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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.


55 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.

Nov 26, 2006

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

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..

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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