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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.
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.
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.
Can I use marshmallow creme in place of regular marshmallows when making fudge?
By KCR from Bellevue, WA
Marshmallow Fluff Fudge
4 Cups Sugar
1 Can evaporated milk
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.
How much marshmallow cream does it take to equal 2 cups of miniature marshmallows? I am making fudge.
Boomba from Wrightstown, WI
Hi Boomba!!! Why not just make Marshmallow Creme Fudge??? There are lots of recipes on the internet...here is just one: members.cox.net/
why not make my fudge recipe......
very simple and delicious----
1 can eagle brand milk
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.
Sorry- I think I understood your question backwards the first time. Anyway, just guess! You probabley wouldn't be too far off :)
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.
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
How do I measure 3 cups miniature marshmallows?
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
Follow directions in the recipe precisely or your fudge may not set.
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:
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 ;-)en.wikipedia.org/
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.
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.
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 !!!
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.
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.
Hope this helps:
How many cups of marshmallows would it take to substitute for 2 heaping tablespoons of marshmallow creme?
I'm always making half a recipe, so how many cups do I need for half a 10 oz bag of miniature marshmallows?
How many marshmallows or how many grams of marshmallows would make 7 ounces of marshmallow crème?
Can I substitute marshmallow creme for marshmallows in a fudge recipe?
By Kathy from Indianapolis, IN
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.
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
1 pint of marshmallow creme equals how many cups?
By Bonnie P
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?
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.
Here is a yummy fudge recipe to try that uses marshmallow creme. This is a page about substituting marshmallow cream for fondant in fudge.