How To DIY: Homemade Marshmallows (easy to make!)

How To DIY: Homemade Marshmallows (easy to make!)

Ever since I first heard that you COULD make your own marshmallows, I have wanted to do it. It took me a long time, but finally, this winter I decided I was going to do it. Today I want to share with you how to do it- it's not even hard to do! You will want to try it! And your kids will think it's so fun!

How to Make Your Own Marshmallows
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The recipe I used requires these ingredients:

3 envelopes knox gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
confectioners sugar for dredging

Step 1: Put 1/2 cup of water in the bowl of an electric mixer & sprinkle gelatin over it. Leave it there for 10 minutes. (the photo in the top, left corner below shows what it will look like at the end of the time)

Step 2: Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute. (shown before & after boiling in the top right & bottom left photos below)

Step 3: Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt & beat for 12 minutes. Add vanilla and incorporate into mixture. (shown in bottom, right photo below)

DIY Marshmallow Recipe

Step 4: Scrape mixture into a 9x9-inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. (I put mine in a larger pan & that worked out just fine- we sure ended up with a TON of marshmallows!!) Let sit for a few hours.

Step 5: Remove from pan and dredge the marshmallow slab (have I mentioned how cool it is to have a giant marshmallow slab in your hands? haha) in confectioners sugar (dredge just means get the sticky edges covered in the sugar, so that they won't be too sticky)

Step 6: Cut into squares with scissors or a chefs knife.

Recipe for Marshmallows

Step 7: Dredge each piece of marshmallow in the confectioners sugar. (my girls loved helping with this)

Step 8: Store in an airtight container.

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Step 9: Enjoy in hot chocolate! Or make something else fun!
(I'll share what we did in a future post ;)


  1. Yum! Great post! Would love if you would share at my first link party: Have a great week!

  2. YUMMO!!! A friend made a batch o these and they were amazing! but i am no good at baking so i leave it to the peope who are!

  3. I have no idea what knox gelatin is - is it a meat gelatin or vegetarian?

    1. I have no idea! I just googled it and it sounds like it's from animals..

  4. I can not wait to make these,thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. Wow. That looks awesome. I definitely want to try this with my kids. They'll love it.

  6. I saw this done on TV once, and thouht it looked tasty, but WAY too likely to get burned - your prcess makes it look much more doable! My boys love marshmallows - we might have to put this on our rainy-day list to try - thanks for sharing!

  7. I bet they freeze well too.I really like this recipe and am going to make some for my Christmas candy this year.

  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe.I want to make some for my Christmas candy and I think it will freeze well too.

  9. Debbie White BeattieNovember 9, 2017 at 10:09 PM

    I had no idea that you can make your own marshmallows but from your tutorial it actually seems pretty easy. That's amazing !!

  10. I will never eat a store bought marshmallow again, they are so easy to make, and so yummy!


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~Heather Lynne

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