over top and set aside to soften for at least 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. When mixture begins to boil, stop stirring. Cover and allow to boil for 2 minutes. Remove cover and continue to boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 238°F, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

Fit stand mixer with a whisk attachment and turn to low speed. Carefully pour hot (very hot!) sugar mixture into bowl with gelatin. Pour slowly down the side of the bowl to prevent splattering. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and whip until mixture is thick, shiny, and lukewarm to the touch, about 13 to 15 minutes. Beat in vanilla.

Drop dollops of soft cookie dough onto marshmallow mixture, and fold until dough is swirled evenly throughout, but not fully incorporated.

Pour marshmallow into prepared pan, smoothing top with a lightly buttered spatula. You may also use your hands if you find it easier; simply wet them with water and press the marshmallow into the pan. It is sticky stuff; don’t worry if you can’t get it all out of the bowl. Lightly dust top with remaining powdered sugar and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow marshmallows to set, uncovered, for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until firm.

To serve, lift marshmallows out of pan and onto a cutting board. Carefully peel down sides of parchment. Cut into bite-size cubes using a pizza cutter that has been lightly buttered and dusted with powdered sugar so it won’t stick. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Recipe from the Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis.

Marshmallow MadnessThe fine folks at Quirk Books have generously offered up two copies of the aforementioned Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever. Believe me, this is one book you want in your collection. Want to win one? Today’s your lucky day!

To Enter:

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Congrats to MeLisa (comment #31) and Sam (comment #49), the randomly selected winners!

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  1. 101
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Whoa! These cookie dough marshmallows are amazing! I just did the east coast marsh madness bracket (Mar.9) and was floored by everyone’s delicious entries. Every mallow gets better. Your cookie dough flavors are like a dream. I’m sure if I bite into it, I’ll never let go! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I look forward to your cookbook as well!

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  2. 102
    Kenzie
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I would make s’more pie or s’more cheesecake! Or these cookie dough marshmallows, because they’re blowing my mind and look delicious.

    I follow you on facebook!

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  3. 103
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I would love to make these cookie dough marshmallows of course!

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  4. 104
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    AND DUH! Of course I’m a fan on Facebook ;)

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  5. 105
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm
  6. 106
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    already a fan on fb :)

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  7. 107
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I think a fruit flavored marshmallow would be good, but with real fruit and not extract. I’ve never tried it but I bet it would be yummy in hot cocoa, like a chocolate dipped fruit :)

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  8. 108
    mary m.
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I would love to make toasted coconut marshmallows

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  9. 109
    mary m.
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    toasted coconut

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  10. 110
    Fatima
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    What about cinnamon/cinnamon sugar marshmallows…would be great in hot chocolate!

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  11. 111
    Cori
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Raspberry flavored for hot chocolate!

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  12. 112
    Felicia
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    How about chai-flavored marshmallows dipped in cinnamon-flavored white chocolate?? Yum!

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  13. 113
    Nancy
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I just tweeted! Thank you so much!

    https://twitter.com/#!/nkathleena

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  14. 114
    Nancy
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Right now I”m dying to make these cookie dough marshmallows! Thank you so much!

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  15. 115
    Nancy
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I just liked you on facebook! Thank you once again!

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  16. 116
    Jo
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Would love to win a copy. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  17. 117
    Diana L
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    yummy, yummy, yummy…I LOVE Marshmallows, maybe something flavored with pumpkin and chocolate, one of my favorite combos or apples and caramel.

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  18. 118
    Samantha
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I love marshmallows, chocolate would be good or fruit like orange or strawberry. They are one of my favorite snacks!

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  19. 119
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I would make the cookie dough marshmallows because I love both of those things and my mouth was watering when I saw this post! :)

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  20. 120
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I liked you on facebook! :D

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  21. 121
    Quinn
    Posted On March 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I’m so excited for this marshmallow book :) I dream about a maple-bacon marshmallow covered in dark-chocolate. I openly wear my bacon-shame out in the open.

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  22. 122
    Jolene
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I want to make rainbow marshmallows!

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  23. 123
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

    While I do love cookie dough, especially cookie dough hidden inside another treat, I’m not sure I would attempt this recipe at home for fear of the sugar crash I’d get 5 minutes after eating it. I give you props for the creativity of the recipe as well as beautiful presentation. :)

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  24. 124
    Val
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I most want to make malted milk-ball flavored marshmallows. That sounds amazing.

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  25. 125
    Teresa
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I don’t know why but I’ve always thought chocolate and pomegranates go together. I think a pomegranate flavored marshmallow and chocolate chucks would be fantastic!

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  26. 126
    Erin H
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Anything with chocolate and marshmallow, preferably with the marshmallow roasted- s’more style!

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  27. 127
    Erin H
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I like L&OO on Facebook

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  28. 128
    Kadee
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I would love to try some cinnamon or chai inspired marshmallows! yum.

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  29. 129
    Kadee
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

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  30. 130
    Michelle
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    This cookie dough marshmallows look devine!

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  31. 131
    Tiffany
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I would like to make some marshmallow filled cupcakes! That would be absolutely amazing. :)
    Definitely trying out this recipe!

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  32. 132
    Tiffany
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I followed you on twitter and tweeted it!

    Reply

  33. 133
    Tiffany
    Posted On March 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I also liked your facebook page ^_^

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  34. 134
    JC Marc
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I love everything peppermint – so peppermint marshmallows (maybe in the shape of a candy cane) would be awesome year round. (I’m so peppermint crazy that I buy LOTS of candy canes every year so I can have them year round. My husband laughs at this particular quirk.)

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  35. 135
    Jocelyn McCarthy
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 2:42 am

    marshmallows with yum stuff! in the middle mmmmmmm! :)

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  36. 136
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Wow these look really delicious….and the picture of the marshmallow mixture looks so dreamy!

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  37. 137
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 4:38 am

    What a cool idea! I am not a marshmallow fan, but hey, give me cookie dough any day. Gorgeous photographs, too!

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  38. 138
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 5:46 am

    I follow you on FB and twitter already and I love homemade fruits of the forest marshmallow!

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  39. 139
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

    oh my! these are making me droool!

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  40. 140
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I’m old school… I love marshmallow rice crispy treats! I’d also like to try a recipe involving marshmallows and dark chocolate… yum!

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  41. 141
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I think it would be fun to make all of the marshmallows in Lucky Charms!

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  42. 142
    Sarah B.
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Marshmallow pops!

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  43. 143
    Sarah B.
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    And I liked you on FB!

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  44. 144
    Jamie
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I would love to make PB or Pecan Pie marshmallows!

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  45. 145
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Wow i’ve never made homemade marshmellows before but these look fantastic! I would love any marshmellow that has peanut butter in it :)

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  46. 146
    andrea
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    chai latte would be DIVIIINE

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  47. 147
    Denise
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Peanut butter marshmallows would be good! Add to hot chocolate and you have liquid Reese’s!

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  48. 148
    Denise
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Facebook fan ;-) too

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  49. 149
    Pam
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I would love to make anything with CHOCOLATE! Can’t wait to try the cookie dough marshmallows.

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  50. 150
    sarah
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I just recently found your website and wanted to say how amazing it is! Everything looks delicious…can’t wait to start cooking!!

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  51. 151
    Linda M.
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Wow that sounds amazing! I just might have to try that :)

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  52. 152
    Linda M.
    Posted On March 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Oh and to answer that question. I’d also like to try a red velvet marshmallow. Mmmm!

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  53. 153
    Heather
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 1:46 am

    minty marshmallows would be fabulous!!!!

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  54. 154
    Moontaj
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Ohhh candy apple marshmallows!!

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  55. 155
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I would love the recipe for 240 Sweet’s Bourbon Churro Marshmallow with Cajeta swirl. OMG the best marshmallow ever!!!

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  56. 156
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:18 am

    cotton candy-flavored marshmallows!

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  57. 157
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

    i follow you on Facebook! :)

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  58. 158
    wendy
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Cotton candy marshmallow w/ pink sugar.

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  59. 159
    wendy
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I like you on facebook!!

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  60. 160
    Bridget
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I lure homemade marshmallows! I’d love to try a chai marshmallow. Nom nom.

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    • Bridget
      Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Derp. LURVE. Celine dion style.

  61. 161
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I would love to try a peanut butter and chocolate marshmallow. Maybe with bits of PB cups.

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  62. 162
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I like you on FB

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  63. 163
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I love classic S’Mores, especially around a campfire. Winter is about to end and that means I am that much closer to a S’More!

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  64. 164
    Erica
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I would love to try key lime pie marshmallows.

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  65. 165
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I totally am in heart right now. But I have to say, the root beer float ‘mallows sound epic.

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  66. 166
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I would love to create a red velvet or s’mores marshmallows. YUMMY!

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  67. 167
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I follow L&OO on Twitter!

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  68. 168
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:44 am

    And I’m already a fan on Facebook. :) Under my name and my blog name.

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  69. 169
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I want to make butterscotch marshmallows. I want this book, we were literally made for each other.

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  70. 170
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted about entering.

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  71. 171
    Marie
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I think a mocha marshmallow would be lovely.

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  72. 172
    Marie
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

    and I like you on Facebook!

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  73. 173
    Patricia Miller
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

    My favorite are peppermint marshmallows! I make them every christmas and swirl red food coloring to make them look like ‘candycanes’.

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  74. 174
    Patricia Miller
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweeted the following:
    I just entered to win a copy of @ShaunaSever’s Marshmallow Madness from @loveandoliveoil and @QuirkBooks! Enter here: http://bit.ly/zarpsJ

    Reply

  75. 175
    Patricia Miller
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook

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  76. 176
    Heather W
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Oreo’s with marshmellow and peanut butter! three of my most favorite things!

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  77. 177
    Heather W
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I’m a fan on Facebook already!

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  78. 178
    Heather W
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Tweeted!!

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  79. 179
    Kristen Paige
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Recreating the marshmallow peep would be a real treat…but since I don’t want to try to touch the greatness of the original, let’s make a snickerdoodle marshmallow instead!

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  80. 180
    Kristen Paige
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I just tweeted! “I just entered to win a copy of @ShaunaSever’s Marshmallow Madness from @loveandoliveoil and @QuirkBooks! Enter here: http://bit.ly/zarpsJ

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  81. 181
    Kristen Paige
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I “liked” you on Facebook! Thanks for the great contest!

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  82. 182
    Cheryl
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I would attempt to make the cookie dough marshmallows. I have never eaten or made homemade marshmallows but they look divine!
    I also follow you on facebook.

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  83. 183
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Wow! Call me silly but I didn’t know you could {easily} make different kinds of marshmallows. I just figured it was a task for the pros.
    I think mint chocolate chip marshmallows would be yummy. {esp. in a cup of hot chocolate!}

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  84. 184
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I don’t need to be entered in the giveaway, I already have the book, and it is awesome!!
    I can’t wait to get yours too, love the combination of cookie dough and marshmallows!

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  85. 185
    michelle
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Love you on Facebook!!!!

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  86. 186
    Lisa Gilmore
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I would love to make the s’mores cupcakes for my son!

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  87. 187
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I’m a sucker for anything raspberry flavored, so I think I would go for the raspberry marshmallows, perfect for adding some interest to a s’more, I bet!

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  88. 188
    Katie K
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I would love to make salted caramel marshmallows… or maybe Savannah Bee Company (or some other delicious) honey marshmallows. YUM!

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  89. 189
    Katie K
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I liked you on FB :)

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  90. 190
    Rosey
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Amaretto marshmallows in my coffee. Yum.

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  91. 191
    Lisa Parks
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I would Love a lavender marshmallow in between a soft earl grey cookie

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  92. 192
    Lisa Parks
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Already a facebook fan :)

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  93. 193
    Posted On March 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I agree with you nothing beats a homemade marshmallow and I want to try to make them! :) This cookie dough swirl one looks amazing! I would love to try a mint marshmallow.

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  94. 194
    Traci
    Posted On March 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Peanut butter marshmallow! Perfect for dipping in hot chocolate!

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  95. 195
    Posted On March 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I must confess when I want a “marshmallow fix” I run over to Marathon Village to Bang Candy Company and have a few of Sara’s marshmallows in some cocoa or just cram them in my mouth standing at the counter!
    Your marshmallows look equally yummy and light and would do the trick!
    Lovely photos.

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  96. 196
    elisa
    Posted On March 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Chocolate raspberry all the way baby!!

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  97. 197
    Posted On March 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Can we please make a Neapolitan marshmallow? Magic!

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  98. 198
    Posted On March 25, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I’d like to make an Orange and Brown Sugar one!

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  99. 199
    Posted On March 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I tweeted:
    I just entered to win a copy of @ShaunaSever’s Marshmallow Madness from @loveandoliveoil and @QuirkBooks! Enter here: http://bit.ly/zarpsJ

    @bigbearswife

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  100. 200
    Posted On March 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I like love and olive oil on facebook

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