Homemade Marshmallows I

Homemade Marshmallows I


"These were made by our neighbor lady in the 1950's for Halloween treats, and they're delicious! Try dusting them with confectioners' sugar."


8 h 30 m servings 80 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together gelatin and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water. Set aside to soften.
  2. Combine remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Do not stir once the sugar syrup begins to boil. Heat to 270 degrees F (130 degrees C).
  3. With an electric mixer running on low speed, carefully pour hot sugar syrup into gelatin mixture. Beat on high speed until mixture is light and fluffy and mixture is no longer warm to the touch, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and let set 8 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve.
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  1. 38 Ratings


I have this exact recipe in another book and I was surprised to see it rated so low on AR. When I compared the two, this recipe skips a step in the cooking process. After you dissolve the suga...

the directions didn't make sense to me initally - I have always have used hot water to activate the gelatin before, so I halved the recipe, cooked the simple syrup over medium instead of low, an...

This recipe is perfect (with just a touch of change to the instructions)... I put the water and gelatin to sit like in the original directions. Then I cooked the sugar and water till soft-ball s...

We searched high and low for a marshmallow recipe to continue my husband's family tradition at Christmas...everyone loved this one.

I didn't have any unflavored gelatin, so I used a package of sugar free strawberry banana jello and halved the sugar and water in the syrup. The first time I tried this, the gelatin sunk to the...

It turned out great but it was disgusting to eat. Nobody in my family would eat it.I had to through it away, I would never make it again

I'm not sure if I made them right, they were sticky and foamy/fluffy after they set, but I cut them out with cookie cutters and did the sugar thing, only I used colored granulated as well as pow...

Really good, works, kids love it, and it is really good if you LOVE marshmallows, but is allergic to corn syrup.

My mom first found this recipe on Martha Stewart's website- she had made them on a show. She makes them all of the time and now I am addicted. I love these things! When they are cooled, pull e...