Homemade Marshmallows 

17. Homemade marshmallows for s'mores

Pillowy soft and sweet, homemade marshmallows are a real treat. They’re also perfect for roasting over a campfire for s’mores, which is one of our favourite summer treats.

Note: If making these in the summer, avoid making them on especially humid days, as the humidity can affect cooking times and even prevent candy from setting properly.

Homemade Marshmallows

What you need:

  • 3 packets of unflavoured gelatine
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cold water
  • 1 1/2 cup (300 g) Redpath Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) kosher salt (regular will work too)
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) vanilla extract
  • Redpath Icing Sugar for dusting

How to prepare:
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the gelatine and cold water. Set aside.

1. Place gelatin and water in mixing bowl

2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the Redpath Granulated White Sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Place over high heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240°F (115°C).

2. Place redpath sugar in a pot

3. Add corn syrup to sugar

4. Cook sugar and corn syrup mixture

3. Slowly pour the mixture into the dissolved gelatine and whisk using an electric mixer for about 10 minutes, starting at low speed and gradually increasing to high speed.

5. Pour sugar mixture slowly into gelatin mixture

6. Whip mixture as you pour in the sugar mixture

4. Once it looks quite thick and is very sticky, it’s ready to pour into a pan. Add in the vanilla and mix.

8. Whip mixture until thick, fluffy & white

5. Grease an 8×8 or 9×13 pan (depending on how thick you want your marshmallows to be) with butter or oil. Heavily dust it with icing sugar.

7. Dust a pan with redpath icing sugar

6. Pour the mixture into the pan and dust the top with Redpath Icing sugar.

9. Pour marshmallow mixture into sugar dusted pan

10. Sift icing sugar over marshmallows

7. Let the mix sit until it is solid enough to cut (6 hours at least). We recommend letting the mixture sit overnight.

8. Turn the marshmallows out onto a large cutting board and carefully slice into squares. Oil or butter a long knife or pizza cutter and use it to slice the marshmallows. This part can be tricky, but keep in mind that even if it gets stretched the marshmallow will bounce right back.

11. Slice marshmallows

12. Cut marshmallows gently with a sharp knife

13. Freshly cut marshmallows

10. Slice into squares and toss in icing sugar; this will prevent the marshmallows from sticking together.

14. Roll marshmallows in icing sugar

15. Homemade marshmallows,