Nicole's Vegetarian Marshmallows


Finally a vegetarian marshmallow recipe that works! These marshmallows are great for s'mores, hot cocoa, dipping in chocolate... anything you can dream up!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 50 mins
1 9-inch square pan


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided

  • 1 ¼ cups water, divided

  • 2 tablespoons agar agar powder

  • 2 egg whites

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Lightly oil a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Dust generously with 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar.

  2. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in agar agar; let soak until dissolved, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Beat egg whites in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form.

  4. Combine remaining 3/4 cup water, white sugar, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture registers 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C) on a candy thermometer or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball. Remove from heat; stir agar agar mixture into the hot syrup.

  5. Turn stand mixer on to continue beating egg whites. Pour hot syrup in a thin stream down the side of the bowl, beating until egg whites are very stiff. Stir in vanilla extract.

  6. Spread marshmallow mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Dust with remaining 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar. Let stand until set, 8 hours to overnight.

  7. Dip a sharp knife in very hot water and wipe off; slice marshmallow mixture into 2-inch pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
27g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 10mg 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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