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