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stack of homemade strawberry marshmallows

strawberry marshmallows

  • Author: Brittney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Setting Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 36



  • vegetable oil for greasing

dusting powder

  • powdered sugar ½ c (60 g)
  • cornstarch ½ c (60 g)

strawberry powder

blooming the gelatin

  • powdered gelatin ¾ oz (20 g)
  • (3 envelopes – each envelope is ¼ oz)
  • cold water ½ c (120 ml)

sugar syrup

  • granulated sugar 2 c (400 g)
  • light corn syrup ⅔ c (200 g)
  • water ½ c (120 ml)
  • salt ¼ tsp


  1. Prep: Line a 9×9 inch (23×23 cm) baking dish with parchment paper, making sure to leave an overhang. Very lightly brush the parchment paper with vegetable oil and set aside.
  2. Dusting powder: Combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Strawberry powder: Use a food processor (or spice or coffee grinder) to grind the freeze dried strawberries into a very fine powder. Set aside.
  4. Blooming the gelatin: Place ½ cup (120 ml) of cold water in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Sugar syrup: Place the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir just until the sugar is dissolved. Increase to medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 F (116 C) with a candy thermometer. After the sugar has dissolved, do not stir the mixture. You can swirl the pan occasionally.
  6. With an electric mixer on medium-low speed, slowly and carefully drizzle the sugar syrup into the gelatin.
  7. When all of the syrup has been incorporated, increase the speed to high and continue beating for about 8-10 minutes or until the mixture almost triples in size. The bowl will be barely warm and the mixture will be white and fluffy.
  8. Add the strawberry powder and beat until fully incorporated.
  9. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Use a lightly greased spatula if needed, but don’t worry about getting every last bit.
  10. Sift a few tablespoons of the dusting powder on top of the marshmallow and reserve the rest for later. Let the marshmallow set for at least 4 hours.
  11. Use oiled cookie cutters to cut the marshmallows into shapes or an oiled knife to cut into squares.
  12. Toss the individual marshmallows in the dusting powder. Store in an airtight container for up to several weeks at room temperature.

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