Easy Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Bites
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 35


  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows


  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or candy melts for drizzling
  • Sprinkles (your choice)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (f) and grease cupcake pan.
  2. Cream butter, applesauce, and brown sugar until combined and smooth (3-4 minutes). Add milk, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients, and then pour dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix well to combine.
  4. Make dough balls (tablespoon size) and press into each mini muffin cup. Don't fill to the top. Fill about ¾ full)
  5. Bake 6-7 minutes. The muffins will still be slightly undercooked.
  6. Remove muffin cups from the oven and press 3-4 mini marshmallows into the centers. Return the muffin tray to the oven until the marshmallows start to rise and melt. Don't overcook, 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove muffin tray from the oven and let cool about 15 minutes. Once completely cooled, melt chocolate chips in microwave. If you are using candy melts for the topping, melt according to directions.
  8. Drizzle topping over the muffins and top with sprinkles.
Store in airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
Recipe by The Budget Mom at https://www.thebudgetmom.com/hot-chocolate-marshmallow-bites/