All your Marshmallow Conversion questions answered in one place!
One of the most frequent questions I get on my site, whether it be on email, in the comments section or on facebook is about marshmallow equivalents. For example, “How many cups of minis is 10 ounces” or “How many regular marshmallows equal a 10 ounce bag of minis?”
Well, you know what? I’ve kind of wondered all that too. I use marshmallows a LOT here on this site…even claiming to have perfected the Krispie Treat. Yep, I did.
Anyhow, I do get stuck with some half-used bags of marshmallows from time to time…and without actually weighing them it’s always a guess on if I am actually measuring out enough.
Because let’s be real..marshmallows are hard to measure. One cup of minis to you might be an entirely different thing to me…there’s just so much airspace, you know?
Luckily in most recipes including marshmallows if you go up a few ounces or down a few it doesn’t really affect the outcome too much.
BUT with all that said I wanted to know all the sticky details.
So one day last week I bought ALL the marshmallows in their various sizes, consistencies etc, got my food scale and an arsenal of measuring cups ready and went to work.
It was a dirty job. Literally.
I am still chiseling Fluff off of my dining room table.
What I’ve found is brands are all very consistent in the weights…so don’t worry too much about a Jet-Puffed regular weighing the same amount as a generic brand regular. It does for all intents and purposes.
Also Marshmallow Fluff and Marshmallow Creme are the same. Don’t let anyone tel you different. I might get some opposing views on this, but the only difference I could find was the brand name and the size jar it’s sold in, Creme generally coming in an 7 ounce container and Fluff in an 18 ounce.
Here’s a visual of my findings.
It’s all very scientific…
You can see by the chart below (and up top) that I have taken all variations of marshmallows and given you their weight and cup equivalents.
You certainly can’t sub in Fluff everywhere you need a melted marshmallow…the consistency is different.
But I have always wondered how much 7 ounces of Marshmallow Creme actually is.
AND let me tell you, once you scoop out the Fluff or Creme it settles and the whipped consistency loses a bit of volume. So all my measurements are after the Fluff settled.
So anyhow, I want you to PIN, bookmark, save, take a screenshot…whatever of this handy little chart. Since you and I are kindred spirits there are a lot of marshmallows in our future!