Easy Peppermint Marshmallows


These easy, fluffy marshmallows have a hint of peppermint. They are wonderful with chocolate fondue and melt delightfully in hot chocolate. A great treat for winter!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
18 marshmallows


  • 1 serving cooking spray

  • 6 tablespoons warm water

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup light corn syrup, plus

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¾ teaspoon pure peppermint extract

  • red food coloring

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Line a 9x9 pan with plastic wrap, leaving enough overhang to cover the top. Spray plastic wrap lightly with cooking spray. Place the 6 tablespoons of warm water in a large bowl, and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let gelatin soften in the water for 5 minutes.

  2. Combine the white sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a tall saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for one full minute, 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Pour the hot syrup over the softened gelatin, and add the salt. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer until the mixture increases in volume and holds a peak, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.

  3. Pour into prepared pan, add several drops of red food coloring, and swirl with a toothpick. Cover lightly with plastic wrap, and let stand at room temperature for 4 hours. Cut into 18 squares, using a knife sprayed with cooking spray. Combine cornstarch and powdered sugar in a bowl. Toss cut marshmallows in the reserved powdered sugar mixture. Store in airtight container or resealable plastic bag.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
27g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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