A standard 10.5-ounce bag contains approximately 35 large marshmallows. In recipes, each large marshmallow can be replaced with 1 tablespoon of marshmallow cream or 10 miniature marshmallows.Continue Reading
Marshmallows are light, puffed treats that consist primarily of gelatin, corn syrup, egg whites, sugar and vanilla flavoring. In the United States, they are often used in dessert recipes or roasted on sticks over an open fire. The standard white, bite-sized treats are widely available, while other variations include jumbo marshmallows, mini marshmallows and special shapes. Vanilla is the most common flavor, but strawberry, chocolate, peppermint and other flavorings are often used for themed marshmallow products. Marshmallows are also used to create the popular candy Peeps, which are made into seasonal shapes and coated in colored sugar.
Although marshmallows were originally made using the juice of the mallow plant, which was thought to have medicinal properties, gelatin later became the thickening agent of choice when it was made commercially available. The British and the French were the first to make marshmallows in the mid-1800s. The treats gained their standard cylindrical shape in 1948 when Illinois resident Alex Doumakes began using a process whereby liquid marshmallow was pushed through a tube, dusted with starch and cut into bite-sized pieces.Learn more about Sweets
A 1-pound bag of plain M&M’s chocolate candies contains approximately 500 pieces. Since M&M’s candies, manufactured by Mars Incorporated, are sold by weight, the actual number of pieces varies. The 1-pound bag was originally created as part of the line of M&M’s gift candy dispensers.Full Answer >
Skittles come in several different bag sizes. One pound of Skittles is roughly 440 pieces. Therefore, for every ounce of Skittles in a bag, there should be about 27.5 Skittles.Full Answer >
To make pistachio salad, mix 1 20-ounce can of crushed pineapples with a 3-ounce package of instant pistachio pudding mix, an 8-ounce container of whipped topping and half of a 10.5-ounce bag of miniature marshmallows. Place the mixture in the refrigerator, and serve it once it's chilled.Full Answer >
To dehydrate marshmallows, place the contents of a bag of mini-marshmallows in a dehydrator, and let them sit for 8 hours. Let the marshmallows cool before using them.Full Answer >