Puffy large marshmallows or compact gooey mini mallows delight your taste buds but substituting small marshmallows in recipes that call for large ones can prove tricky. That’s why we’ve provided all the conversions below.
How many small marshmallows equal one large one for recipes or calorie counting purposes? It takes about 10 small mini marshmallows to substitute for one large one. If your recipe calls for a lot of marshmallows, 1/3 lb. of minis equals 4 1/2 cups of large marshmallows and vice versa.
Many home chefs cook a dreamy dessert using large marshmallows or use minis to top baked sweet potatoes for the holidays. If you buy the wrong size, don’t go back to the store. Instead, follow the conversions below to save the recipe.
Why It’s OK to Substitute Small Marshmallows for Large Ones
Marshmallows are made of eggs, sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and vanilla. These squishy treats are awesome right out of the bag. However, many people also use them in a variety of recipes, including both meals and desserts.
If you are toasting marshmallows over an open campfire, large or jumbo marshmallows are hard to replace. However, large marshmallows melted in your hot cocoa or favorite desserts work just as well as minis. So, the next time you reach for a bag of large marshmallows and only find small ones in the cupboard, don’t despair or run to the market. Here is the information you need to adjust the recipe and deliver desserts to the table faster.
There are a mind-melting variety of sizes and consistencies when it comes to purchasing the perfect mallow. Typically, it’s important to follow a recipe as closely as possible. However, if you have mini marshmallows in your cupboard and a recipe calls for large marshmallows, you can safely substitute what you have. To do so, you need to know the right conversions for the various sizes of regular marshmallows or marshmallow fluff — also called marshmallow crème or marshmallow cream.
Conversions for Marshmallows and Marshmallow Creme
Without further ado, here are the conversions for different sizes of marshmallows:
- One regular marshmallow equals 0.25 oz. or 14 minis.
- Eight regular marshmallows equal 1 cup.
- One cup of minis equals 2 ounces or 8 regular mallows.
- One jumbo marshmallow equals half a cup of minis.
- One jumbo marshmallow converts to four regular marshmallows.
- A 10-ounce bag of mini mallows equals six cups or 40 regular fluffy marshmallows.
- One 16-ounce bag of minis equals 8.5 cups or 63 regular marshmallows.
But What About Marshmallow Cream or Marshmallow Fluff?
Seven ounces of cream or fluff equals 1.5 generous cups. Meanwhile, one cup of fluff or creme equals 4 ounces, and half a cup of marshmallow cream equals one cup of mini mallows. On the other hand, an 18-ounce tub of marshmallow fluff equals 3.5 cups if you need to swap it for marshmallows in a dessert or another recipe.
Keep these conversions handy in your kitchen or online recipe app for perfect desserts and meals no matter what size or type of marshmallow you use. For a lighter consistency, stick with whole marshmallows or substitute marshmallow fluff to speed up melting times when you need your food ready quickly.