Homemade Marshmallows


homemade marshmallow recipeOne of the icons of summer is a backyard campfire. And that icon conjures up images of another summer must-have: S’mores.

This year, I decided to try to make all the ingredients needed for homemade s’mores. Crazy, I know…

To get things started, I created marshmallows. I’ll be honest… I’m not personally a very big fan of marshmallows. (I am, however, a big fan of fire, so I’m obliged to eat each one that I burn in the backyard.) The thing about marshmallows is that they are loaded with high fructose corn syrup AND often contain artificial blue dye. (Seriously…) These factors make them a big no-no in our household and we eat them rarely. (See confessions above…)

Our homemade marshmallows are made with honey instead of corn syrup. I think they taste just like the store-bought version and Owen loves them. We’ve yet to try roasting them, but mostly that’s because I haven’t finished making chocolate and graham crackers yet. Can’t wait to share those adventures with you!

Meanwhile, here is the video that inspired my marshmallow creation. They were pretty easy to make. FYI, I used cornstarch to dry mine. Next time, I think I’ll use powdered sugar. Also, they barely dried. And lastly, mine are a lot lumpier on the top than the pretty pieces you’re about to see. But they still taste good!

For a printable recipe, click here.

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