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Homemade Marshmallows
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Easy Homemade Marshmallows

Who's ready for a special kind of recipe? Skip those store bought marshmallows and make the Best Ever Homemade marshmallows. You will not believe how much better they taste and it is actually incredibly easy to make. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade marshmallows
Servings: 25 people
Author: Jill


  • 1 cup water divided
  • 3 envelopes about 2 teaspoons per envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for tossing and coating pan


  • Coat a square baking dish with powdered sugar
  • In a large mixing bowl, add ½ cup cold water and sprinkle with gelatin
  • Set aside while gelatin softens
  • Place a candy thermometer on the side of a medium saucepan, add ½ cup water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt
  • Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat and cook until thermometer reads 240 degrees F (softball)
  • Turn the mixer on low and slowly drizzle in hot sugar mixture
  • When all sugar has been added, turn the mixer to high and beat for 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form
  • When the marshmallows have reached stiff peaks and the bowl is cooled to room temperature, add the vanilla and mix
  • Transfer mixture into prepared baking pan and work quickly to spread evenly. The marshmallows will be very sticky, you can wet your fingers to spread if necessary.
  • Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar
  • Let marshmallows set out overnight
  • To cut, add a general amount of powdered sugar to a large cookie sheet or cutting board
  • Loosen marshmallows slightly from the edge of the pan using a sharp knife
  • Remove marshmallows and place on board with the powdered sugar
  • Sprinkle marshmallows with additional powdered sugar
  • Cut into 1-inch squares and toss to coat with additional powdered sugar, if desired
  • Store in an airtight container for 5-7 days