All this talk of hot chocolate, s’mores and Rice Krispies Treats has us with one thing on the brain: marshmallows. It may be a sticky endeavor, but making your very own springy, fluffy ‘mallows at home is remarkably easy. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own flavors and tailoring ingredients to fit your needs; these 20 treats show you how it’s done.


1. Caramel Speculaas Marshmallows: Caramelandcookie butter. Does it get any better than that? Regardless, this combo sets the bar quite high. (via Crumbs + Corkscrews)


2. Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows: Chocoholics will LOVE adding a few of these ‘mallows to their next mugful of hot cocoa. (via She Bakes Here)


3. Key Lime Pie Marshmallows: Rolled in crumbles of toasted coconut or graham cracker, all the flavors of the classic pie are packed into one bite. (via Baking a Moment)


4. Creme de Menthe Marshmallows: We’ve known for some time now that booze and gelatin are a wonderful pair (hello, Jello shots). These minty marshmallows are no exception. (via Boulder Locavore)


5. Pomegranate and Cranberry Marshmallows: You don’t even need to add food coloring to create the blushing hue of these sweet-tart candies. (via Food Nouveau)


6. Toasted Marshmallows: Pop these classic marshmallows under the broiler for a few to give them a toasty exterior sans campfire. (via The Whole Bite Blog)


7. Paleo Marshmallows: Honey and maple syrup sweeten these paleo-friendly ‘mallows — cave(wo)men don’t know what they’re missing. (via A Girl Worth Saving)


8. Chambord Marshmallows: A hint of raspberry flavor scents each of these barely pink, spiked pillows. (via Food Fanatic)


9. Jam-Filled Marshmallows: Surprise! There’s a hidden pocket of your favorite jam inside. We’re thinking we may need to test these out with some Nutella or peanut butter in place of the fruity stuff… (via Savvy Eat)


10. Passionfruit Marshmallows: You won’t find tropical-scented treats like these on any store shelves. (via Makers Society)


11. Apple Cider Marshmallows: Add these to your next mugful of mulled cider, chai or hot buttered rum. We’re feeling the warming effects of their spiced flavor already. (via Jacquelyn Clark)


12. Pinot Noir Marshmallows: You’ll have an almost full bottle of wine left after whipping up a batch of these bad boys. What to do, what to do… (via Kendall-Jackson)


13. Vanilla Bean-Black Pepper Marshmallows: Sugar and spice and everything nice is the name of the game here. Flecks of vanilla bean disguise the black pepper oh-so-well, making for a piquant surprise. (via Eats Well With Others)


14. Corn Syrup-Free Marshmallows: Whether you avoid corn syrup for dietary reasons or simply can’t find the stuff where you live, these ‘mallows are here to save the day. Made with a DIY sugar syrup, they turn out just as springy as their corny counterparts. (via A Sweet Pea Chef)


15. Malted Caramel Swirl Marshmallows: Luscious caramel and retro malt flavors mingle together quite well in these swirly sweets. (via The Gold Lining Girl)


16. Lemon Meringue Marshmallows: Given that marshmallows are in the same family as meringue, it totally makes sense that a lemon meringue pie-inspired confection would be utter perfection. (via Snixy Kitchen)


17. Strawberry-Cream Marshmallows: Dip these strawberry-vanilla squares into melted chocolate for a Neapolitan-style twist. (via Baked by Joanna)


18. Fluffy Corn-Free Marshmallows: A mix of cane and coconut sugars plus maple syrup give these corn syrup-free goodies a unique flavor all their own. (via Allergy Free Alaska)


19. Agar-Agar Marshmallows: Swapping agar-agar for gelatin makes these ‘mallows vegetarian-friendly and just as fluffy. (via Be Miam)


20. Caramel-Wrapped Marshmallows: You’ll save a bundle making this classic candy shop treat at home. (via Not so Humble Pie)

Do you prefer your marshmallows classic or flavored, au natural or toasted? Share your confection preferences in the comments!