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Homemade Marshmallows Recipe


marshmallows recipe

Homemade Marshmallows

Stephanie Gallagher
Making homemade marshmallows sounds difficult, but it isn't. As long as you have a candy thermometer, you can make this recipe.

And the kids will adore seeing you make something they thought was only available in a package at the grocery store. They'll also be thrilled at the taste - as with many homemade things, these marshmallows are far superior to store-bought ones.

These marshmallows make great holiday food gifts, too.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 24-36 marshmallows


  • 3 packets of unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • powdered sugar


  1. Spray a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Dust generously with powdered sugar. If you have a Baker's Edge brownie pan, use that. It will make it a cinch to get the marshmallows out later.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve the gelatin in the 1/2 cup of water. Let stand for 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, pour the sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup of water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 245 degrees. (Use a clip-on candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.)

  4. Remove the sugar syrup from the heat. Turn the electric mixer on to low, and pour the sugar syrup into the gelatin mixture slowly.

  5. Once the sugar syrup is incorporated, add the salt and turn the mixer up to high. Beat on high for 10 to 15 minutes, until the mixture looks like marshmallow fluff and has tripled in volume.

  6. Beat in the vanilla.

  7. Turn off the mixer. Spray a spatula with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan and use the spatula to smooth it down.

  8. Dust the top of the marshmallow mixture with powdered sugar. Let cool uncovered overnight.

  9. Dust a cutting board with powdered sugar. Invert the marshmallows onto the board, using a spatula sprayed with cooking spray to help.

  10. Dip a pizza cutter in powdered sugar and cut the marshmallows into squares.

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