Icebox Marshmallow-Coconut Cookies

If you are a coconut lover, these cookies are for you!  Soft and chewey with a nutty chocolate outer layer and a pillowy marshmallow center, this retro recipe has become a 3rd generation family favorite of my sons.  If you can find colored marshmallows like these strawberry ones,  the no-bake cookies are even prettier.   The cookies keep in the refrigerator for a month and can be sliced when needed.  They come together easily and you might even have all the ingredients for them in your pantry, left over from holiday baking!


Icebox Marshmallow Coconut Cookies

2 c Graham crackers crumbs

1 1/2 c  coconut flakes, divided

1 c of chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts

2 oz dark chocolate, melted

1 t vanilla extract

1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

8 oz bag of marshmallows, colored ones if available

In a large bowl, mix the cookie crumbs, 1/2 c of the coconut, the melted chocolate, the nuts, the condensed milk and vanilla to form a dough.  On a sheet of wax paper, spread the remaining coconut.  Divide the dough in 2 and spread over the coconut with a spatula as best as possible.  From one end to the other, line the marshmallows as close together as possible on top of the dough, in a row.  Using the wax paper to help you, start rolling your dough towards the center, to encapsulate the marshamallows, incorporating the coconut into the dough as you work.  Work from both sides towards the middle until you have uniform cookie “logs”.  You may need extra coconut to coat the outside of the cookie log uniformly.  You will have extra marshmallows for another use.  Chill 8 hours, wrapped in fresh layer of wax paper before slicing.  Keep refrigerated.


26 thoughts on “Icebox Marshmallow-Coconut Cookies

  1. Oh my, another decadent yet easy coconut temptation. I recognize your mother’s hands doing the rolling. Enjoy!

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  2. This looks pretty easy to do and how do you know that I love coconut and marshmallows? 😀 Thank you for bringing this with you, Johanne. This is my first time to ‘taste’ marshmallow and coconut together – I bet this is so delicious! Happy FF102! x

  3. What a pretty cookie! I just love the coconut, nuts and marshmallow, and appreciate that you shared with FF! We used to have marshmallow covered in roasted coconut when I was young. They are probably still around, but I haven’t even thought about them in years.

  4. Oooo what a treat this would be Johanne, it’s just beautiful. Love all the flavors going on. The step-by-step directions really help too. Happy Fiesta Friday. I checked on one of your responses above to Jhuls I believe. If you don’t see a comment area, I usually try clicking on the title itself, and then that brings you to the comments. I hope it works for you.

    • Thank you Loretta! I will try going back on Jhuls’ post and see if your suggestion works. Have that issue with other blogs occasionally. Appreciate your help! Had fun documenting family recipes with my mom when she was here and resurrected this one from my childhood😋

      Johanne Lamarche


    • Coconut is having a moment Jenna. You either love it or hate it but I love it too and it is being touted as so healthy for us. Wish I could serve you some of these tasty delights!

      Johanne Lamarche


  5. I love anything marshmallow! From the cheap bags in the grocery store roasted over an open fire to homemade gourmet ones dipped in chocolate. But I have never seen cookies like these and know that I would just love to bite into one of them right now. What a great idea.

    • Oh I wish I could serve you a few Teresa! I have never made my own marshmallows but the cookies would be insanely good with homemade ones wouldn’t they? These are almost like many holiday “square” recipes with condensed milk and crushed Grahams except the ingredients get rolled up! A glimpse from my childhood in the 1950s!

      Johanne Lamarche


  6. ah cette recette ,,,on l a fait toujours pendant le temps des fête..déjà ma mère , maintenant ma soeur Johanne… tellement Bon!xo

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    • Je ne l’ai jamais vu ailleur que chez nous cette recette. Elle doit être Canadienne française! Jessica m’a demandé si elle était une recette Quiriault. J’ai beaucoup de commentaries sur la recette sur le blogue. Bonne semaine m’a belle. Xoxo

      Johanne Lamarche


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