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Marshmallow Recipe

Marshmallow Recipe

I love marshmallows. I also love baking for the holidays. However, I have never attempted to make homemade marshmallows before. After seeing recipe after recipe on Pinterest, I finally decided to give the treat a try this Christmas. And the results turned out delicious! When I first cut the ooey gooey treats from the pan, I almost went into a sugar coma. I just wish that I had attempted to make my own marshmallows a few Christmases ago. But at least now I have a new treat to add to my yearly recipe roundup!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of corn syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1/16 teaspoon of salt

Directions

  1. Combine the powdered sugar and corn starch in a medium bowl.
  2. Grease an 8×8 pan.
  3. Powder the greased pan with the powdered sugar mixture.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of water in a small bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the gelatin on the water.
  6. Set the gelatin mixture aside.
  7. Crack the egg whites into a stand mixer.
  8. Combine the 1/4 cup of water, sugar, and corn syrup in a small saucepan.
  9. Heat the sugar mixture to 245°. Stir occasionally.
  10. When the sugar mixture nears 245°, whip the egg whites in a mixer until frothy.
  11. Add the vanilla and salt to the egg whites.
  12. Continue to whip the egg whites until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
  13. Continue to whip the mixture.
  14. Slowly add the hot sugar mixture to the egg white mixture.
  15. After emptying the pan, pour the water and gelatin into the pan.
  16. Allow the gelatin to melt in the hot pan.
  17. Slowly add the melted gelatin to the sugared egg white mixture.
  18. Continue whipping the mixture for 10 to 12 minutes or until the bottom of the mixing bowl cools.
  19. Pour the marshmallow fluff mixture into the prepared pan.
  20. Allow the marshmallows to rest uncovered for 3 to 4 hours or until firm.
  21. Cut apart the firm marshmallows and roll in the powdered sugar mixture.
  22. Store the marshmallows in an airtight container for up to a week.

Ingredients for Marshmallows Powdered Sugar and Corn Starch

Greasing and Powdering the Pan Cold Water and Gelatin

Water, Sugar, and Corn Syrup Egg Whites, Salt, and Vanilla

Whipped Egg Whites Adding the Syrup to the Egg Whites

Adding the Gelatin to the Egg White and Syrup Mixture Whipping the Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow Fluff Pouring the Marshmallow Fluff in the Pan

Homemade Marshmallows Marshmallows

Image Credits

Marshmallow Recipe © 2014 Heather Johnson
Ingredients for Marshmallows © 2014 Heather Johnson
Powdered Sugar and Corn Starch © 2014 Heather Johnson
Greasing and Powdering the Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Cold Water and Gelatin © 2014 Heather Johnson
Water, Sugar, and Corn Syrup © 2014 Heather Johnson
Egg Whites, Salt, and Vanilla © 2014 Heather Johnson
Whipped Egg Whites © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding the Syrup to the Egg Whites © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding the Gelatin to the Egg White and Syrup Mixture © 2014 Heather Johnson
Whipping the Marshmallow Fluff © 2014 Heather Johnson
Marshmallow Fluff © 2014 Heather Johnson
Pouring the Marshmallow Fluff in the Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Marshmallows © 2014 Heather Johnson
Homemade Marshmallows © 2014 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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