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Easy Homemade Marshmallow recipe AND No Corn Syrup required!

Homemade Marshmallows Recipe: Corn Syrup Free (Bold Baking Basics)

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Most Homemade Marshmallow recipes contain corn syrup however it is not widely avaialble. I’m sharing a recipe that shows you how to make fluffy Homemade Marshmallow without corn syrup. Also I’m going to tell you how you can make them vegan as well.

Tips for Making Homemade Marshmallows

Don’t stir your sugar/gelatin mix once it comes to a simmer. It can cause the sugar to crack. Once it cracks, it has to go into the bin. Unfortunately, there’s no coming back from that.

Making Marshmallows Vegan

When a recipe calls for powdered gelatin, replace it with the same amount of powdered Agar-Agar. Using Agar flakes is a different quantity than powdered agar. Replace the gelatin or Agar-Agar with 3 times the amount of Agar flakes.

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You do need a candy thermometer to make Homemade Marshmallows. It is an inexpensive piece of kitchen equipment that comes in really handy for the recipes that require it. Note that when you are waiting and waiting for the sugar to reach “soft ball” stage it will seem like it is taking forever. Well it kind of is, but hold your nerve. It will eventually get there.

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Cut and store your Homemade Marshmallows in an air tight container for 6 weeks.

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Homemade Marshmallows (Corn Syrup Free)
 
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Serves: 30 marshmallows
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin (2 envelopes Knox)
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Dust a 9-inch square baking pan liberally with icing sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the gelatin in ½ cup cold water. Set aside for 10 minutes to set.
  3. Place the remaining ½ cup of water and sugar in a pot and stir to dissolve over medium heat.
  4. Add the gelatin and bring to a rolling boil, without stirring until it reaches 240°F.
  5. Carefully remove from the heat and pour into a bowl of an electric mixer.
  6. Stir in the salt and vanilla extract.
  7. Beat with the whisk attachment of the electric mixer on low for 2 minutes then increase to high until soft and doubled in volume, about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula. It helps if you grease the spatula with flavorless oil as the marshmallow is really sticky.
  9. Cool in the pan uncovered, until firm, minimum 3 hours. Lightly dust the top with sifted powdered sugar.
  10. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut out snowmen heads. Dust with powdered sugar and pipe on eyes, mouths and noses with melted chocolate and melted orange melts. Enjoy as is or in hot chocolate!

 

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125 Comments

  1. Dina on January 16, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Hi gemma thank you very much for every thing . Iwant made marshmallow . But how can I use agar in this recipe

    • Gemma Stafford on January 17, 2018 at 2:07 am

      Hi Dina,
      Agar comes in many forms, and how it is used will depend on the form you can get.
      I suggest that you google a recipe specifically designed for agar agar, this will be best for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Tushar sharma on December 28, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Hi gemma thanks for reply and wonderful information. Gemma I want to know something about korean King dessert they used honey for making 16000 honey string but I am not understanding how does honey become so hard.how can I get honey that consistency. Please tell me gemma I really want to make king dessert. I will wait for your answer. I used two times in my home freezer but honey didn’t come in desire consistency.

    • Gemma Stafford on December 29, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Hi there,
      This is an interesting thing, Court Candy, a pulled honey, which is coated in cornflour.
      I think I would need to have been born making this! It is a very tricky thing, and there are a number of videos online to show what it is.
      I think it is not for me, very interesting, and if I go to Korea, I will certainly be checking it out.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

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