Last Updated: May 10, 2023 @ 2:10 pm.

What are the best dehydrated marshmallows? To find out, we did a blind taste test with several popular brands. A lovely addition to hot cocoa, cookies and other baked goods, dehydrated marshmallows add a bit of crunch and color to sweet treats. Which were the most magically delicious? Here are the ones we thought tasted best.

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Finding the Best Dehydrated Marshmallows . . . And A Recipe

Let’s talk dehydrated marshmallows.

Common in recipes for everything from sweet potato casseroles to rocky road ice cream, we like adding them to cocoa mix or making your own hot chocolate bombs. And for folks who don’t think their cereal has enough marshmallows, these are for you too!

We tried out several brands in a blind taste test—and we included both brightly colored options and vanilla marshmallow bits.

Before we get to the winners, here’s a quick recipe:

Recipe: S’Mores Chocolate Bars

PREP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr, 5 mins


  • 1 cup Anthony’s Goods Vanilla Marshmallow Bits
  • Enough dark chocolate to fit your molds (we used 150 g)
  • 2-3 graham crackers


This one’s for the s’mores lovers out there. This recipe brings your beloved ingredients into bar form, with loads of fun texture in every bite.

  1. Sprinkle the marshmallow bits inside your chocolate molds. Then, crumble the graham crackers and sprinkle that in as well. (Don’t add too much, or there won’t be enough room for the chocolate.)
  2. Melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until melted.
  3. Pour it into the molds and smooth the tops so that the chocolate fills them completely.
  4. Freeze for 1 hour before removing from the molds and enjoying.

Recipe and photo credit: Anthony’s Goods

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Best for Cookies

Made in the USA
We loved the taste of the marshmallows in this 2.5 lb. jar—super yummy and great to use for decorating cupcakes.
$27.99 ($0.70 / Ounce)

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Best For Cocoa

Great for Cereal
Yummy! These brightly marshmallows were among the best tasted in our tests. Resealable pouch is handy.
$12.99 ($0.81 / Ounce)

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Best for Baking

Vanilla is the finest of the flavors
These vanilla marshmallows are great for baking and cooking, especially for sweet potato recipes. Very tasty.

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Best Budget-Friendly

Perfect for cookies
If you need a large quantity of colorful dehydrated marshmallows for baking, this would be our pick. Great flavor and nice bang for the buck.

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