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Easy Homemade Marshmallow recipe AND No Corn Syrup required!
Homemade Marshmallows (Corn Syrup Free)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Use this Homemade Marshmallows recipe to make soft, fluffy marshmallows without corn syrup a nd for many of my baking recipes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 marshmallows
Author: adapted from jerryjamesstone.com
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin (2 envelopes Knox)
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) cold water, divided
  • 2 cups (16oz/450g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (11/3oz/28g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Dust a 9-inch square baking pan liberally with icing sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Set aside for 10 minutes to set.
  3. Place the remaining 1/2 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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