Heart Shaped Homemade Marshmallows (Egg Free)

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Homemade Marshmallows Egg Free by Angela Roberts

I have been obsessing about making homemade marshmallows since Christmas. I missed that and waited for Valentine’s Day and made heart shaped. So cute.

It was only a few years ago that I first tried homemade artisan marshmallows and discovered how they really ought to taste. Sweet, yes, but soft and creamy.

The first time I made them, though, they set up too quickly, because I accidentally used 4 envelopes of gelatin, instead of 3. While those marshmallows were more like the consistency of what you buy in the store, when I followed the recipe I got perfection as far as texture.

However, I did not get the perfection of a smooth top the way this blogger did. I’d love her secret. No matter how much I leveled out the marshmallow mixture in the baking dish, I couldn’t get it even, but does it really matter? I think they’re beautiful and maybe in the pictures I see on Pinterest, they had been turned over to the flat side (the bottom). I’m still not sure, but one thing I can tell you is to go ahead and make them. You’ll know after an hour if there aren’t ready to be cut. They shouldn’t stick to your knife.

Homemade Marshmallows

The one word of caution is how hot the sugar mixture gets. Gets kids OUT of the kitchen until the mixture is made and in the baking dish at a safe temperature.

A good piece of news about this recipes is that it’s egg free. Many marshmallow recipes use egg whites.

I used some food coloring for the hot pink and a red velvet version. I like the white better. I think the food coloring affects the taste, but that might not bother you. In the future I want to experiment with berries and coloring the marshmallows naturally, like these.  That could be fun.


I plan on making more and making Valentine’s Day treats and I’ll share those soon. Homemade Marshmallows egg free by angela roberts

I found this recipe on Pinterest here. It’s a great place to find recipes and you can follow me on Pinterest here and Instagram here.

So tell me, do you eat marshmallows and have you ever had homemade or made your own?

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Homemade Marshmallows (Egg Free)

Homemade Marshmallows (egg free), a great treat for eating, hot chocolate or smores. Cut into fun shapes.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cool water divided
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar divided


  • Dissolve 3 gelatin packs in 1/2 cup cool water. Put this in the bowl you're going to mix everything in, like a Kitchen Aid or Mixer.
  • Spray a 9 x 14 baking dish or use two dishes and make one with color
  • Put sugar 1/2 cup water, salt and corn syrup in sauce pan.
  • Cook on low heat stirring until sugar is dissolved and comes to boil.
  • Boil for one minute.
  • Pour into gelatin mixture . It will be very hot. Be cautious.
  • Beat for ten minutes.
  • Pour into baking pan and smooth with spatula. (An offset spatula is best) Spray first with non-stick baking spray.
  • Cover with confectioner's sugar.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting.

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  1. All of my marshmallows are egg free and follow a similar blueprint. I do recommend letting them set for far longer–and do not worry about putting them in the fridge. Still, great job! Homemade marshmallows are SO much better!

  2. Have you tried melting them? That’s the best test for marshmallow perfection. It would make quite a picture too, and change the meaning of “melts my heart”. GREG

  3. Angela, do you know of any gelatin-free marshmallow recipes? I had given up marshmallows for a good 20 years until I discovered Sweet & Sara vegan marshmallows. But they are an expensive special treat – would love to make my own.

    Especially seeing as how yours turned out so cute!

  4. 5 stars
    My boys love marshmallows but I never thought to make my own! This would be so adorable having a heart shaped one in a hot cocoa for when they come back inside from playing in the snow!

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