Marshmallow Saltine Cookies

When Myrna and I were kids, our Grandmother, especially, would make this inexpensive treat for us, when she was already using her oven.  Today, my grandson, Josh, asks for them when he visits.   Myrna made it for her kids too.  It’s so simple, there is no real recipe.
There is something about the sweet salty taste and gooey marshmallow and crispy cracker.  A good way to use up hardened marshmallows or stale saltines too.  They are addictive and adults as well as children will want their share.
Marshmallow Cookies
Heat your oven or toaster oven to 350-400°.  On a cookie sheet, arrange as many saltine squares as you wish – 2 or 3 per person.  Cut regular marshmallows in half (at the equator) and put a half on each saltine, cut side down.Bake, watching carefully, until puffed and toasted (like campfire marshmallows).  Remove from oven, let cool slightly, and serve.      We don’t store them…they never last long enough.
The kids and grandkids will be asking for them…”Grandma, can you make some of those marshmallow cookies?” just as Myrna and I did.  They are also a favorite of my husband as well.


  1. Hi Sue and Myrna,

    I have been reading your posts and have friends in Iowa. It's great to see people living, as my dad would say, "...the good life". Just wanted to say hello and thank you for the web site. It's really a great site. Keep it up! Mrs. C

  2. Love this!! I will try this for my twin Grandsons over Memorial Day weekend. They are almost 4 and I bet they will love these. Thanks again.

  3. In all my years I have never seen or heard about this very simple treat. Will try it very soon for my grandkids.

  4. I make something of the same but use peanut butter on the cracker and then the marshmallows. Yummy! Please try it. I think you will like it.

  5. I grew up on these. My mother (another Myrna) used to make them for us as an afternoon treat. They are quick easy and delicious. My 14 year old recently called me asking for baking directions, I was so proud to have passed on the tradition.
    Found out he was making them as a Dirty Santa gift, they got stolen 4 times definitely a hit.

  6. Hey, Not a lot of us Myrna's around. Great to see someone else grew up enjoying these.
    Nice that you are passing the tradition on, all most everyone will eat them and enjoy them, nice for teenagers to make themselves.


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