Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

These fluffy, sweet treats are perfect for topping homemade hot cocoa or creating a gooey center in s'mores.
Plate of Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Gather the following ingredients and supplies to make this homemade marshmallow recipe: 1/4 cup cornstarch,1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, envelope unflavored gelatin, 1/3 cup water, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla, electric mixer and hand sifter.

By: Michele Beschen
Related To:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
envelope unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
electric mixer
hand sifter

Steps:

1. Sift cornstarch and confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Lightly grease an 8" x 8" square baking pan and sprinkle one tablespoon of the cornstarch and sugar mixture into it. Tilt the pan in all directions to coat the sides as well as the bottom. Leave any excess mixture in the pan.

2. Sprinkle gelatin into the water in a small saucepan and let sit for five minutes. Add granulated sugar and stir over moderately low heat until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.

3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the gelatin mixture, corn syrup, salt and vanilla and beat for 15 minutes on high speed, until peaks form.

4. Spread the fluffy mixture in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Leave for two hours or until fully set.

5. With a wet knife, cut the marshmallow mixture into quarters and loosen around the edges. Sprinkle the remaining cornstarch and sugar on a baking sheet and invert the marshmallow blocks onto it. Cut each quarter into nine pieces and roll each one in the starch and sugar.

6. Place marshmallows on a cake rack covered with a flour sack towel or paper towels and let them stand overnight to dry the surface slightly. Tip: Store in an airtight container and these marshmallows stay fresh for at least a month.

Next Up

Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

Make the holidays extra-special with a batch of easy-to-make homemade marshmallows.

Chocolate Chai Cups Recipe

These little chocolate bowls create a showstopping dessert, and they're so easy to make. The chai whipped cream is delicious, but also try filling them with your favorite ice cream or fresh fruit.

Mini Pear Pies Recipe

Add a sweet-meets-savory flavor to your next dinner party with these delicious individual pear pies.

Basil Banana Cake Recipe

Make use of overripe bananas in this classic cake with a garden twist.

Salted Caramel Bars Recipe

Rich and gooey, these sweet-meets-salty treats are destined to become a family favorite.

Lemon Curd Tart Recipe

Tangy and creamy, this fruit-topped tart is the just-right, not-too-sweet finish to any meal.

Salted Caramel-Topped Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Top dense, moist chocolate brownies with a gooey salted caramel layer for a decadent dessert worthy of a special occasion.

Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips Recipe

Super-crunchy, salty, kettle-fried potato chips are the perfect canvas for the addition of sweetness and chocolate. A thin layer of caramel and chopped nuts makes this chip satisfy all your cravings at once.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Treat your nearest and dearest to these irresistible sweets. Combining the flavors of chocolatey brownies, rich cheesecake and two kinds of chocolate chips, this decadent dessert is sure to become a favorite.

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

Raspberry cheesecake ice cream is such a simple recipe but makes for a decadent treat. You can eat it in a bowl, or jazz it up by scooping it between two of your favorite cookies to make an ice cream sandwich.
More from:

Thanksgiving Ideas

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Related Pages