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# Substituting Marshmallows and Marshmallow Creme

### Question: Substituting Marshmallows for Marshmallow Cream?

December 23, 2005

Can you substitute marshmallows for marshmallow cream in fudge? if so, how many large marshmallows equal a 7 ounce jar?

Stacia from Cyprus

By Aunty C (Guest Post)
December 24, 20059 found this helpful

I do this all the time. I weigh the marshmallows and 7 ounces equals 7 ounces. You don't have to be precise, a little more never hurts.

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December 26, 20051 found this helpful

Ditto what everyone else says! I've gone through all the trouble of counting and measuring and weighing, and finally figured out that it doesn't matter. You don't have to be precise. The only problem I've ever run into, is that marshmallows are coated in powder, so if you use too many, it may harden a little too fast. You can alleviate this by setting the pan your cooking it in on a very low heat till you're through mixing (for some reason, the heat keeps it soft), then immediately pour into the pan to set. Comes out great everytime.

By (Guest Post)
April 13, 20087 found this helpful

Marshmallow cream is a whipped, spreadable version of puffy marshmallows used in making fudge, frostings and other confections.

Equivalents:
7 oz. jar, 2 1/8 cups

Substitutions:
For 1 cup marshmallow cream heat 16 large or 160 miniature marshmallows + 2 tsp corn syrup in the top of a double boiler.

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### Question: Converting Recipe Using Large Marshmallows

September 3, 2020

I have a recipe that calls for 12 large marshmallows. How many small marshmallows can I use instead and or how much marshmallow cream?

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September 3, 20201 found this helpful

According to Kraft if you have 8 large marshmallows this will equal 1 cup of marshmallows. So the 12 marshmallows equal 1 1/2 cups of marshmallows.

You will need 150 small marshmallows to equal 1 1/2 cups of marshmallows. If you want to use marshmallow cream a 7-ounce jar equal 1 1/2 cups.

### Question: Using Marshmallow Crème to Make Fudge?

December 15, 2013

Can I use marshmallow creme in place of regular marshmallows when making fudge?

By KCR from Bellevue, WA

December 17, 20131 found this helpful

Yes

Marshmallow Fluff Fudge

4 Cups Sugar
1 Can evaporated milk
1 stick butter
1/4 cup of clear Karo syrup
2-12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
7 oz. jar marshmallow crème
2 tsp. vanilla and butter extract
1 square baking Chocolate

Cook sugar & milk until softball 240 degrees F
Add remaining ingredients & beat beater until firm

pour in to buttered 9x13 inch pan.
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I got this from Thrifty Fun

The best way I've found to prevent fudge from turning gritty (a direct result of the recrystallization of sugar) is to add 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar for every 2.5 pounds of sugar used. Cream of tartar actually inhibits the sugar recrystallization process.

Follow all other instructions for the recipe. Add a cap of vanilla extract if you notice an odd aftertaste (not everybody is able to taste the cream of tartar).

Source: The French have been using this solution for ages to prevent the sugar from recrystallizing in fondant recipes. I tried it on fudge and it worked wonderfully.

### Question: Using Mini Marshmallows for Marshmallow Cream?

October 28, 2021

My fudge recipe calls for one 7 oz. jar of fluff. How many cups of mini marshmallows should I use?

October 28, 20210 found this helpful

From The Gourmet Sleuth site:
"As a substitute for 1 cup marshmallow creme: Heat 16 large or 160 miniature marshmallows + 2 teaspoons of corn syrup in the top of a double boiler and stir until the mixture is smooth."

So 140 of the mini's. :-)

### Question: Marshmallow Conversion?

December 9, 2006

How much marshmallow cream does it take to equal 2 cups of miniature marshmallows? I am making fudge.

Boomba from Wrightstown, WI

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December 12, 20060 found this helpful

Hi Boomba!!! Why not just make Marshmallow Creme Fudge??? There are lots of recipes on the internet...here is just one: members.cox.net/.../Fudge.htm Save the mini marshmallows for Rice Krispy Treats :)

By tina (Guest Post)
December 12, 20060 found this helpful

why not make my fudge recipe......
very simple and delicious----
1 can eagle brand milk
three cups chocolate chips
one teaspoon vanilla

mix well pour into a oblong dish add walnuts if you want-

December 12, 20061 found this helpful

I would just melt the marshmallows in the microwave with a little margerine like you do for rice krispie treats and then measure out two cups.

December 12, 20060 found this helpful

Sorry- I think I understood your question backwards the first time. Anyway, just guess! You probabley wouldn't be too far off :)

By Mary (Guest Post)
November 4, 20074 found this helpful

Can I use marshmallow creme in place of regular marshmallows when making Rice Krispies treats? Yes.

According to Kraft-General Foods Inc., a 7-ounce jar of marshmallow creme may be used in place of 4 cups of miniature marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows when making Rice Krispies treats. It may take longer for the treats to harden enough to cut into squares, but once they are set, they are just like the traditional treats!

Caution: Marshmallow creme cannot be substituted for marshmallows in all recipes due to possible changes in texture or consistency.

By Diana (Guest Post)
December 10, 20070 found this helpful

Substitutions
For 1 cup marshmallow cream heat 16 large or 160 miniature marshmallows + 2 tsp corn syrup in the top of a double boiler. PER THE GOURMET SLUETH Happy Holidays

By wanda (Guest Post)
December 14, 20070 found this helpful

How do I measure 3 cups miniature marshmallows?

### Question: Measuring Marshmallow Creme for Fudge Recipe?

December 22, 2008

I have a Fanny Farmer fudge recipe calling for 1 pint of marshmallow creme. It is sold in my area in 7 ounce jars. I know 16 ounces is a pint. But a 7-ounce jar contains about 2 1/2 cups of marshmallow creme. How much should I use in a recipe calling for a 1-pint jar?

Rose from St. Ansgar, IA

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December 22, 20082 found this helpful

Follow directions in the recipe precisely or your fudge may not set.

www.baking911.com/.../fudge.htm

December 23, 20080 found this helpful

There are 2 cups in a pint.

I have seen the marshmallow creme sold in both 7 oz or 13 oz jars. Most fudge recipes I have seen call for a full 7 oz jar. Maybe your recipe is a bit different.

There are several fudge recipes going by that same name. Maybe check them and compare to yours to get an idea of proportions:

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December 28, 20081 found this helpful

Edited with better measurement detail explanation ...
Deeli

Two cups to a pint (8 ounces to a cup). So if the jars you purchase are 7 ounces then you'll need to purchase three jars to be able to have 16 ounces for the recipe and will simply have extra marshmallow creme left over (It refrigerates well) and you can use that leftover marshmallow creme for something else. Perhaps spoon it in to hot chocolate or place on top of ice cream ;-)

It is indeed important to follow the recipe direction amounts for fudge to set properly !!!

I've used a Fanny Farmer Cookbook for about three decades and love it because it's been around for so long before even then :-) Go to this link to find out the history about Fanny and her cookbook ;-)en.wikipedia.org/.../Fannie_Farmer

### Question: How Many Cups in Jar of Marshmallow Creme?

April 27, 2020

How many cups are in a 13oz jar of marshmallow cream?

### Question: Substituting Marshmallow Cream for Marshmallows?

September 26, 2017

My granddaughter hates the texture of marshmallows. Can I substitute marshmallow cream for the marshmallows in a cherry fluff recipe? It calls for 1 cup of miniature marshmallows.

### Question: Substituting Marshmallow Cream for Marshmallows?

December 20, 2012

I have a recipe calling for 12 large marshmallows and all I have is marshmallow cream. Can anyone tell me how much cream I need to make up 12 large marshmallows? Please! Need answer asap. Thanks.

### Question: Substituting Marshmallows for Marshmallow Creme?

December 16, 2015

How many cups of marshmallows would it take to substitute for 2 heaping tablespoons of marshmallow creme?

### Question: Substituting Marshmallow Cream for Marshmallows?

March 13, 2015

I'm always making half a recipe, so how many cups do I need for half a 10 oz bag of miniature marshmallows?

By BB

### Question: Substituting Marshmallow Crème for Marshmallow?

December 4, 2014

How many marshmallows or how many grams of marshmallows would make 7 ounces of marshmallow crème?

By Linda

### Question: Substituting Marshmallow Creme for Marshmallows in Fudge?

December 20, 2010

Can I substitute marshmallow creme for marshmallows in a fudge recipe?

By Kathy from Indianapolis, IN

### Question: Measuring Marshmallow Creme?

January 1, 2015

1 pint of marshmallow creme equals how many cups?

By Bonnie P

### Question: Substituting Marshmallow Cream for Marshmallows?

January 3, 2013

I want to make cherry Bing bars. The recipe calls for 12 marshmallows. Can I substitute marshmallow cream for the marshmallows? If so, how much marshmallow cream should I use?

By Sandy