Homemade Marshmallows

I have wanted to make homemade marshmallows for such a long time now and I finally got to it last night. You see were hot chocolate fanatics here in my home. I mean hot chocolate is just one of those things that make life better after all right? And what is hot cocoa without some fluffy marshmallows inside melting away? You can make these any shape or color as you see mine are green-blue which my son just had to have. He made it clear that he did not want our marshmallows to be girly. So much for the pink heart shaped ones in my head. 

I found several recipes online and one thing they all had in them was corn syrup which is something I try to avoid so I used golden syrup and I am sure you could also use maple syrup or maybe even omit it all together (not sure but I am going to try in the future). I also cut the size of this recipe down quite a bit who needs hundreds of marshmallows? This is a pretty simple process but the when you add the gelatin and sugar mixture it will remind you of melted plastic. I used a hand mixer since my Kitchen Aid is not usable here (plug issues) and it worked just fine. You have to use a hand or stand mixer for sure though. I used my steel kitchen aid bowl and I would suggest you do the same or use a glass bowl (plastic will melt). You also need a candy thermometer to work with the mix and most of all be careful this stuff is hot.

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon + 1-1/2 teaspoons gelatin (halal)
4 tablespoons golden syrup
Dash salt
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Oil (for pan)
Natural food coloring, optional

1. Oil an 8x8inch baking pan (I used silicone). Set aside.

2. In a steel or glass large mixing bowl add gelatin and 4 tablespoons of water. Set aside.

3. In a 2-quart saucepan on medium-high heat add sugar, syrup, salt and remaining water. Mix well, and bring to a full boil (continue stirring from time to time) Allow candy thermometer to reach 245 then remove from heat.

4. Carefully pour the sugars into the gelatin mixture, stir well with a wooden spoon. With mixer beat until mixture turns white, thickens and triples in size. Approximately 5 minutes with a stand mixer and 8 with a hand. Set aside.

5. In a mixing bowl add egg white and vanilla. With a clean hand mixer beat until stiff peaks are formed. Add mixture into the sugar mixture and combine well with a wooden spoon mixing for about 5 minutes. Add food coloring if using and mix well.

6. Carefully pour mixture into baking pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sifted powdered sugar on top and sit uncovered in the refrigerator for 2-1/2 hours.

7. remaining powdered sugar on a cutting board and carefully dump marshmallow square onto. Rub powdered sugar on both sides so sticking does not happen. With a large knife carefully cut into squares. Store in container in a cool area or in the refrigerator.

Yields: 45

* You can find my favorite hot cocoa recipe here.


  1. Asmaa9/07/2012

    Salam alaikum,

    I remember you mentioning home made marshmallows a while ago now, yours look fantastic and soo different being blue mashaAllah... I bought some halal marshmallows a few weeks back for some marshmallow fondant I want to make, You may want to give it a try too for the next time you make cake/cupcakes heres the recipe

  2. Shobha9/07/2012

    How nice..they look perfect..

  3. DineIn9/07/2012

    how can we prepared this artificial color...???

  4. Noor9/07/2012

    Asma, I saw that on Pinterest before but I never really use fondant its to sweet for me with cakes already :).

    Shobha thank you dear :)

    DineIn I am not sure I understand?

  5. Meredith Sledge9/07/2012

    I think this is the coolest thing I've ever seen. WHAT?! Homemade marshmallows that are my favorite color?! Haha. LOOOOOVE your blog!

  6. Melissa9/07/2012

    I love making homemade marshmallows! They're so pretty and yummy.

  7. From Yeast to Zest9/08/2012

    O' they look beautiful MashAllah, give him some for school, the kids will be like "what's the American boy eating?". I use to send Salah off with chocolate chip cookie pops. :)

  8. Noor9/08/2012

    LOl Meredith thank you

    Melissa they are so yummy I can not believe how much better and thank you

    Zelia his teacher asked us not to send anything sweet :p But he said all the kids thinks he has the best lunches anyway lol

  9. violet bee9/08/2012

    look so delicious! truly wanna make it at home immediately! :D


  10. Noor9/08/2012

    thanks and be sure to let me know if you do :)

  11. ThisGirlBlogs9/08/2012

    Love marshmallows but I know of only one store that sells halal ones and its quite a way away from home so I usually have to buy stock piles of the stuff! Will definitely try giving this a go - they look great! :D

  12. Heni El G9/09/2012

    esalaam, machallah much healthier and I'm sure taster then commerical marshmellows, going to give it a go enchallah! thanks for sharing!
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  13. Noor9/09/2012

    These taste a lot like them but fresh lol and yes so much more healthier (although not good for you still lol)


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