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Homemade Nougat with Marshmallow

Making homemade nougat with marshmallow is a cool cooking hack that even the most basic chefs can succeed with. It’s a great recipe to make with kids who will love the end product and have fun making it too!

Using marshmallow, homemade nougat can be made much more quickly. This is because, easily store bought  marshmallows, take the place of the complicated mixtures professional chefs might use. Marshmallow Nougat can be served as a sweet dessert or an anytime of the day snack.

The history of nougat dates back to 7th century Spain but is thought to have Arabic origins.

Homemade Nougat with Marshmallow

Homemade Nougat with Marshmallow: FAQ

We’ve incorporated this section to address commonly asked questions, hoping it’ll save you from wading through a sea of comments.

Is nougat always made from marshallow?

No it’s not. The traditional way of making nougat is time consuming and can be tricky. It involves combining a mixture of egg whites and sugar with a separate mixture of honey and/or sugar cooked at precise temperatures.

Is nougat and marshmallow the same?

Nougat and marshmallow are like culinary cousins, but no, they’re not the same. Nougat flaunts a chewy, nutty vibe, while marshmallow goes all-in on that fluffy, sugary cloud sensation. Think of them as delicious siblings with distinct personalities – close, but each bringing its own flavor game to the party.

What is nougat filling made of?

Traditionally nougat, is made from egg whites plus a sweetener. Although sugar is the most commonly used sweetener these days, honey was the authentic ingredient. (originally honey, though sugar is common these days). Nougat is chewy and dense, and usually contains nuts and fruit.

Marshmallow on the other hand uses gelatin rather than egg whites. It is a lot  less dense than nougat and contains more air. Also it doesn’t include the extra fruit and nut ingredients.

How do I make my nougat firmer?

Nougat should be soft, but chewy. Kind of like the consistency of fudge. If your nougat is too hard perhaps it has been stored in too cold an environment. Simply allow it to warm a little and it will get softer as it does so.

Homemade Nougat with Marshmallow

Homemade Nougat with Marshmallow

Delicious homemade nougat. Quick, easy, simple and delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 16 portions
Calories 110 kcal


  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Spatula or Wooden Spoon


  • 100 grams Butter
  • 250 grams Marshmallow
  • 180 grams Milk Powder
  • 40 grams Almonds
  • 40 grams Cranberries
  • 40 grams Pistaccio
  • 40 grams Dried Strawberries


  • Melt butter over low heat
  • Add marshmallows and melt over low heat
  • Once mixture is melted and combined, add milk powder and mix
  • Once combined add most of fruit and nuts and mix thoroughly
  • Empty mixture onto a tray and form to a rectangular shape
  • Cover with greaseproof paper and roll
  • Add remaining fruit and nuts to surface
  • Cover with greaseproof paper and roll
  • Put in refrigerator for 4-5 hrs until firm
  • Turn out from tray and cut into equal size pieces


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