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Homemade Marshmallows

These easy-to-make old-fashioned homemade marshmallows are so much more delicious than anything you'll ever buy in the grocery store!
Prep Time30 mins
Resting Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gelatin, marshmallow, Powdered Sugar, sugar, Watkins Baking Vanilla
Servings: 100 servings
Cost: $5

Equipment

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil for brushing
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 2 Tablespoons
  • cups water divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Watkins Baking Vanilla
  • cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Brush a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish with oil. Line with parchment, allowing a 2-inch overhang on the long sides. Brush parchment with oil; set aside.
  • Pour ¾ cup of water into a saucepan, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Bring to boil and boil for 11 minutes (softball stage, 235*F. on the candy thermometer); Remove from the heat.
    Homemade marshmallows from Sip Dash Savor
  • Meanwhile, put the other ¾ cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer; sprinkle with gelatin. Let soften 5 minutes.
  • After you have the sugar syrup at softball stage, stir it into the soaked gelatin. Add the vanilla and salt; let stand till partially cooled about 10 minutes.
    Homemade marshmallows from Sip Dash Savor
  • Beat on high with the balloon whisk attachment for about 12 minutes or until mixture is fluffy white and fully thickened.
    Homemade marshmallows from Sip Dash Savor
  • Pour into your prepared pan; smooth out the top. (You might want to spray a little nonstick spray onto a rubber spatula to help with this process.)
  • Set aside, uncovered, until firm, about 3 hours.
  • Once set, turn out and cut into squares. (I like to oil my knife or cookie cutter to do this, as it helps to cut a little easier. I've also found that using an oiled pizza cutter helps this go a little faster.)
  • Roll squares in powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
    Homemade marshmallows from Sip Dash Savor