All this talk of hot chocolate, s鈥檓ores 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 鈥榤allows 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鈥檚 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 鈥榤allows 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鈥檝e 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鈥檛 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 鈥榤allows 鈥 cave(wo)men don鈥檛 know what they鈥檙e 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鈥檚 a hidden pocket of your favorite jam inside. We鈥檙e thinking we may need to test these out with some Nutella or peanut butter in place of the fruity stuff鈥 (via Savvy Eat)


10. Passionfruit Marshmallows: You won鈥檛 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鈥檙e feeling the warming effects of their spiced flavor already. (via Jacquelyn Clark)


12. Pinot Noir Marshmallows: You鈥檒l have an almost full bottle of wine left after whipping up a batch of these bad boys. What to do, what to do鈥 (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鈥檛 find the stuff where you live, these 鈥榤allows 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 鈥榤allows vegetarian-friendly and just as fluffy. (via Be Miam)


20. Caramel-Wrapped Marshmallows: You鈥檒l 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!