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Homemade Marshmallows II Recipe
  • READY IN 8 hr

Homemade Marshmallows II

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"These are delicious homemade marshmallows. If you wish, add a few drops of food coloring with the vanilla."

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Original recipe makes 24 large marshmallows Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    8 hrs


  1. Generously coat a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and water. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Chill in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. To cut, loosen edges with a knife. Dust surface with confectioners' sugar, and turn out onto a waxed paper lined surface. Dust with confectioners' sugar again and cut with a knife.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2005

A note to a vegans: Emes kosher gel is not vegan. Vegan Supreme marshmallows recently went out of business when they discovered that Emes kosher does contain animal products. Find out more in the Sept/Oct issue of VegNews magazine. Use agar as an alternative gelling agent.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2010

This recipe is not very good. When I tried to "whip" the "marshmellows" (as Barb said you should), the off-white mixture became clumpy and crumb-like. In my opinion, this recipe deserves no stars because the "marshmellows" tasted bad and this whole thing was a waste of my time.


53 Ratings

Dec 05, 2004

Use Pure granulated cane sugar and the recipe works fine.My marshmallows turned out just as the recipe says.

Nov 06, 2003

I hope that the person who posted this recipe will tell me how she whipped the marshmallows. I tried this twice. I used a thermometer to judge the temperature, but when I beat it, it turned to dust. I am desperate to find a vegetarian marshmallow recipe. I used a stand mixer. Too much power?

Oct 25, 2003

I followed the directions explicitly and ended up with a hard, crumbly lump. Really disappointing.

Jul 27, 2005

Hah, well, the recipe didn't work at all for marshmallows, but all was not lost! I heated it to around 20 degrees hotter, then added some powdered ginger and clove, and now I've got myself some tasty hard candies. =p There is definitely some sort of ingredient or two missing in this recipe..

Nov 26, 2006

I think your forgetting the gelatin or agar agar? Because you can't make marshmallows without one of those.

Dec 20, 2007

Hmm. I would be careful of any marshmallow recipes that do not contain agar agar,pectin,or gelatin to give that chewy texture...


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  • Calories
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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