Homemade Microwave Marshmallows

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“Homemade marshmallows in the microwave with just 4 ingredients. So good & easy you'll never buy them in a bag again. You do need a good stand mixer and candy thermometer for this recipe. You can use any flavorings/extracts in place of vanilla to make flavored marshmallows, or substitute other liquids like coffee & cocoa for the water to soften the gelatin.”
2hrs 12mins
1 1/2 pounds

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place gelatin & 1/2 cup cool water in bowl of stand mixer, let stand stand while preparing syrup.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup, microwave remaining 3/4 cup water and sugar for 5 minutes on high.
  3. Stir syrup until sugar dissolves.
  4. Microwave on high for 7-8 minutes until mixture reaches 234 degrees F.
  5. CAREFULLY pour hot syrup mixture into softened gelatin. Mixture will foam up.
  6. Stir to dissolve.
  7. Beat at high speed with whisk attachment until mixture is fluffy & increases 4-5 times in volume.
  8. Add vanilla in last minute or two of mixing.
  9. While mixture is whipping, prepare 9X13" pan by greasing & dusting with powdered sugar. Mixture is room temp when poured so I can also be poured into greased plastic storage containers.
  10. Pour whipped mixture quickly into prepared container.
  11. Let set until firm then cut into desired shapes.
  12. Dust with powdered sugar & store in airtight container.

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