If you had told me last year that I would be making my own deodorant, detergent, or tortillas…and now marshmallows…I would have thought you were crazy! Why would anyone do that? All I can say for the marshmallows is that it was super fun! And they tasted great!
Making your own marshmallows is not any cheaper, but the process is fun and the taste is unique. I recommend making them at least once! The marshmallows cost about $2 to make, whereas a bag in the store is usually $1, so not a huge price difference.
We went camping over the weekend and made s’mores…these marshmallows were delicious. They melted beautifully, almost too beautifully. I had sticky marshmallow all over my hands.
How to Make Marshmallows
*these direction are for the full recipe, I halved the recipe and used and 8 x 8 pan
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup cold water
2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract