The jumbo bags in the supermarket just simply do not compare to the fresh, flavor-packed marshmallows by chef Sherry Blockinger. “The vanilla tastes fresher,” says Blockinger. “But the big difference comes in the texture.” Topped with sparkling sugar, the bite size treats deliver a satisfying crunch that gives way to a sweet, doughy inside. And the flavor list will make your mouth water: vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, peanut butter, bourbon vanilla, Irish coffee, cosmo and dark rum. Blockinger recommends dropping them into a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, but we like to nibble them on their own. Get it: Sherry B Dessert Studio, 65 King Street, Chappaqua. 914-238-8300. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.