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Perfect Homemade Marshmallows

Recipe photo courtesy of Melanie Acevedo

Marshmallows were originally made from the root of the marshmallow plant; today, corn syrup and sugar are the main ingredients. Homemade ones can be cut into any shape you like.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 1996



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  • MelissaEssoufi
    14 SEP, 2008
    Is it true that gelatin is made of animal fat such as pork and if so is there a certain brand of gelatin that doesnt use animal fat in the ingredients of gelatin? If there is no brand that doesnt use animal fat in gelatin as an ingredient than can we replace the gelatin with something else?
  • igines
    13 AUG, 2008
    Has anyone tried homemade marshmallows for rice krispy treats? I tried Martha Stewarts' other recipe that requires egg whites cooked over a double boiler and they were a success. I wonder if there is a big difference. To answer tes' question, I googled snow powder and this is what I found " "Snow powder" or "No melt icing sugar" means a type of icing sugar that doesn't melt when it's dusted on items that require refrigeration., it's treated with cocoa butter and sometimes starch. "
  • Loul
    23 JUL, 2008
    ewaaii, I'm vegan, and was concerned about the use of gelatin in this recipe,too. I think agar-agar could do it. It's a sort of seaweed, often used to make jell-o like dessert. it can be flavour, heat, even add to dairy product. It can easily be found at organic groceries. hope this helps!
  • ewaali
    20 JUL, 2008
    Can gelatin be replaced with something? Something that won't be coming from any animals maybe? It would be really great if anyone has an idea. Thanks :)
  • tes
    20 JUL, 2008
    What is snow powder and where does one get it.
  • misriah
    20 APR, 2008
    I have tried above recipe turn out very nice and soft will never buy anymore! i substitute the vanilla flavor to strawberry flavor and the confectioners' sugar i change it to snow powder. My hubby and kids love it. Thank you for the recipe
  • Lindakristine
    6 JAN, 2008
    I have a recipe that calls for only 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. The texture is so soft and wonderful - try dipping one side of the marshmallow in melted caramel; chill till firm (only takes a few minutes) then dip again in melted dark chocolate. Made a great gift this year!
  • amwelker
    22 DEC, 2007
    Yuck! I made these marshmallows following the recipe to include 2 TABLESPOONS of vanilla. The vanilla flavor was so overwhelming they were inedible. I am wondering if this is an error. Every other marshmallow recipe I have read includes one or 2 TEASPOONS.
  • carolynja
    21 DEC, 2007
    Just made these for the first time. They're excellent! I used 1 tsp vanilla and 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. Also, they are very easy to cut with a pizza cutter.
  • lepagec
    20 DEC, 2007
    Sorry, these beat this years recipe. The lavor and consistency are ideal!

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