Easy Dip-Dyed Red, White & Blue Marshmallows!

/ Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Turn plain marshmallows into an special last-minute treat for July 4th. They'll dress up your s'mores and they're a cinch to make. It took me less than 30 minutes to dip-dye a whole bag of marshmallows. 

Another reason to make these: This recipe costs less than $5 for over 3 dozen servings! All you'll need is 1 bag marshmallows and 1 package food coloring. How fun would these be on your July 4th dessert table? 
As you know, I have a bit of a marshmallow obsession, so I'll probably eat these plain. But why not set out supplies for a Red, White and Blue S'mores? Arrange marshmallows, skewers, white chocolate bars and graham crackers for guests to toast and assemble as desired. Ooo! Or organize all of the ingredients in a gift box and use these red, white and blue marshmallows as part of a patriotic hostess gift!


MAKES: about 3 dozen

20 drops red food coloring
20 drops blue food coloring
1 bag large marshmallows 

1. Put the red food coloring in a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon water and swirl to combine. Repeat with the blue food coloring in a separate small bowl. 
2. Cover a work surface with aluminum foil; top with a piece of paper towel. Dip 1 side of the marshmallows in the red food coloring; let dry 10 minutes on the paper towel. Dip the other side of the marshmallows in the blue food coloring; let dry 10 minutes. 

Would you make these Red, White and Blue Marshmallows for you Fourth of July party? Speaking of which, how are you spending your holiday? I'd love to know!  xo Erin


  1. This is just too cute. I'm doing it right now, but battling a little bit with the paper towel--it keeps taking off the food coloring from the bottom of the 'mallow! Fingers crossed I'm figured a way to fix this...hopefully they won't look like bloody Halloween marshmallows! :)

  2. Oh no! You know what, I use those super-soft Viva paper towels, maybe that's the difference? So sorry, Ashleigh! I'm going to test out with parchment. Maybe that's better xo Erin

  3. Not a problem! I ended up putting them right on the foil, which seemed to do the trick. Parchment would have better choice, though. It also could have been because it was too hot in my sweaty Brooklyn kitchen. They spent the night on the foil in the fridge and looked good when I put them in there last night. Either way, I know they will be a hit tonight, drippy bits and all. Thanks again for the great idea!

  4. Erin, these are just darling! Love how bright the colors turned out, too. Pinning this to try next year! (And knowing me, I won't be able to wait that long to give it a go....) :-) Hope you had a Happy Fourth.

  5. Brilliant, so glad! Hope you had a very happy 4th Asheligh xoxox

  6. Hey Lauren! Oh fabulous, thank you so much. I'm totally going to make these again for Labor Day and that's not too far away :) So very glad you like 'em. Hope you had a happy 4th, too! xo Erin


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