October 20, 2017

Simple Homemade Marshmallows


 Everyone needs to try their hand at Homemade Marshmallows at least once because the end result is just SO MUCH FUN! The amazing thing with this recipe is that once you make them, you will not want to go back to store bought.

I’m not even a marshmallow lover, but I will eat these and once you’ve tried this recipe a few times, and worked out any kinks, you can start experimenting with the flavors. There are so many fun, creative things you can do with the recipe like substituting peppermint for the vanilla or other varying flavors.

I do think homemade chocolate marshmallows would be quite a winner as well. (For that, just use hot cocoa powder mixed with the powdered sugar mixture.)

Also, once they are done, think of the optional toppings and garnishes – hot fudge, caramel ice cream topping, crushed cookies or candies rolled on the chocolate (or how about both?), sugar sprinkles or my friend loves crushed coconut. I know you can think of a host of other varieties, but this should get your creative juices flowing.

They are just so fun and make the perfect party favor.

The first time you try them, don’t be intimidated by all the steps. I know I called this recipe “Simple Homemade Marshmallows,” and the ingredient are that simple, and if you follow these direction, the marshmallows will turn out. They are sticky to make, and sometimes when you add the vanilla, the mixer goes a bit crazy, so be warned, but it’s so worth it.

One of the biggest tips is make sure that your spatula is greased VERY well, along with your  pan coated with the powdered sugar mixture. Using an oiled and powdered pizza cutter to cut them works so much better than a knife.

Are you ready? I know you’ll do great!!

Let me know how your amazed friends react. I can’t wait to hear. 🙂

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Don’t forget to dunk these delicious treats into my Homemade Hot Chocolate. So easy and fun!!

Take just 5 Minutes and whip up this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe


  1. These look so good and look like the perfect addition to hot chocolate! One of my most favorite things of the Christmas Season is chocolate covered marshmallows. This recipe looks pretty easy so I’m definitely going to try it out. Thanks so much!

    Stopping by from Tidy Mom.


    Jen Reply:

    Oh yes, chocolate covered marshmallows are amazing and my fave to eat, but for the hot chocolate, I’m a regular girl all the way. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.


  2. I recently tried this recipe. They came out amazing and everyone is still raving about them. 🙂



    Jen Reply:

    YAY!! I am SO thrilled that you enjoyed them!!


  3. How long would these lady in an airtight container?


    Courtney Reply:



    Jen Reply:

    I’ve had others ask as well and ours go fast, so I can’t say for certain, but I know another reader mentioned having hers for over two weeks before they finished their batch. It could be longer but not sure. They are yummy though. 🙂


  4. Tru Delano says:

    How long will these keep? I would like to make ahead for thanksgiving cocoa.


  5. Can you tell me about how many this makes


    Hanna Reply:

    NEvermind haha I saw it


  6. Hi! Can I use these marshmallows to make marshmallow fondant?


    Deb Salvato Reply:

    @dee, One packet of unflavored gelatin is 7 grams. So you need 21 grams for the recipe.


  7. Oh my gosh! Heavenly is an understatement. I want these instead of a birthday cake next year. Soooo good. Thanks for sharing.


  8. How much would the gelatine be in grams? I have a massive packet so I need to know the weight to be able to make this recipe.


    Jen Reply:

    So sorry. I have no idea how that would transfer to gram. Wish I could be of more help.



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