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Homemade Marshmallows

Easy Homemade Marshmallows

These soft, and bouncy homemade marshmallows are perfect for recipes, s'mores, roasting over a campfire or simply just popping them into your mouth. So good! No corn syrup needed, no egg whites - just pure pantry ready ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy homemade recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Extra Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 25 marshmallows



  • Completely line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
  • Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl with 1/2 cup of warm water inside, sprinkle the gelatin on top evenly and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture occasionally until combined.
  • Allow the sugar mixture to reach 240 degrees F (check with a candy thermometer). I strongly recommend that you do not walk away and that you stir very often. This process can go very slow and then all of a sudden you're mixture is too hot or the sugar is burning.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk your gelatin bowl until combined and smooth.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, pour the gelatin mixture and whisk on medium. Add a pinch of salt.
  • Begin adding the sugar mixture a tiny bit at a time and allow the mixture to whisk and combine in the stand mixer in between each addition.
  • As soon as all the sugar mixture has been added, add the vanilla extract.
  • Beat the entire mixture for about 8 minutes, until stiff peaks form. It will still be smooth but not too runny and not too thick.
  • Pour the mixture into your parchment lined pan, using a spatula to smooth it into an even layer.
  • Cover the top of the pan with another piece of parchment paper.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 6 hours.
  • When ready to cut, prepare a cutting area by sprinkling it with powdered confectioners sugar. Turn the pan out onto the sprinkled powder. Peel the parchment paper off. Dust the other side.
  • Oil up your cutting tool (I prefer a pizza cutter but a knife also works)
  • Using a pizza cutter (it's just easier), cut the marshmallows into strips and dust the freshly cut sides with powdered sugar.
  • Then cut the strips into your desired size of marshmallows. Toss in powdered sugar and then shake them in a mesh strainer to remove excess.
  • Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!