Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

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!

Sugar Plum marshmallows



  • 4 tbsp unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 C cold water
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 C light corn syrup
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pink food coloring
  • 1 C powdered sugar for dusting
  • candy thermometer



  1. Using pam cooking spray, spay a 9x9 baking dish and set aside
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the 4 tbsp of gelatin and cold water.
  3. Allow to sit while you boil the sugar
  4. In a medium pot, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt over high heat
  5. Once the mixture starts to boil, insert candy thermometer and stir occasionally until the mixture reaches 240 degrees
  6. Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly pour in the hot mixture
  7. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 7-9 minutes until the mixture is white and fluffy
  8. Beat in the vanilla
  9. Split the marshmallow into two bowls
  10. Mix in a few drops of pink food coloring into one bowl
  11. Pour about 1 1/2 C of white marshmallow into the pan allow to sit for 2 minutes
  12. Pour 1 1/2 C of pink marshmallow onto the top of the white
  13. Repeat steps with remaining marshmallows
  14. Allow to dry overnight
  15. Sprinkle a cutting board with powdered sugar
  16. Flip over the marshmallow onto the cutting board and sprinkle more powdered sugar onto the bottom and sides
  17. Cut the marshmallows into 2 inch squares and enjoy!

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  1. Can I make these without a stand up mixer?