While we were on our trip to Indiana last week, we discovered an Amish store that sells big bags of the dehydrated marshmallows that come in cereal. You know — the best part of Lucky Charms.
All in a bag by themselves without any of the useless cereal. Yum!
That got me to thinking…why can’t I do that myself with regular store-bought mallows and a food dehydrator?
As it turns out, I can! They’re not quite the same, but they’re pretty darn close. Definitely close enough when my alternative is ordering online or traveling halfway across the country to an Amish store.
It’s a simple process: spread a bag of mallows onto the trays of a food dehydrator, set at 135 degrees or so for about four hours. Done!
Don’t expect a big visual change, though. Here are my mallows before:
And here they are after being dehydrated to a crisp:
Pretty much the same. Yummy, though, and perhaps a great trick to play on someone who is expecting a soft, fluffy mallow and gets a crispy one.
I’d be these things will keep forever, along with mustard and spam and other things that never expire. I doubt they’ll last that long around here, though!
Tagged: food storage