Friday, February 20, 2015

Magic Marshmallow Puffs!

I don't know which year these won, but once upon a time these won the Pillsbury Bake-off....and I know it had to have been a LOOOONG time ago. (Just looked it up; it was 1969. I was young and the earth was still cooling.  It also explains why my sister has no recollection of these; she was a toddler.)

In 1969, I would have been the perfect age to make these.  (If you know my twitter handle, you can do the math and figure out exactly how old I was.)  They are easy and messy and fun!  They are also magic, as the name implies.

One of the keys to these muffins is to have everything ready before you start.  Granulated sugar and cinnamon mixed in a bowl, marshmallows, melted butter (I use the good stuff) and crescent rolls, split apart and flattened. (Making them flat is important.) I also have the oven preheated to 350 degrees, as my oven tends to take the better part of the millennium to preheat.

There are just a few simple steps to making these.
1.  Dip the marshmallow into the butter and completely cover it.


2. Roll it in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. 

3. Roll the marshmallow up in the crescent roll triangle.  Pinch it together, making sure the marshmallow is entirely covered.  (This is why you want to flatten that dough as much as possible.)

It should look like this, if possible.

4. Roll the dough-covered marshmallow in butter, and then again in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.

5. Place in a buttered muffin tin.

6.  Bake for as long as the crescent roll package says.  (Use your best judgment.  I tend to look every few minutes, and then forget while I run to turn off the coffee pot or something, and then freak out and catch them just before they burn. You could set your oven timer, which would probably make more sense, but it wouldn't be as dramatic.)


7. One of the things about this recipe that I used to think was so cool is the fact that sometimes, no matter how completely you pinch them into their cocoons, the marshmallows explode and ooze out all over.  I think this is one of the reasons they are fun to make with kids.  I no longer am as obsessed with the idea of exploding pastries as I once was, but it's still kinda cool.  Make sure you leave them in the pan for five minutes or so before you take them out of the tin.  They are incredibly hot and that oozy stuff is like hot glue and it might kill you.  Or at least smart a little.   
(Hint: I use a knife to go around the edges of the tin before I pry these suckers out.)

And here's the magic part--the marshmallow disappears!!

Enjoy your puff with some coffee or tea!! (They are not too tasty with beer.  Sorry.)


Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Where the heck is the marshmallow? My kids would probably get a kick out of these.

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh- I am making these when the kids come over. I have never heard of this recipe. Thanks-LOVE it! xo Diana said...

You must link these to Friday Favorites going on now
On a different note: Thought of you when I saw a commercial for Cinderella with "Rose" playing the lead! Have you seen the commercial? laura

andi filante said...

Yummy! You changed your banner. Again! I was totally groovin' on the previous one, but I like this one too. :)


Melody Smith said...

These look yummy!! I will have to make some with Hunter :-)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i think i just gained 10 pounds looking and drooling, but i think it's worth it.

Andrea said...


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Wow! I can't believe I've never seen this recipe.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

So I spent the night and all day yesterday at the hospital with an Aunt (who is fine now), but saw this post while I was waiting for her to come out of surgery. Thought about them all day yesterday. I'm so making these today. This may be the first post I ever saw that made me want to lick the screen...but I was at the hospital where germs abound and where there is a psych ward, so I refrained.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

These look awesome! Gonna have to give them a try!
xo Heidi

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh wow! Those look amazing! And now I can't help but wonder how someone decided to roll marshmallows in pastry dough! My next diet cheat will be with these!!! :) Linda

Tarnished Royalty said...

Combine butter, cinnamon and sugar and I'm in! I'm really surprised I've never seen this recipe before. Thanks for sharing it! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am completely amazed that I have never heard of these! We are around the same age I think! Where have these been all my life! Now I have to try them. Is this a 315-er thing to make, cuz I wasn't always a 315-er.....;-)

Feral Turtle said...

Oh my, these look amazing. Off to town I go for Pilsbury dough!! Love your blogs new look Kirby. Cheers.

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