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!!

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