Emily's Famous Marshmallows


These marshmallows are the real thing. Husbands love 'em, kids love 'em, picky eaters scramble for 'em. Better than store bought! Taste great in hot cocoa.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
7 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 40 mins
1 - 9x9 inch dish


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 1 ¼ cups water, divided

  • 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Dust a 9x9 inch square dish generously with confectioners' sugar.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together white sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.

  3. While syrup is heating, place remaining water in a metal bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the surface. Place bowl over simmering water until gelatin has dissolved completely. Keep in a warm place until syrup has come to temperature. Remove syrup from heat and whisk gelatin mixture into hot syrup. Set aside.

  4. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Continue to beat, pouring syrup mixture into egg whites in a thin stream, until the egg whites are very stiff. Stir in vanilla. Spread evenly in prepared pan and let rest 8 hours or overnight before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
30g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 7mg 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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