Make Sweet Marshmallow Treats at Home with This Easy Recipe

Marshmallows are a classic treat that can be enjoyed in many ways. Whether you’re making s’mores, adding them to hot chocolate, or just eating them plain, marshmallows are a delicious and versatile snack. Now you can make your own marshmallows at home with this easy recipe.

Ingredients and Supplies Needed

Making homemade marshmallows is surprisingly simple and only requires a few ingredients. You will need unflavored gelatin, corn syrup, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and water. You will also need a candy thermometer and an 8×8 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.


Begin by combining the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of water, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir until all of the ingredients are combined then insert the candy thermometer into the mixture. Continue stirring until the temperature reaches 240 degrees Fahrenheit then remove from heat. With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the hot syrup mixture into the bowl with the gelatin mixture. Increase speed to high and beat for 12-15 minutes until thick and glossy peaks form. Pour into prepared baking pan and let sit for 4-6 hours or overnight until set. Cut into desired shapes then enjoy.

Storage Tips

Homemade marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. For longer storage times, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for up to one month. Marshmallows can also be frozen for up to three months if desired.

Making homemade marshmallows is easy and fun. With this simple recipe you can enjoy delicious marshmallow treats right from your own kitchen.

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