Homemade Marshmallows - with sugar-free option

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, THM, Vegan
Keyword: Homemade Marshmallows
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
These Homemade Marshmallows are super fun to make and have no artificial flavors or colors. Make them sugar free for a low carb treat.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium to large-sized bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a heavy bottom sauce pan, stir sweeteners and remaining (hot) water.
  • Heat sweeteners and water over high heat until the mixture reaches 240 - 245 degrees Fahrenheit, or the soft ball stage.
  • Gradually (and carefully :-)!), while mixing constantly, add the hot mixture to the water and gelatin mixture.
  • Slowly add the vanilla to the mixture while beating.
  • Beat on high until the mixture form stiff peaks (almost like beaten egg whites).
  • Pour into a lightly greased 8x8 pan. You can use whatever size pan you like to make either thick or thin marshmallows. The 8x8 pan will make pretty nice-sized thick marshmallows.
  • Allow marshmallow to set. Then cut into desired sized. This can take 6-24 hours (I've never had it take that long), but you can put them in the freezer to speed it up -- just don't forget they're in there :).
  • If desired, coat with cocoa, raw or toasted coconut, ground up nuts - have fun with your toppings!
  • Store in an airtight container and try to keep your kiddos out of them!