Homemade Marshmallow Recipes

Some say homemade marshmallows are tricky to make, but with our homemade marshmallow recipes, you'll find they're actually easier than you think, and surprisingly forgiving.

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Emily's Famous Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 165
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.
By HBIC

Homemade Marshmallow Creme

Rating: 4.5 stars 70
A substitute for the store-bought marshmallow fluff. This makes 7 ounces, equivalent to 2 cups.

Easy Peppermint Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
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!

Homemade Marshmallows II

Rating: 2.5 stars 70
These are delicious homemade marshmallows. If you wish, add a few drops of food coloring with the vanilla.

Marshmallows with Coconut

Rating: 5 stars 1
Better than marshmallows from the store.

Pumpkin Marshmallows

Rating: 4 stars 10
These soft, airy marshmallows taste like pumpkin pie. The recipe takes at least a full 24 hours to make, so give yourself lots of time to get everything ready. If the cocoa dredging mixture isn't sweet enough, you can sift some confectioners' sugar into it, although the bitter chocolate coating balances the very sweet marshmallow nicely.

Peppermint Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 83
These homemade marshmallows with a hint of peppermint are great for adding to a cup of hot chocolate.

Double-Decker Marshmallow Fudge

Rating: 4 stars 11
A layer of homemade marshmallow batter is poured over a pan of fudge to make a truly decadent version of this holiday favorite.

Homemade Marshmallows

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
You can't even begin to compare these to store-bought! Color them, flavor them, coat them in chocolate, add them to s'mores or cocoa, or use mini cookie cutters to make fun marshmallow shapes. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
By Chocolate Moose

Spooky Homemade Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Homemade marshmallows that you can customize with different flavors and spices make any occasion special.

Marshmallow Peeps® or Homemade Marshmallows

This recipe makes homemade marshmallows that can be cut in shapes and rolled in colored sugar, similar to marshmallow Peeps®.

Emily's Famous Marshmallows

Rating: 4.5 stars 159
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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Marshmallows
With these tips, anyone can make homemade marshmallows. They happen to be very easy to make, and very forgiving.
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These beauties make great gifts and party favors.
Pumpkin Marshmallows
Rating: 4 stars 10

These soft, airy marshmallows taste like pumpkin pie. The recipe takes at least a full 24 hours to make, so give yourself lots of time to get everything ready. If the cocoa dredging mixture isn't sweet enough, you can sift some confectioners' sugar into it, although the bitter chocolate coating balances the very sweet marshmallow nicely.