Sugar Plum Marshmallows

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Sugar Plum Marshmallows are the most darling treats ever. They’re layered homemade marshmallows that taste absolutely delicious.

Once you have a homemade marshmallow, you are ruined for all others. Oh my gosh. They are worth every little minute you spend making them. If you’ve got bags of marshmallows around the house though, I suggest you do something super cute with them. Make this adorable marshmallow snowman hot chocolate or maybe these cute Oreo sheep.

Homemade Sugar Plum Marshmallows recipe inspired by The Nutcracker and The Sugar Plum Fairy!

Sugar Plum Marshmallows

I’m not sure if your kids know this, but Santa really loves these marshmallows. In fact, I have it on good authority that he likes them even better than cookies.

Maybe that’ll help convince them to leave these goodies out instead of cookies this year. (wink)

But seriously, these Sugar Plum Marshmallows are scrumptious.

They may look like a lot of work, but they’re not.

This is a must-make recipe for sure.

Sugar Plum Marshmallows Are Not Just for Christmas

I’m thinking these cuties would be phenomenal for Valentine’s Day.


The pink and white with the powdered sugar dusting will work like a charm for either holiday.

Homemade Sugar Plum Marshmallows recipe inspired by The Nutcracker and The Sugar Plum Fairy!

Bring Out Your Wooden Spoon

I’m not sure what an actual, professional candy maker would say about using a wooden spoon for making these.

All I know is that my Grandmother swore by only using a wooden spoon for candy making.

Had I brought out a metal spoon, she would have had a hissy!

That’s all I’ve ever used and unless someone can convince me otherwise, that’s all I’ll ever use.

Sugar Plum Marshmallow Gift

When you wrap these up in a pretty silver (or gold) tin, you’re going to look like a rockstar.

So many people have no idea what a treat homemade marshmallows are. They also don’t know how simple they are to make!

I guarantee you’ll be bombarded with requests for your recipe.

Homemade Sugar Plum Marshmallows recipe inspired by The Nutcracker and The Sugar Plum Fairy!
Homemade Sugar Plum Marshmallows recipe inspired by The Nutcracker and The Sugar Plum Fairy!
5 from 1 vote

Sugar Plum Marshmallows

Sugar Plum Marshmallows are pink-and-white-layered homemade marshmallows. These no bake treats are perfect for the holidays, Valentine's day, and more!
Servings: 16
Prep: 30 minutes
Drying Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 30 minutes



  • 4 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pink food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for dusting



  • Using pam cooking spray, spray a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the 4 tbsp of gelatin and cold water.
  • Allow to sit while you boil the sugar.
  • In a medium pot, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt over high heat.
  • Once the mixture starts to boil, insert candy thermometer and stir occasionally until the mixture reaches 240 degrees.
  • Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly pour in the hot mixture.
  • Increase the speed to medium and beat for 7-9 minutes until the mixture is white and fluffy.
  • Beat in the vanilla.
  • Split the marshmallow into two bowls.
  • Mix in a few drops of pink food coloring into one bowl.
  • Pour about 1 1/2 C of white marshmallow into the pan allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  • Pour 1 1/2 C of pink marshmallow onto the top of the white.
  • Repeat steps with remaining marshmallows.
  • Allow to dry overnight.
  • Sprinkle a cutting board with powdered sugar.
  • Flip over the marshmallow onto the cutting board and sprinkle more powdered sugar onto the bottom and sides.
  • Cut the marshmallows into 2 inch squares and enjoy!

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  • candy thermometer


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.001g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 49g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.04mg


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2 comments on “Sugar Plum Marshmallows”

  1. Jennifer Kurth

    5 stars
    I re-read the recipe because it doesn’t stare how much water to use for the bloom. So I ended up doing 3/4 cup and then 1/4 cup for the syrup mixture . I didn’t want to use corn syrup so I subbed light agave syrup instead & beat my marshmallows for about 7 minutes. Currently they are drying out but I can’t wait to see what they look like when I cut them tomorrow!  .