Substituting Marshmallows and Marshmallow Creme

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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, 20055 found this helpful
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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, 20050 found this helpful
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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.

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April 13, 20084 found this helpful
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Marshmallow cream is a whipped, spreadable version of puffy marshmallows used in making fudge, frostings and other confections.

7 oz. jar, 2 1/8 cups

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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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
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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.
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.

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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


December 12, 20060 found this helpful

Hi Boomba!!! Why not just make Marshmallow Creme Fudge??? There are lots of recipes on the is just one: Save the mini marshmallows for Rice Krispy Treats :)

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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
simmer milk add chips vanilla
mix well pour into a oblong dish add walnuts if you want-

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December 12, 20060 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.

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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 :)

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By Mary (Guest Post)
November 4, 20073 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.

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

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

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

How do I measure 3 cups miniature marshmallows?

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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


December 22, 20082 found this helpful

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

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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 ...

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 ;-)

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December 29, 20080 found this helpful

Uh oh. A pint a pound (16 ounces) refers to water. Marshmallows and marshmallow creme have a lot of air in then, so you can't use the pint-a-pound rule.

I think the pint in your recipe means 2 cups of marshmallow creme. Three jars sounds like an awful lot.

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December 30, 20081 found this helpful

The 7 ounce jar likely refers to the weight of the contents of the jar, whereas cups and pints are measures of volume. If you are measuring a pint, then you want to to use the cup measurement. It also depends on whether you are using American measurements or Imperial. American pints are 2 cups, 16 oz of liquid, measured with a measuring cup, not on a scale. Imperial pints are 2 1/2 cups, 20 oz, measured with a measuring cup, not a scale.

I am not familiar with Fanny Farmer, so I am thinking it is a USA thing, and so you want to use 2 cups of your marshmallow cream in this recipe. One jar should be lots, and you will have half a cup left over.

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December 30, 20081 found this helpful

Louel53 has a good point about 'weight' so I just went in to the kitchen and opened a 10 3/4 ounce can of 'condensed' tomato soup to experiment (don't worry, it's in tupperware in the fridge now waiting for lunch tomorrow ;-) ... It was exactly one cup ... At this point I am going to suggest to stick to buying extra jars of the marshmallow cream and return for refund whatever you don't open ;-)

Fanny Farmers recipes were written over a century ago in Massachusetts and I am sure she never dreamed things would be so different these days ;-) I've had trouble with measurements with some of my grama's recipes that she wrote down in the 1930's even :-)

Hope you give this recipe a try and please let us know what you find out and how it turns out !!!

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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.

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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.

By skmischke


December 22, 20120 found this helpful

Hope this helps:

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December 16, 2015

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

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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?


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December 4, 2014

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

By Linda

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December 20, 2010

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

By Kathy from Indianapolis, IN


December 21, 20100 found this helpful

For the person substituting marhmallows instead of the cream in a jar. For every 11/2 cups of sugar use 2 cups of mini marshmallows for fudge.

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December 23, 20100 found this helpful

I think the previous poster has it backwards: the requester wanted to use the creme. On the jar of creme, you will usually find the recipe. I have used nothing but creme for years, but right now I can't recall the exact amount. Google the request indicating your question re creme. Cay from FL

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January 1, 2015

1 pint of marshmallow creme equals how many cups?

By Bonnie P

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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

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June 22, 2017

If you are craving Rice Krispy treats but don't have any marshmallows, you can substitute marshmallow cream if you have some on the shelf. This is a page about substitute marshmallow cream in Rice Krispy treats.

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March 15, 2018

Here is a yummy fudge recipe to try that uses marshmallow creme. This is a page about substituting marshmallow cream for fondant in fudge.

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