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5 Things To Do with Marshmallows

More than just a garnish for a steaming mug of hot chocolate, marshmallows can also offer yummy solutions to some of life’s stickiest messes. Here are five ingenious ways to use marshmallows around the house. 

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5 New Uses for Marshmallows

Did you know…

Marshmallow makers used to scour marshes for mallow root-an essential ingredient in the original recipe for the sticky treat. Nowadays, marshmallows are primarily made from gelatin and starch.

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1. Use marshmallows to help with your next pedicure

Enjoy the comfort of a salon treatment when giving yourself a home pedicure. Just place marshmallows between your toes to separate them before you apply the nail polish.

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2. Use marshmallows to keep brown sugar soft

Ever notice how brown sugar seems to harden the moment you open the bag? Next time you dig into the brown sugar, add a few marshmallows to the bag before re-sealing it. The marshmallows will add enough moisture to keep the sugar soft for weeks!

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3. Use marshmallows to stop ice cream drips

Here’s an easy way to keep a leaky ice cream cone from staining your clothes: Just place a large marshmallow in the bottom of the cone before you add the ice cream.

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4. Use marshmallows to anchor birthday cake candles

If one of your birthday wishes is to keep candle wax off the frosting on the cake, try this trick: Push each candle into a marshmallow and set the marshmallow atop the frosting. The wax will melt onto the marshmallow, which you can discard. What’s more, the marshmallows will add a festive look to the cake.

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5. Use marshmallows to make cupcake frosting

You’re already mixing the batter for the cupcakes when you realize you’re out of frosting. No problem-if you happen to have some marshmallows on hand. Just pop a marshmallow on top of each cupcake within a minute of pulling them out of the oven. It will make a delicious, instant gooey frosting.

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