Give homemade marshmallows to friends and family this holiday season. Also Try:Peppermint Marshmallows

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly spray a 9-by-9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with plastic wrap, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides; set aside.

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  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 10 minutes. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil; boil rapidly for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and, with the mixer on high, slowly pour the boiling syrup down the side of the mixer bowl into gelatin mixture. Add salt and continue mixing for 12 minutes.

  • Add vanilla extract and vanilla bean seeds; mix until well combined. Spray a rubber spatula or your hands with cooking spray. Spread gelatin mixture evenly into pan using prepared spatula or your hands. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place, spray side down, on top of marshmallows. Let stand for 2 hours.

  • Carefully remove marshmallows from pan. Remove all plastic wrap and discard. Cut marshmallows into 2-inch squares using a sprayed sharp knife. Place confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Working in batches, add marshmallows to bowl and toss to coat.

Cook's Notes

Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Reviews (19)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
First time making marshmallows, the recipe was super easy to follow. Used a handheld electric mixer (not enough counter space for a stand mixer) and during the 12 min mix, manually turned the bowl continuously alternating anti/clockwise only paused 30 seconds to pour a glass of wine! Used cookie cutters, with cooking spray, to create shapes, washed them after each use. Will make this again, experimenting with different flavors.
Rating: Unrated
04/09/2013
Hi, I would like to try this recipe but my daughter is sensitive to corn and cane sugar. can I sub the syrup with maple syrup? Many thanks!
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07/02/2012
I LOVE
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12/16/2011
I love this recipe. It is great as written. I have also used it to make orange cream marshmallows and I will use this recipe along with some dutch process cocoa to make chocolate marshmallows for Christmas gifts. Thanks for this great recipe!
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12/15/2011
We make this recipe every year - it's very easy, really fun, and people are always amazed that marshmallows can be made at home!
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12/13/2011
This recipe is so easy and very good!!! I was a little nervous about trying it because I thought I would end up with a sticky mess. However, I didn't have a single problem with them sticking. I greased the pan and the plastic wrap and nothing stuck to the plan or plastic wrap.
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12/08/2011
No typo, some recipes are egg free :)
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12/03/2011
I can't believe there are no egg whites, is this a type o ?
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12/23/2010
I re-read this recipe at least 5 times in doubt, but embarrassingly opted to go with what it said rather than common sense! I think there is a typo, you don't really need to grease the pan you need to grease the bottom layer of plastic wrap. I followed it as directed, and when it came time for cutting, the marshmallow mixture was glued to the bottom layer of plastic!! I salvaged most of it and the recipe is well worth making, impressive and yummy! But the mix needs to be on a greased surface
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12/21/2010
These are very delicious and easy to make. I added peppermint extract to this recipe and it turned out great. I also dipped them in chocolate. They were very popular. I will make these again and again.
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12/13/2010
I am torn... I have peppermint confectioner's sugar that I want to use but I don't know if I should use it with the peppermint marshmallows, or try it with the vanilla ones instead. I don't want the peppermint flavor to be overwhelming, but I don't want the vanilla to clash with it either. Someone help! (Or leave me to experiment... something that never goes well.)
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12/08/2010
I'm not trying to be a bother here but Um. Naoko....the salt is put in there to CUT the sweetness of the marshmallows, so it *sorta* does need salt. Americans love sweets, and to keep eating them we add salt to cut the overwhelming sweet. Keep in mind if you cut the SUGAR the marshmallows won't form well. If you're watching calories or sugar, marshmallows are the wrong recipe to look at.
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03/23/2010
I really would like to take off all the interviews of guests. I'm here to check the recipe and how to. I also disagree with putting salt. Marshmallow is already too sweet, so we don't need to add salt. We already take TOO MUCH salt a day, why do Americans love adding salt into all desserts? It's so wrong. I found, pouring corn syrup onto granulated sugar (when you measure) helps syrup to not stick on to a cup.
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03/13/2010
These taste amazing and were much easier than I expected. When cutting though, I found it easier and neater to sugar my cutting board and knife liberally, rather than use the spray. (I don't like the taste of sprays, either.) I also patted the cut surface with a bit of the sugar which seemed to prevent too much sugar sticking too them when I tossed them in the bowl. Before I did this they were a little too powdery.
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12/24/2009
wow! so easy
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12/19/2009
these are ridiculously easy and also delicious! A friend gave me s'mores fixins last Christmas with homemade graham crackes and "divinity." I loved making these and presenting them at work as part of our daily holiday treats leading up to christmas! Perfect in hot chocolate and in s'mores with chocolate ganache.
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12/19/2009
these are ridiculously easy and also delicious! A friend gave me s'mores fixins last Christmas with homemade graham crackes and "divinity." I loved making these and presenting them at work as part of our daily holiday treats leading up to christmas! Perfect in hot chocolate and in s'mores with chocolate ganache.
Rating: Unrated
12/17/2009
I was excited to make these but they did not come out as expected. The directions were followed exactly, but the overall taste was pasty and strange. I was planning on giving them as gifts, but no longer feel comfortable doing so. Dissopointing.
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2009
omg, these are SO easy and really tasty!