Secret Recipe Club – Nutty Marshmallows

by angelaskitchen on February 11, 2013

It is time again for Secret Recipe Club reveal day!  Woo-hoo!  What is the Secret Recipe Club?  It’s a lot like Secret Santa, but with recipes.  Each month you are assigned a blog.  After selecting a recipe from that bloggers repertoire, you make and post it on reveal day.  It is a great way to find fun recipes and blogs.  I like how it gets me to actually sit down and go through another person’s blog.  Blogs are a lot of work and take time to put together.  Instead of skimming through just the new stuff (as is usually easier when we see a new blog) it is fun to really sit down and go through what else the blog has to offer.  Fun stuff!

This month my assignment was a wonderful blog written by Loy of From Grandma Loy’s Kitchen.  This blog has something for everyone.  Delicious bars, cookies and brownies (Almond Joy Fudgies, PB & J Streusel Bars, and Glazed Pineapple Bars are just a few) and wonderful main dishes (Canton Crispy Chicken Stir Fry, Sweet and Sour Meatloaf and Curried Raspberry Catalina Pork Tenderlion).  So yummy.  What really caught my eye on Loy’s blog is all the Make you Own Groceries.  You know how much I love to make your own things from scratch.  Head over to Loy’s lovely blog and check it out.  The recipe I ended up picking out was one my youngest daughter really wanted to make, Nutty Marshmallows.  It is not hard in the least, hardly needs any ingredients, but it is delicious AND, the most important is a simple thing to make with your kids.  Thank you, Loy, for the  wonderful recipe and the memories I made this weekend with my daughter.

Nutty Marshmallows are super fun and easy to make, perfect to whip up with the kiddos.  If you have really little peeps, do the dipping into the hot dairy free milk sub yourself (I used coconut milk – YUM) before letting the kids roll in nuts. These taste amazing, sort of like the salted nut rolls of my past diary filled life.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we added big gluten free heart sprinkles.  Add any sprinkles (we found large ones work best) before rolling in nuts.  We also added sticks to help with the dipping and because everything is more fun on a stick!  I hope you have as much fun making these as we did.  Enjoy and THANK YOU Loy!  I will be back for some of your wonderful mixes.  🙂

4.8 from 4 reviews
Nutty Marshmallows
Sprinkle these with a pinch of salt and they are a bit like salted nut rolls. Love it!
Recipe type: gluten free, dairy free, gfcf, candy, easy, kid friendly, desserts & treats, Valentine's Day
Serves: makes about 36
  • 1½ to 2 cups gluten & dairy free milk substitute of choice (I used one can coconut milk)
  • 1 10 ounce package gluten free marshmallows
  • 3 cups toasted and finely chopped nuts
  • optional, sprinkles, chopped chocolate, etc.
  • optional, pop sticks
  1. Heat milk substitute in a small deep saucepan until very hot, but do not allow to boil. Place nuts in a shallow container and have any skrinkles you are using out and assessable. Place a plate to put the rolled marshmallows on close to the saucepan of hot milk substitute.
  2. With a pair of tongs, dip a marshmallow into the hot milk substitute. OR put a pop stick into the marshmallow and use the stick for dipping. Leave the marshmallow in for 10-15 seconds. Add large sprinkles if using, then put marshmallow on the ground nuts. Use a spoon to drop nuts onto the top of the marshmallow then roll to completely cover with nuts. Set onto plate to cool. Makes about 36 marshmallows. Put in a single layer in a shallow container and cover to store. These are best eaten within two or three days of making. At our house they never last that long.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

maria @ close to home February 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

these look great I have never made marshmallows before and these are perfectly dressed for VDAY!
visiting from SRC group b


Chaya February 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

This is such a special treat. Good choice.


danielle February 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

What a fun treat to make with the kids.


Grandma Loy February 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to my blog, Angela. Thank you for your very kind words. Nutty Marshmallows are one of my favorite treats. It is one of those recipes that you seem to see only once, although with the internet that is changing. I got the recipe from a dear ex-coworker many, many years ago. Although I am not dairy free, the idea of making these with coconut milk sounds wonderful. I’ll bet almond milk would be good also. I am going to have the try both of these. Thanks for giving me a couple of new ideas.


angelaskitchen February 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I think almond milk would also be wonderful! I am also going to try using chopped toasted coconut next time. I am guessing that would be yummy, too. 🙂


Shelley C February 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

What a fun and interesting recipe! I am trying to think of some good nut-free alternatives, too, for my family, because I bet they’d love a fun marshmallow treat like these!


Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair February 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

They’re perfect for Valentine’s day! Maybe I’ll surprise my daughter with a bouquet of them. Great SRC choice!


Jennifer Sikora February 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

These look like treats I would love to share with the homeschool kids in my group. Thanks so much for sharing an easy and yummy recipe.


colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess February 13, 2013 at 8:37 am

So cute! What a sweet idea for Valentine’s day.


Miz Helen February 14, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Hi Angela,
I just love your Nutty Marshmallows, what a great little treat.
Happy Valentine Day!
Miz Helen
SRC Group B


Sid's Sea Palm Cooking February 15, 2013 at 8:10 am

How cool, I think I’m going to try these soon, and never mind the kids, these would be a fun grown up treat as well.


The Sketched Chef February 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

This is a really cute and nice recipe!
It will be fun making it with the kids 🙂


Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} February 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I would never in a million years had thought to do this! Genius! and so easy!


Nikki February 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I’m definitely going to make these for Easter! What a great idea!


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