Easy Air Fryer Roasted Marshmallows Recipe

Craving that summertime classic without a fire pit? This easy air fryer roasted marshmallows recipe brings all the joy of campfire s’mores into your kitchen. It’s a perfect sweet treat for families or when that air fryer smores craving strikes! This method guarantees gooey marshmallows and an easy dessert option. 

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What Are Roasted Marshmallows

Roasted marshmallows are popular, especially in outdoor settings like camping or backyard gatherings. They are simply marshmallows heated over an open flame or another heat source until they become toasted on the outside and melt into a gooey, sticky texture on the inside.

Why Make Air Fryer Roasted Marshmallows?

Using an air fryer to make roasted marshmallows is quick, clean, and safe. There’s no need for an open flame, making it a great option for indoor fun. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy this favorite campfire treat year-round!

PRO TIPS for the Best Air Fryer Roasted Marshmallows Recipe

  • Single Layer: Arrange marshmallows in a single layer in the air fryer basket to ensure they heat evenly and get perfectly gooey.
  • Parchment Paper or aluminum foil: Trust me, you will need either to prevent the marshmallows from sticking to the basket and for easy cleanup.
  • Close Eye: Watch the marshmallows closely as they cook. They can quickly go from perfect to overly done.

Popular Ways to Enjoy Roasted Marshmallows:

  • S’mores: Perhaps the most famous way to enjoy roasted marshmallows is in a s’more, a treat made by sandwiching the roasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate between two graham cracker squares. The heat from the marshmallow partially melts the chocolate, creating a warm, gooey dessert.
  • Marshmallow Roasting: Many enjoy roasted marshmallows independently, appreciating the crisp exterior and creamy, melted center.
  • With Other Desserts: Roasted marshmallows can be added to other desserts for extra flavor and texture, such as topping for sweet potato casseroles, in hot chocolate as a decadent garnish, or even chopped up in ice cream.

Ingredients for toast marshmallows

Large Marshmallows: The star of the recipe, they puff up and get wonderfully gooey when heated.

How to make an air fryer marshmallows

Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (199°C) using the ‘air fry’ setting. I generally prefer high temperature as it takes just a few minutes for the beautiful golden brown look. 

Prepare the Basket: Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper cut to size to prevent sticking.

Cooking: Place the marshmallow halves and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown and puffy. Watch closely to avoid burning. Cook min marshmallows for about 1-2 minutes.

Serve Immediately: Enjoy your while they’re warm and gooey.

Popular Marshmallows will make a perfect air fry marshmallow

Classic Large Marshmallows

 When toasted in an air fryer, jumbo marshmallows puff up beautifully and take on a delightful golden hue.

Mini Marshmallows

Toast very quickly, making them ideal for quick snacks or as a topping. They’re particularly great for adding to hot drinks like cocoa for a perfect hot marshmallow, where they melt into a sweet, sticky topping, or for desserts that require a light, sweet garnish. In an air fryer, they can melt and toast in under a minute, so it’s crucial to keep a close watch to prevent burning.

Flavored Marshmallows

Flavored marshmallows, such as strawberry, vanilla, or chocolate, add a unique twist to any toasted marshmallow treat. These marshmallows can bring new flavors to your s’mores or act as a delightful, aromatic treat on their own. When toasted in an air fryer, the added flavors become more pronounced, enhancing the overall taste experience.

Stuffed Marshmallows

Stuffed marshmallows, which may contain fillings like chocolate, caramel, or fruit preserves, offer a surprise center that melts deliciously when heated. These are especially decadent when toasted, as the center becomes a hot, molten contrast to the crispy exterior. In an air fryer, stuffed marshmallows can be transformed into a quick dessert that feels indulgent and special.

Vegan Marshmallows

For those avoiding animal products, vegan marshmallows are a fantastic option. Made without gelatin, these marshmallows toast up just as well as their traditional counterparts, providing a cruelty-free alternative for enjoying this classic treat. Vegan marshmallows in an air fryer can be toasted to perfection, allowing everyone at the gathering to enjoy a warm, toasted marshmallow.


Each air fryer s’more contains approximately 100-150 calories, depending on the size and type of chocolate used.

How to Store Leftovers

  • Cool Completely: Allow any leftover s’mores to cool completely.
  • Airtight Container: Store them in an airtight container.
  • Reheat: Warm them in the air fryer for a few seconds before serving to bring back the gooey texture.

Alternative Cooking Methods

While the traditional method uses an open fire, and some might use an oven broiler, the air fryer provides a controlled environment that cooks the marshmallows evenly without the need for an open flame, making it safer and more convenient.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these delicious treats after a family dinner, during movie nights, or at get-togethers where you want a quick, sweet snack that delights all ages.

Easy Air Fryer Roasted Marshmallows Recipe

Easy Air Fryer Roasted Marshmallows Recipe

Discover how to make easy and perfectly toasted marshmallows in your air fryer with this simple recipe. Enjoy the gooey, golden-brown delights without a campfire, perfect for a quick sweet treat or s'mores any time!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 100 kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 1 Pack of Marshmallow


  • Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (199°C) using the ‘air fry’ setting.
  • Prepare the Basket: Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper cut to size to prevent sticking.
  • Cooking: Place the marshmallow halves and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown and puffy. Watch closely to avoid burning. Cook min marshmallows for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve Immediately: Enjoy your while they’re warm and gooey.
Keyword Air fryer snacks, Quick Recipe


  • Can I make these with mini marshmallows? Yes, but reduce the cooking time as they will melt faster.
  • Why did my marshmallows burn? Marshmallows can burn if left in the air fryer for too long. It’s crucial to watch them closely as they cook quickly.

Enjoy your quick and easy air fryer roasted marshmallows, a simple recipe that brings a piece of summer fun indoors any time of the year!

More air fryer dessert recipes

​1. Air fryer cinnamon rolls

2. Tiktok – make air fryer s’mores: get your crispy graham crackers, indoor s’mores, white or dark chocolate.

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I am Seun, and I love to share my first-hand experience using multiple air fryers. Stick around for yummy delicacies made from the air fryer and many amazing tips on using your newfound Kitchen appliance – the air fryer!

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