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Marshmallow Roll Cookies. Easy, no-bake & freezer friendly!

Marshmallow Roll Cookies. Easy, no-bake & freezer friendly! These cookie confections will be popular with all ages, especially around the Christmas season.

Marshmallow Roll Cookies

Marshmallow Roll Cookies

October 2018 update with new video!

These Marshmallow Roll Cookies are another treat that you routinely see on trays of Christmas cookies here in Newfoundland. They are popular in local bakeries too, especially those that specialize in popular Newfoundland treats and squares.

They look very much like Newfoundland Snowballs but the soft chocolate outside is even easier to make. This is the same recipe that I use to surround well drained maraschino cherries as well.

I sometimes dip those in chocolate or roll them in coconut like in this recipe.

Desiccated coconut in white ceramic bowl.

Fine or medium cut, desiccated (dried) coconut is best in this recipe.

You will also often see this recipe made as a long roll with slices cut off the roll to serve. My method is a little different because I found the roll more difficult to store.

The cut marshmallow kept sticking together in the containers and this often led to mangled slices.

Marshmallow Roll Cookies

Marshmallow Roll Cookies

The Solution.

My solution was to turn each large marshmallow into its own sphere and then freeze them. When serving, I then just slice halfway through the marshmallow and chocolate ball to create 2 individual portions.

Easy peasy and no sticky marshmallows to wreck the look of the cookies.

As a kid, I’d most often see these made with coloured/flavoured marshmallows but those seem to be increasingly hard to find. Kraft Canada, who make the popular Jet-Puffed brand I grew up with as a kid, do not list the jumbo size on their website. just the mini marshmallows.

Jumbo marshmallows in a wooden bowwl. Stock image from Depositphotos

Jumbo Marshmallows

You may be able to find them in another band if you try. The pretty pastel colours do look very appealing on the plate.

Nonetheless, these are still quite delicious with their chewy texture, chocolatey flavour and soft marshmallow centre. Because they are so freezer friendly, they are an ideal make-ahead idea for kids birthday parties or for Christmas treats.

Need more Christmas cookie inspiration?

If you liked this recipe you many want to check out this great collection of No Bake Cookies that was incredibly popular during our last Holiday season.

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Recipe updated October, 2017 to include short video demonstration of how to make these super easy treats.

Marshmallow Roll Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies

Marshmallow Roll Cookies - easy, no-bake & freezer friendly!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Marshmallow Roll Cookies - easy, no-bake & freezer friendly! These cookie confections will be popular with all ages, especially around the Christmas season.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut, fine or medium cut (plus an additional cup or so to roll the balls)
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 10 ounce can sweetened condensed milk, 1 1/4 cups
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • About 2 dozen jumbo marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the graham crumbs, 1 cup coconut and cocoa until well combined. This also helps break up any lumps in the cocoa.
  2. Mix together the condensed milk, butter and vanilla and stir into the dry mixture.
  3. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for 20 minutes or so before forming the cookies.
  4. The mixture is going to be very sticky, so you will need to continuously wet your hands as you form them. I use a little finger bowl or ramekin of cold water for this purpose. I dip my fingertips into the chilled water with one hand and let the drips fall onto my other hand. I then rub my palms together so that there is a light coating of water on both hands. You don't want your hands dripping wet.
  5. Take a well rounded tablespoon of the chocolate mixture from the bowl, roll it into a ball and then pat it into a circle in your palm.
  6. Place a jumbo marshmallow on its end in the centre and bring all of the sides off the circle up over the top of the marshmallow, pinching it together to seal on top. pat the entire exterior smooth and roll in the additional coconut.
  7. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and continue forming the balls until all of the chocolate mixture is used up.
  8. Freeze the balls on the cookie sheet before transferring them to an airtight container and then back into the freezer.
  9. I like to use a layer of parchment paper between layer if stacking them.
  10. When ready to serve, split each ball in half with a sharp serrated bread knife.
  11. These will thaw very quickly in 10-15 minutes.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

24 cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 12mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Neds

Saturday 31st of October 2020

Barry, you should try homemade marshmallows in these . They are much more fresh and a little more dense making the texture and taste of these even cookies even better. The Canadian Living Cookbook has a good recipe and it's a great way to use spare egg whites.

Christine

Thursday 5th of December 2019

Might be a stupid question as I’ve never made these before- what if I used regular sized marshmallows and kept one end free of chocolate mixture - then I wouldn’t need to cut them and they would still look pretty? Also if I used jumbo and sliced in half - have you ever put Christmas sprinkles in the top to make marshmallow more festive?

Charmaine

Sunday 3rd of March 2019

I have this recipe, or pretty close. I have been making it for years, but it's called "egg yolk cookies" and I always do cookie exchange and i like to do some cookie trays as gifts. And this cookies are always the favorite. But I have to say I like this name better lol

Janette waugh

Friday 23rd of November 2018

I'm in Scotland is it plain flour used in this recipe as in all purpose flour thanks

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 14th of December 2018

Unless otherwise noted in North American recipes flour means all purpose flour/plain flour.

Janette waugh

Friday 23rd of November 2018

Is it 2cups plain flour??

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 20th of December 2018

HUH? are we talking about the same recipe?

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