Homemade Mallomars: the decadent copycat recipe for chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies

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This is an easy, fun dessert recipe, a Mallomars copycat for chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies. Mallomars are made of a graham-cracker-type base, a marshmallow fluff filling, and a coating in chocolate.

These days, they’re hard to find in-store, but luckily, it’s easy to make yourself. These copycat Mallomars have a crisp, yet soft cookie base with a silky-smooth marshmallow filling. It’s finished off with a melted chocolate glaze. To make it, you need cookies, sugar, corn syrup, and dark chocolate.

What Are Mallomars?

Mallomars were once an extremely popular store-bought cookie. It’s made of a graham-cracker base, a marshmallow filling, and a coating in chocolate.

Many think they are similar to pinwheels made by Nabisco, but they’re less sweet and therefore might suit more palates. This is because Mallomars are coated with dark (semi-sweet) chocolate, whereas pinwheels are coated with fudgy milk chocolate.


Mallomars vs Whippets

Mallomars also differ from Whippets which is not just their Canadian version. With a more pronounced teardrop shape at the tip, Whippets are also more sugary. Both cookies are covered in melted chocolate, but mallors tend to be darker.

Homemade Mallomars Ingredients

Egg whites – you’ll need 4 egg whites (about ½ cup).

Sugar – granulated sugar (do not use powdered sugar).

Corn syrup – corn syrup is essential for the marshmallows, do not substitute with golden syrup or honey.

Chocolate – you can use dark or milk chocolate; don’t use white chocolate as this will make the Mallomars too sweet.

How To Make Mallomars Copycat

There are three components to the Mallomars: the cookie, the marshmallow filling and the chocolate.

To make the marshmallow, beat the egg whites and sugar until white and thick, and set aside. In a pot over medium heat, cook the sugar, water, and corn syrup until it boils. Cook for 7 minutes.

Pour the cooked corn syrup into the egg whites and beat until glossy. Pour this mixture into a piping bag, then pipe onto the cookies.

Melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil, and use it to cover the Mallomars. Allow the chocolate to set in the refrigerator.


Tips For Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

For dipping the Mallomars, you can also use a chocolate ganache. Simply mix the melted chocolate with cream.

For a sweet filling, add a teaspoon of caramel on top of the cookie before piping the marshmallow on top.

Make them special by sprinkling with crushed peppermint candies, nuts, or rainbow sprinkles.

How To Store Homemade Mallomars

Store the Homemade Mallomars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

Can You Freeze Homemade Mallomars?

No, these homemade Mallomars are best enjoyed within three days of making them and aren’t suitable for freezing.


for the marshmallow fluff
Egg whites
3 tbsp
90 ml (2/5 cup)
180 g (1 cup)
Corn syrup
120 ml (2/5 cup)
chocolate coating
Dark Chocolate
300 g
Coconut oil
5 g
round graham-cracker cookies


Beat the egg whites, add the sugar little by a little while beating until thick.

In a pot mix water, sugar, and corn syrup until it boils and wait 7 minutes.

Pour the corn syrup mixture into the egg whites, continuing to beat.

Pour the mixture into a piping bag and place it on top of some round crackers. Refrigerate 30 min.

Mix chocolate with coconut oil in a pot until melted.

Dip the marshmallow side into the melted chocolate.

Let it set, serve and enjoy!

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