Saturday, September 19, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #124: MarshBakes (Otherwise known as Marshmallow No-Bake Cookies)

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom. 

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen is where I like to post about the time the children and I spend learning in the kitchen and creating yummy foods. Sometimes they go along with our lessons, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they are recipes of my own creation, sometimes they are recipes I have found elsewhere.

I decided to make it a linky party so others can share their great recipes. We love finding new recipes to try, so even if you didn't have children helping you in the kitchen, I would love to see your recipes. If we use your recipe in one of our Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen times, I will link back to your post.

You will find the linky at the bottom of the post. I hope you will join with me in this fun party. Don't forget to check out some of the other great recipes that have linked up, and the featured post.

Marsh Bakes

This week's recipe is courtesy of Amelia. She had the idea of adding marshmallows to our regular no-bake cookies. I was a bit concerned they wouldn't set up right; however, they were perfect and had a slightly different flavor than regular no-bakes. This recipe is another one that has become one of our "Keeper" Recipes. 


2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter

pinch of salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup mini marshmallows

Amelia was the teacher this day, so it was Amelia and the Kids in the Kitchen (with daddy there to help so I could take pictures).

First we put the sugar, baking cocoa, milk, butter, and salt in the pan.

We stirred it over medium low heat while the butter melted, waiting for it to come to a boil.

After it came to a boil, we continued stirring for 1 minute.

Then we turned off the heat, and added the oats and vanilla. I learned that the best way to make no-bakes is to add the oats and vanilla before the peanut butter. They set up much better. The peanut butter does need to be stirred in next. Then we added the marshmallows, right before spooning them onto the wax paper.

Amelia started spooning them by tablespoons onto the wax paper. The marshmallows did make them a bit stickier, making them a little harder to get off the spoon. 

Mommy took over, and got them all spooned onto the wax paper.


1- Combine Sugars, Butter, Milk, Butter, and Salt.
2- Bring to a boil.
3- Boil for 1 minutes.
4- Remove from heat.
5- Add Oats, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter
6- Stir to combine. Then add marshmallows and stir.
7- Drop by tablespoon measure (approx, depends how big you want them), onto wax paper.
8- Cool. 
9- Enjoy! 

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
Photobucket More the Merrier Monday
Full Time Mama Hip Homeschooling

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. I can't believe how big your girls are getting! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

  2. was this really sweet??? was the sweetness bearable???

    1. They actually weren't really any sweeter. Just gave them a slightly different flavor.


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