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Homemade Snickerdoodle Marshmallows

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 50
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Homemade marshmallows are surprisingly simple to make! Perfect in hot cocoa, eaten on their own like candy, or plopped in a cup of hot cocoa. Delish!
Updated May 11, 2017
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  • 1 cup water
  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 2 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • 1
    Fill a medium bowl with 1/2 cup of cold water. Sprinkle gelatin from all three packets over the water and set aside.
  • 2
    Place 2 cups of sugar and corn syrup in a large skillet with 1/2 cup of water. Whisk together until boiling, then allow to boil for 2 minutes, or until the mixture reaches about 240°F (soft ball stage) on a candy thermometer.
  • 3
    Place softened gelatin in a stand mixer bowl, fitted with the whisk attachment. Slowly begin to drizzle hot syrup into the bowl, with mixer turned to low. Add vanilla.
  • 4
    When all syrup is in the bowl, turn beater to high and whip until the mixter is very light, fluffy, white and thickened. Use a slightly moistened plastic spatula to scoop half of the mixture into a small bowl. Set aside briefly, while you add 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon to the remaining marshmallow mixture in the stand mixer bowl. Whip until well mixed, about 30 seconds on high.
  • 5
    Add the reserved marshmallow mixture back into the bowl, and fold the two mixtures together with a spatula, just until the mixture begins to swirl.
  • 6
    Spray a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick baking spray. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining sugar, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. Sprinkle a tablespoon of this mixture over the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • 7
    Transfer the swirled marshmallow mixture into the baking dish.
  • 8
    Moisten hands slightly to smooth out the top of the marshmallows. Sprinkle with another tablespoon or two of the powdered sugar mixture.
  • 9
    Allow marshmallows to cool and set up for about an hour. Use a sharp knife, which has been dipped in cold water, to slice marshmallows into bite-sized squares.
  • 10
    Roll in remaining powdered sugar mixture to keep marshmallows from being overly sticky on the edges.
  • 11
    Allow them to dry slightly before storing in an airtight container. (Or just eat 'em like a piece of candy).

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Eat like candy, serve in hot cocoa or use in any other dish where youd use marshmallows. Store in an airtight container.

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