Deep Fried Marshmallows

Are you searching for a fun and indulgent treat to satisfy your sweet cravings? Look no further than these crispy and gooey Deep Fried Marshmallows! With a simple batter and a quick fry, you can transform ordinary marshmallows into a decadent dessert that will delight both kids and adults alike. Follow this easy recipe to create a mouthwatering snack that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 20 Jumbo Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Pancake Mix
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • Vegetable Oil (enough for deep frying, approximately 2 to 3 cups)
  • Optional toppings: Whipped Cream, Chocolate Syrup, Sprinkles


  1. Preheat the Oil: Begin by heating about 3 inches of vegetable oil in a deep pot over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure the oil is hot enough to ensure a crispy exterior while preventing the marshmallows from becoming greasy.
  2. Prepare the Batter: In a mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, egg, milk, and a bit of oil. Whisk the ingredients together until you have a smooth and lump-free batter. The consistency should be thick enough to coat the marshmallows evenly.
  3. Coat the Marshmallows: Take each jumbo marshmallow and dip it into the batter, ensuring that it is completely coated. Allow any excess batter to drip off, and gently shake the marshmallow to remove any excess.
  4. Fry the Marshmallows: Carefully place the coated marshmallows into the hot oil using a slotted spoon or tongs. Fry them for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, turning them occasionally to ensure they cook evenly on all sides. The marshmallows should turn a golden brown color and develop a crispy exterior while remaining soft and gooey inside.
  5. Drain and Serve: Once the marshmallows are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. While still warm, top the deep-fried marshmallows with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles for an extra layer of indulgence.
  6. Enjoy: Serve the deep-fried marshmallows immediately while they are still warm and crispy. Encourage your friends and family to dive in and experience the irresistible combination of crunchy outer shell and gooey marshmallow center.

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Immediately: Deep Fried Marshmallows are best enjoyed hot and crispy right after frying.
  2. Optional Toppings: Get creative with toppings! Besides whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles, try caramel sauce, powdered sugar, crushed nuts, or fruit compote.
  3. Presentation: Serve on a platter with a variety of dipping sauces for a fun dessert bar experience.
  4. Storage: While these treats are best enjoyed fresh, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes to crisp them up again.


  1. Stuffed Marshmallows: Fill jumbo marshmallows with chocolate chips, Nutella, or peanut butter before dipping in batter.
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Coating: Roll fried marshmallows in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for a sweet and spicy twist.
  3. Fruit-Filled: Skewer marshmallows with fresh fruit slices like strawberries, pineapple, or banana before frying.
  4. Coconut Crunch: Roll dipped marshmallows in shredded coconut before frying for added texture and flavor.
  5. S’mores Inspired: Sandwich fried marshmallows between graham crackers with a piece of chocolate for a handheld s’mores treat.
  1. Nutty Delight: Roll fried marshmallows in crushed nuts such as almonds, pecans, or peanuts for a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.
  2. Spiced Sensation: Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice to the batter for a warm and comforting twist.
  3. Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle warm caramel sauce over fried marshmallows for an indulgent treat reminiscent of caramel apples.
  4. Mocha Madness: Dip fried marshmallows in melted chocolate and dust with instant coffee powder for a decadent mocha-flavored delight.
  5. Berry Burst: Serve fried marshmallows with a side of mixed berry compote for a fruity and refreshing accompaniment.
  6. Maple Glaze: Brush fried marshmallows with warm maple syrup and sprinkle with flaky sea salt for a sweet and savory combination.
  7. Peanut Butter Paradise: Sandwich fried marshmallows between two peanut butter cookies for a heavenly peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich.
  8. Cookie Crunch: Roll fried marshmallows in crushed cookies such as Oreos or graham crackers for a deliciously crunchy coating.
  9. Citrus Twist: Zest orange or lemon over fried marshmallows for a burst of citrus flavor, then drizzle with honey for sweetness.
  10. Matcha Magic: Add matcha powder to the batter for a unique green tea flavor, then dust fried marshmallows with powdered sugar and matcha for an elegant touch.
  11. Rum Raisin: Soak raisins in rum overnight, then stuff fried marshmallows with the rum-infused raisins for a boozy treat.
  12. Pumpkin Spice: Incorporate pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice into the batter for a seasonal twist on deep-fried marshmallows.
  13. Churro Inspired: Roll fried marshmallows in cinnamon sugar and serve with a side of chocolate dipping sauce for a churro-inspired delight.
  14. Coconut Cream: Dip fried marshmallows in coconut cream before rolling them in toasted coconut flakes for a tropical treat.
  15. Almond Joy: Dip fried marshmallows in melted chocolate, then coat with shredded coconut and top with a whole almond for a taste of the classic candy bar.
  16. Candy Cane Crunch: Crush candy canes into small pieces and roll fried marshmallows in the candy cane dust for a festive holiday treat.
  17. Peach Cobbler: Serve fried marshmallows with a dollop of warm peach compote and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a taste of summer in every bite.
  18. S’mores Dip: Place fried marshmallows in a baking dish, top with chocolate chips, and broil until the chocolate is melted and bubbly. Serve with graham crackers for dipping.
  19. Raspberry Swirl: Swirl raspberry jam into the batter before coating the marshmallows for a burst of fruity flavor.
  20. Caramel Apple: Roll fried marshmallows in crushed dried apple chips and drizzle with caramel sauce for a deliciously nostalgic treat reminiscent of caramel apples.

These creative variations will take your Deep Fried Marshmallows to the next level, offering endless possibilities for flavor experimentation and culinary exploration. Enjoy the process of discovering your favorite combinations and delighting your taste buds with each delectable bite!


  1. Can I use homemade pancake mix?
    • Yes, homemade pancake mix can be used. Just ensure it has a similar consistency to store-bought mix.
  2. Can I use a different type of oil for frying?
    • Yes, you can use other oils like canola or peanut oil for frying, but avoid oils with low smoke points.
  3. Can I make these ahead of time for a party?
    • While best served fresh, you can partially fry the marshmallows ahead of time, then finish frying just before serving.
  4. Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
    • Yes, use gluten-free pancake mix and ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free.
  5. What if I don’t have pancake mix?
    • You can make a simple batter with flour, baking powder, salt, and a little sugar as a substitute for pancake mix.
  6. Can I bake these instead of frying?
    • Yes, you can bake the coated marshmallows in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Can I freeze leftover fried marshmallows?
    • While it’s not recommended, you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Reheat in the oven before serving.
  8. Can I use mini marshmallows instead of jumbo ones?
    • Yes, you can use mini marshmallows, but they may require less frying time.
  9. Can I make this recipe dairy-free?
    • Yes, you can use dairy-free milk and egg substitutes to make this recipe dairy-free.
  10. What’s the best way to reheat leftovers?
    • Reheat leftovers in a toaster oven or regular oven at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until heated through and crispy again.

Indulge your sweet tooth and create unforgettable moments with friends and family by making these irresistible Deep Fried Marshmallows. Whether you’re craving a nostalgic snack or looking for a unique dessert to impress your guests, this recipe is sure to be a hit!