Way Better than Store-Bought Marshmallows

Way Better than Store-Bought Marshmallows

Once you make marshmallows yourself, you will never want store-bought again!
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 108 kcal


  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • In the electric mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, add the gelatin and ½ cup cold water. Let sit while you make the syrup.
  • While the gelatin is sitting, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and the other ½ cup water in a heavy bottom sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240° on a candy thermometer. Do not walk away from the syrup while it is cooking!
  • Once it reaches 240°, remove from heat.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly and carefully pour the syrup into the mixer to combine the gelatin and the syrup.
  • Raise the mixer speed to high and whip until the mixture is very thick (about 7 minutes).
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Sift powdered sugar and dust it into an 8 x 12 non-metal baking dish.
  • Pour the marshmallow mixture into the dusted dish.
  • Sift more powdered sugar on top of the marshmallow and let sit overnight uncovered to set up.
  • Turn the marshmallow onto a cutting board and cut into squares.


Try dipping one side of the marshmallow in melted chocolate.
They are also great in coffee or hot cocoa.
Pro Tip: I use a Kitchenaid mixer, so my mixing times are shorter that other mixer brands or handheld mixers.  If you are using a handheld or other brand of mixer, it should take about 15 minutes to reach the right thickness.


Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 28gCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.01mg
Keyword Marshmallow
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