Homemade Marshmallows

Yield: One 9X13-inch (23-33 cm) pan

Homemade Marshmallows


  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1 C. (250 ml) water (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. dry gelatin (or 8 sheets which are approx. 3-inches X 5-inches)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 C. cornstarch
  • 1/4 C. powdered sugar


  1. Soak 2 T. gelatin in 1/2 C. cold water with 1/2 tsp. vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Bring 2 C. sugar and 1/2 C. water to a boil. Add 1/4 tsp. salt.
  3. Drizzle the hot sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin beating constantly. Continue beating until stiff and dry; 10-15 minutes.
  4. Combine the cornstarch and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Dust the bottom of a 9X13-inch (23X33 cm) pan with the mixture. Shake extra back into your small bowl.
  5. Pour the marshmallow mixture right on top of powder-dusted pan. Smooth out with a greased spatula and sprinkle remaining cornstarch/powdered sugar on top. Chill and cut.
  6. Alternately the marshmallow mixture can be spread on top of baked brownies.

Step-by-Step Instructions

One Comment

  1. 2-6-2021

    My mom made those marshmallows many years ago and I loved them
    Thanks so much for the recipe…I know they are delicious.

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