Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe. I have always wanted to make homemade marshmallows. From roasting marshmallows over the fire pit in our backyard to camping or even roasting them in our fireplace, is a favorite past time of ours in the fall and winter months. I even go so far as to roast marshmallows in the oven to make summertime s’mores for the kiddos.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Now, I can make homemade marshmallows from scratch and my kids think I am the recipe fairy. It is always fun to learn how to make the foods you typically buy in the store, from scratch. Not only does it improve your culinary skills, but your entire family can join in the fun of cooking and having fun in the kitchen.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

You can have fun with this recipe! We experimented with red and green food coloring and they turned out great! Making candy for Christmas and Easter has become that much more fun since we can make marshmallows at home, right on our own stove. I hope you have fun with these and make amazing memories with your family while enjoying sweet goodness from your very own kitchen.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

I would love to hear how your family uses this recipe. Did you add flavoring? Make your favorite fudge recipe? Comment below and let us know how creative you were. Above all, have fun and enjoy!

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe


Gather your ingredients

• 2 1⁄2 tbsp gelatin

• 1⁄2 cup cold water

For the syrup;

• 1⁄2 cup of water

• 2 cup of sugar

For dusting;

• 1/4 cup powder sugar

• 1/4 cup corn starch

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Let’s get cooking!

• Line 9 x 9-inch or 8 x 8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly oil it using your fingers or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

• In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.

• Meanwhile, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, whisking only until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to boil and keep boiling it until it reaches 240 F. (116C)

• Carefully pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on the mixer, using the whisk attachment, starting on low and moving up to high speed. Beat for between 5-7 minutes, or until fluffy and warm.

• Grease a silicone scraper with neutral oil and transfer marshmallow into the prepared pan. Use your spatula to press the marshmallow into the pan evenly. Dust the powder sugar and corn starch mixture on top. Let mixture sit for a few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.

• Sprinkle a cutting surface very generously with dusting mix. Remove marshmallow from pan and lay on top of the sugar. Dust the top generously with this mixture as well.

• Use a large, oiled and sharp knife to cut into squares. Separate pieces and toss to coat all surfaces with the starch and sugar.

• Store in an airtight container.

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Course Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2 1⁄2 Tbsp Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup Cold Water

Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar

For Dusting

  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch

Instructions

  1. Line 9 x 9-inch or 8 x 8-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly oil it using your fingers or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, whisking only until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to boil and keep boiling it until it reaches 240 F. (116C)

  4. Carefully pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on the mixer, using the whisk attachment, starting on low and moving up to high speed. Beat for between 5-7 minutes, or until fluffy and warm.

  5. Grease a silicone scraper with neutral oil and transfer marshmallow into the prepared pan. Use your spatula to press the marshmallow into the pan evenly. Dust the powder sugar and corn starch mixture on top. Let mixture sit for a few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.

  6. Sprinkle a cutting surface very generously with dusting mix. Remove marshmallow from pan and lay on top of the sugar. Dust the top generously with this mixture as well.

  7. Use a large, oiled and sharp knife to cut into squares. Separate pieces and toss to coat all surfaces with the starch and sugar.

  8. Store in an airtight container.

Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Can you believe these adorable drinks have only 2 ingredients?  They do!

Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Y’all, this Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle is the easiest and most fun drink I have ever made for my kiddos.  The Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle quickly became a favorite and regular addition to our weekly menu.  Yes, I said weekly LOL  My kids love it so much and it is so super easy to make; how can I resist?  Friday nights are pizza night and now they are “Pizza sparkle” night 😀  You can adapt this recipe to any event, holiday or celebration you are having.  You can find any color of the rainbow cotton candy and you can also find every color of soda.  For this recipe, we used pink cotton candy and lemon lime soda.  My kids never get tired of watching the color of the soda change as the cotton candy melts!  With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we’re going to try blue cotton candy with yellow soda.  That should be fun!  I hope you enjoy this super fun recipe as much as we did 😀

Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Now just to get started.  Trust me, you’ll be finished soon after you’re started.

Gather your ingredients:

  • Cotton candy of your choice (we used pink for this recipe)
  • Soda of your choice (we used lemon lime soda for this recipe)

Get to pouring!

  1. Fill any glass with cotton candy.
  2. Pour your soda over the cotton candy until the glass is filled.
  3. Decorate as you like!  VOILA!  That’s it!  You’re done!
  4. ENJOY!!! <3

Green Pancakes

Green Pancakes

Green Pancakes!  How cute are these green pancakes for St. Patrick’s Day?!  They are so easy to make and your kiddos are going to LOVE them.
You can find complete instructions over at Daily Pins
green pancakes

Are you planning on doing something for St. Patrick’s Day, but aren’t sure how far to go?  These green pancakes are the perfect start to any day.  They are especially great for St. Patrick’s Day.