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Marshmallow Penguins

Marshmallow Penguins

While these adorable marshmmallow penguins may look hard to make, they are not, and are actually ridiculously easy. Here’s how.

Marshmallow Penguins

Every time I want to make a cute christmas dessert for my kids, these easy marshmallow penguins are always my go-to recipe! All you need is some marshmallows, chocolate and reeses pieces or M&M’s.

They’re really tasty, always adorable and your kids will love them. Couldn’t be any easier to make.

Marshmallow Penguins

Marshmallow Penguins

Marshmallow Penguins

  • Author: Anna Young
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 penguins 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 20 marshmallows 
  • 7 oz dark chocolate, melted 
  • white fondant 
  • black royal icing 
  • yellow and orange mini M&Ms
  • wooden skewers


  1. To make the edible eyes, use a rolling pin to roll the white fondant into a thin layer. 
  2. Use the small end of round piping tip to cut the eyes. 
  3. Use the black icing to make dots for eyes. 
  4. Set the eyes aside. 
  5. Insert a wooden skewer into each marshmallow, halfway through. 
  6. Dip the marshmallow into melted chocolate, leaving a patch of uncovered marshmallow for the penguins tummy. 
  7. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. 
  8. Place in a Styrofoam block and refrigerate for an hour. 
  9. Remove the marshmallows from the fridge. 
  10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  11. Using a small amount of melted chocolate glue the eyes and mini M&Ms to marshmallows. 
  12. Lay all of the penguins down on the prepared pan. 
  13. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. 
  14. Serve the marshmallows with or without skewers.

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