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Homemade marshmallows scattered on waxed paper

How to Make Marshmallows

Learn how to make Homemade Marshmallows with this easy tutorial! They're soft, fluffy and taste so much better than store bought!

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  • 1 cup water divided
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2-3 cups sifted powdered sugar


  • Line a 13x9" pan or rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, cutting from each of the four corners of the paper down to the bottom corner of the pan so that the paper lays flat. Sift 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar over the parchment paper.
  • Whisk 1/2 cup of water and the gelatin together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until combined. Allow to soften 15 minutes.
  • Place the granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and the remaining ½ cup water in a large 2 quart sauce pan. Cook over medium low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat to medium and cook until the mixture comes to a boil. Cover the pot and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the lid and increase the heat to high, and boil without stirring until the mixture reaches a temperature of 240 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 10 minutes.
    How to make marshmallows process collage 1
  • Turn the mixer on low, and pour the hot syrup slowly into the gelatin mixture. Gradually increase the speed to high and beat until the mixture has tripled in volume and is thick and stiff, about 10 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and beat 30 seconds or until incorporated.
  • Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and spread as evenly as possible with a small offset spatula. Sprinkle with 3 more tablespoons of sifted powdered sugar, and let stand uncovered for 8-12 hours.
    How to make marshmallows process collage 2
  • Remove from the pan and cut the marshmallows using a very sharp knife. Toss into sifted powdered sugar until coated, then shake off the excess. Store marshmallows in an air tight container in a cool, dry place for up to a few weeks.


  • Change up your marshmallows by using different extracts, booze or even drizzle with chocolate!
  • Marshmallows make a special holiday gift!


Serving: 1g, Calories: 92kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 35mg, Sugar: 23g, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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