Easy Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

Easy Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

Recipe: Homemade Marshmallows

Summary: Yield: 6 dozen medium marshmallows. I’ve been told by a non-vegetarian friend that these are simply heavenly and once you try homemade you’ll never eat the processed versions from the store again! I do love that these can be cut into fun shapes with any cookie or petit four cutters and added to hot chocolate as a great holiday gift from your kitchen. Since these do not have preservatives, you need to store them in a cool, dry place, in a air-tight container.


  • 1 cup water (room temp), divided
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2-1/4 c sugar
  • 1 c Karo Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (confectioners)
  • 1-1/2 tsp Argo Corn Starch


  • Combine ½ cup water, salt and gelatin in large bowl of a stand mixer. Stir and set aside.
  • Combine remaining ½ cup water, sugar, and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Using a candy thermometer, cook until mixture reaches 240° F or soft ball stage.
  • Gradually pour the hot syrup over the gelatin mixture with the mixer on low until combined.
  • Turn the mixer on its highest speed and beat for 8 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and beat an additional 2 minutes. The mixing bowl will get very full and the marshmallows will become very thick, white and shiny.
  • Spread the mixture onto a buttered rimmed baking sheet (for thicker marshmallows, use a 13 x 9-inch pan instead).
  • Let marshmallows cool at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Combine powdered sugar and corn starch in a shallow pan. Cut the marshmallows into bite-size pieces with a sharp knife or scissors or use cookie cutters for interesting shapes and then drop them one at a time into the powdered sugar mixture and toss to coat well.
  • Store marshmallows in an airtight container in a cool place.
  • Best used within 1 month.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 45 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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