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Homemade Marshmallows

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

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A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

Ingredients Needed for Homemade Marshmallows

  • water
  • unflavored gelatin
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Let the gelatin soften on the water.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

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A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

 

2. Add the sugar.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

 

3. Heat and stir until sugar dissolves.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

 

4. Let mixture cool until lukewarm.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

 

5. Whisk on high for 20-25 minutes, until stiff peaks form.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

You’re looking for slightly stiffer peaks than this. I took the photo a few minutes too soon.

6. Spread the mixture out in a 9×13 jelly roll pan and let them set for about 2 hours. Then you can cut them into squares, toss them in powdered sugar, and plop them in your hot chocolate!

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

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Homemade Marshmallows

A simple recipe for Homemade Marshmallows with step-by-step photos and instructions.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of water
  • 3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (approximately 1½ envelopes )
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar to coat

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and allow to gelatin to soften for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the sugar and the vanilla. Turn heat to medium-high and continue to stir until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until lukewarm.
  4. Pour the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk on high speed for 15-20 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  5. Spread the fluff in a 9x13 or 10x15 jelly roll pan lined with foil and lightly greased with a nonstick cooking spray. Let set for at least 2 hours.
  6. Use a greased knife to cut into squares. Toss the squares in powdered sugar before storing in an airtight container until use.

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Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.