These are delicious homemade marshmallows. If you wish, add a few drops of food coloring with the vanilla.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
7 hrs 18 mins
total:
8 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 large marshmallows
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Generously coat a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.

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  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and water. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Chill in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. To cut, loosen edges with a knife. Dust surface with confectioners' sugar, and turn out onto a waxed paper lined surface. Dust with confectioners' sugar again and cut with a knife.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 26.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2005
A note to a vegans: Emes kosher gel is not vegan. Vegan Supreme marshmallows recently went out of business when they discovered that Emes kosher does contain animal products. Find out more in the Sept/Oct issue of VegNews magazine. Use agar as an alternative gelling agent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2016
This recipe is not very good. When I tried to "whip" the "marshmellows", the off-white mixture became clumpy and crumb-like. Read More
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69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 41
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2005
A note to a vegans: Emes kosher gel is not vegan. Vegan Supreme marshmallows recently went out of business when they discovered that Emes kosher does contain animal products. Find out more in the Sept/Oct issue of VegNews magazine. Use agar as an alternative gelling agent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2004
Use Pure granulated cane sugar and the recipe works fine.My marshmallows turned out just as the recipe says. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2003
I hope that the person who posted this recipe will tell me how she whipped the marshmallows. I tried this twice. I used a thermometer to judge the temperature, but when I beat it, it turned to dust. I am desperate to find a vegetarian marshmallow recipe. I used a stand mixer. Too much power? Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2016
This recipe is not very good. When I tried to "whip" the "marshmellows", the off-white mixture became clumpy and crumb-like. Read More
(52)
Rating: 1 stars
07/27/2005
Hah well the recipe didn't work at all for marshmallows but all was not lost! I heated it to around 20 degrees hotter then added some powdered ginger and clove and now I've got myself some tasty hard candies. =p There is definitely some sort of ingredient or two missing in this recipe.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2003
I followed the directions explicitly and ended up with a hard crumbly lump. Really disappointing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2016
I think this recipe is missing agar agar or gelatin. Because you can't make marshmallows without one of those. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2007
Hmm. I would be careful of any marshmallow recipes that do not contain agar agar pectin or gelatin to give that chewy texture... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2003
i found an alternate recipe which uses agar agar or kanteen the sea weed coagulent when i tried this recipie i had the opposite problem too soft but tasted yummy. maybe if you try this one you will find a happy medium. good lick! Read More
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