Marshmallows are soft, squishy sweets eaten on their own or in various recipes. They are made from gelatin, sugar, eggs, corn syrup and vanilla. Cooks can purchase a wide range of varieties, but the main ones are regular-sized marshmallows and mini marshmallows.
The mini mallows are preferred for hot cocoa and use as extra toppings on cakes or in fudge. Large marshmallows tend to be used whole as toasted marshmallows or as the main ingredient in desserts.
Sometimes, a recipe calls for large mallows, but cooks only have a bag of the mini marshmallows on hand. It is acceptable to substitute minis for large mallows. Approximately 10 mini marshmallows equal one large mallow.
When a large amount of mini mallows are needed as substitutes for a recipe, 1/3 lb. of minis is equal to 4 1/2 cups of marshmallow. When substituting mini mallows for marshmallow creme, 160 mini mallows equals 1 cup of creme.
No matter the amount used, marshmallows are high in sugar, with about 29 grams per cup of miniatures. However, they are low in sodium, saturated fats and cholesterol.Learn more about Food Servings