Homemade Marshmallows (corn free)

My children were so excited about cooking over our new fire pit, that they decided we really needed some marshmallows. Our marshmallows turned out not to work very well for roasting, as they melted off of the roasting sticks. However, they were light, fluffy, and absolutely delicious.

  • 2 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 8 Tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar (make your own for a corn free version)

Dust an 8 or 9 inch glass dish with powdered sugar. In a small bowl, soak the unflavored gelatin in the 8 Tablespoons of cold water. Set aside. Combine the granulated sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Cook and stir until dissolved. Add gelatin and bring to boil. Pour into mixing bowl and let cool slightly. Add salt and vanilla. Beat with your electric mixer  until soft and double in volume. Pour into prepared pan and let cool. When ready, cover top with more powdered sugar. Gently work loose from pan and dump onto cutting surface. Cut into squares and dip in powdered sugar. Keep in air tight container for up to three weeks.

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June’s theme for the Families Create! challenge was adventure, and our participants didn’t have to go far to find some. Check out these adventures that were found in the backyard or around town:

Carrie at Love Notes Mama writes about a sensory adventures you can take in the rain without ever leaving home.Hannah @ WildParenting discovered that being outdoors with your kids is bound to turn into an adventure when their family decided to try camping together.

Dionna at Code Name: Mama and her family created an impromptu summer adventure complete with water play, a bus ride, and a picnic.

Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children built a backyard fire pit with the help of her children, which necessitated the ultimate campfire accessory – marshmallows!

Please join the Families Create! Make and Play Challenge in July. This month’s theme is swashbucklers!

4 thoughts on “Homemade Marshmallows (corn free)

  1. Wow. We avoid marshmallows because of all the nasties in them. It never occured to me that they would be so easy to make. Thank you for this!

  2. So excited to try to make these. My husband loves anything with gelatin in it (we buy organic beef gelatin), so I will surprise him with these tomorrow! Thank you!

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