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Magic Marshmallow Treats: Your RDA of sugar in one bite!

2011 February 8
by Emily Hill

Remember how I was going to post all my favorite recipes from 2010’s church progressive dinner? That is still the plan and I finally have a plan to make it happen, so look forward to a few Saturday posts sharing my favorite appetizer, soup & salad, main dish and dessert recipes. Until then you can read this wrap-up post from 2009, which has links to recipes from years past.

Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite dessert recipes from this past year’s progressive dinner and bake-off because, one, I don’t want to be the only one of us far surpassing her recommended daily allowance of sugar; and two, I’ve already waited far too long to share it. I’ve been wanting to make these Magic Marshmallow Treats since December and finally got around to it Super Bowl Sunday. And the wait was worth it. Now it’s your turn to make this cinnamon sugary marshmallow dessert and tell me if you think it was worth the wait!

A couple things (i.e., learn from my mistakes):

  • Grease the pan very, very well.
  • Make sure you seal those crescent rolls as tightly as you can. (You’ll see why later.)
  • You may need another 1/2 cup sugar plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon depending on how cinnamon sugary you like your treats.
  • My girlfriend whose recipe this is says it’s a fun one for kids because they love rolling the marshmallows in the cinnamon sugar. I wasn’t brave enough to try it so this statement has not been verified, though my kids did think the disappearing marshmallows were pretty cool.

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Magic Marshmallow Treats
by Amber Coop*

3 8 oz. cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
24 large marshmallows
1/2 cup butter, melted

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Separate crescent rolls into individual pieces; set aside. Combine cinnamon and sugar; set aside.

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Roll one marshmallow in butter, then in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place marshmallow inside the roll…

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…and pinch the dough closed around marshmallow.

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Roll the crescent roll in butter, then the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place in a greased muffin tin. Repeat for all the marshmallows and rolls.

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Hopefully you pinched close the crescent rolls so well, you avoid seeing this when opening the oven door to check them:

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Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown (and hopefully bubbly on the inside rather than outside). Remove from oven and allow to cool two minutes in pan. Remove from pan, set on a simple white plate and cut open so you can prove to your readers kids those large marshmallows really do disappear!

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Now if only the muffin pan in which you cooked the magic marshmallow treats would disappear…

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* Amber qualified for the Boston Marathon and will be running competing this spring. I’m thinking the only way to eat her Magic Marshmallow Treats and still be able to button my jeans is by training for a full marathon. Guess I better break out the stretchy pants!

P.S. Nathan says what these things need are some small, diced apples. Any suggestions how to work those into the recipe?

24 Responses Post a comment
  1. February 8, 2011

    Holy crap! How has my life been missing these for all these years? These look incredible.
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    Emily Reply:

    Come on over! We still have a few and I think they’re calling your name. (Better yours than mine!)

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  2. February 8, 2011

    This is my kind of treat! I’m going to make these for sure!
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    Emily Reply:

    If you want a true power lunch, combine one or two of these with a caffeinated beverage! ;)

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  3. February 8, 2011

    oh my…geeez…gah…drooling….

    I am making this for a treat this weekend. No doubt.

    Looks divine!!!!

    With a large Coke…pure bliss, I am sure of it.
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    Emily Reply:

    Van will LOVE helping you make these! Enjoy a few for me. I will probably have eaten them all by then. :)

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  4. Amber Coop permalink
    February 8, 2011

    Emily…the pics are great! Love it! And my pan looked the same. I actually even borrowed an extra one from Candace because I was making so many. Then I really felt the pressure to clean, clean, clean since the pan wasn’t mine!

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    Emily Reply:

    Good to know I’m not the only one lacking dough-pinching skills!

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  5. February 8, 2011

    This is one recipe I think I can handle. Yummy!!! I needed a treat last night for FHE … better late then never, right?
    Love reading your blog!! :)

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    Emily Reply:

    Always better late than never when it comes to dessert!

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  6. February 8, 2011

    That looks fantastic!! What a great idea:-)

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    Emily Reply:

    I think you need to try–and eat–this great idea sometime very, very soon!

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  7. Erin permalink
    February 9, 2011

    These look so yummy – my kids don’t have school on Valentine’s, so I’m looking for some fun things to fill our day up with – too bad most of them include sugary Valentine treats…

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    Emily Reply:

    Of course they do. Isn’t Valentine’s Day also known as National Sugar Rush Day? Or is that Halloween? I can’t keep track!

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  8. February 11, 2011

    ooooh!!! YUM! Why do I always crave sugar whenever I come to your blog?

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    Emily Reply:

    Because my blog is filled with sugar-filled treats!

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  9. February 14, 2011

    These are a favorite at our house too. I’ve never thought of doing them in a muffin pan though. Genius idea!!
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    Emily Reply:

    I think the muffin pan idea is great, though you can tell it doesn’t contain them very well…at least when I try to make them!

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  10. February 14, 2011

    These were sooooooooo yum! I made them last night.
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  11. February 21, 2011

    I made these twice. Once as described and once without any butter and on a cookie sheet. I just sprinkled the sugar on both sides of the dough. They were less greasy that way. Fun :)
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    Emily Reply:

    That’s a great way to make these a little more healthy and a lot less greasy! Did you like the cookie sheet method? I’ve wanted to compare but don’t dare make them again because I would eat them all!

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    Teresa Reply:

    I did. They didn’t stick. Yea! I know the feeling. I think I ate 4 of them last night. Ouch.
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