gourmet marshmallows

Gourmet Marshmallows

The sun is shining and summer is here! We have tossed open the windows to welcome summer with all her bright warm glory! I am in the living room listening to the hum of fans pushing the cool summer morning air through the halls. I have about an hour to enjoy it before the heat comes. Summer in the Northwest is amazing. After enduring months of drizzly rain the sun peeks through, it’s like… like… a warm gooey S’more made over a campfire. HA! See how I did that? Gourmet Marshmallows…Oh the cleverness of me.

Every other summer for as long as I can remember, my family from Iowa comes to visit. The visits are always packed full of fun. This year we all pitched in to rent a huge beach house that sleeps all of us… which is a big deal because every year there are more and more of us! This place is no joke exciting and massive. First of all it is within walking distance of the beach so believe me… there will be some beach pictures to come! It also has a theater with a mini kitchen & popcorn maker, a hot tub, a bunk bed boys room with an x-box and a girls bunk bed room with a Wii (the little Hutchinson’s are going to have so much fun!). 

This will be Winnie’s first beach trip and we already know she loves the water, so I’m positive she is going to enjoy dipping a couple of toes in the waves of the ocean!

Gourmet Marshmallows

Whenever we go to the beach as a group, we always try to make time to build a campfire on the sand and make S’mores. It’s fun and delicious for all of us but watching all the little ones run around with gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate on their faces the best part.

This year I want to treat everyone to my homemade gourmet marshmallows when we hit the beach for our campfire. I know everyone is going to love them… they are absolutely divine and easy to make! I think I will even play around with using cookie cutters to make different shapes to make it fun for the kids.

Only a few more weeks until I can feel the sand between my toes… I can’t wait!

Gourmet Marshmallows
Marshmallows, s'mores, fudge... OH MY! This 1940 gourmet marshmallows recipe will leave you begging for more. Explore your toppings & your taste buds.
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1689 calories
430 g
0 g
0 g
3 g
0 g
676 g
316 g
429 g
0 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1689
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 316mg
Total Carbohydrates 430g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 429g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 tablespoons gelatin
  2. 1/4 cup cold water
  3. 3/4 cup boiling water
  4. 2 cups sugar
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. confectioner's sugar
  1. Soak the gelatin in the cold water until it has taken up all the water.
  2. Boil the sugar and water to the soft-ball stage (238 degrees Fahrenheit).
  3. Add vanilla and salt to gelatin. (optional food coloring)
  4. Pour the syrup slowly over the gelatin, beating consistently with an electric mixer on medium to high speed (whisk attachment) until cool, white and thick.
  5. Butter a shallow pan slightly and dust with confectioners' sugar. Turn the marshmallow mixture into the pan and smooth the top evenly. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  6. Let it stand over night. In the morning cut it into small squares and roll in confectioners' sugar.
  1. Chopped nuts, dates, figs, raisins or candied cherries may be added to the recipe for marshmallows. Plain marshmallows may be rolled in coconut before being rolled in sugar, or they may be dipped in melted chocolate. Dip in chocolate and then dip in gram cracker crumbs for s'more marshmallows. Marshmallows my be tinted any desired color.
Adapted from The American Woman's Cookbook
Adapted from The American Woman's Cookbook
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  1. I have been wanting to make homemade marshmallow’s for a while now…….i think this will be the recipe! I will let you know how yummy they are when I do make them! Thanks!

    1. Author

      Awesome! I’ll hold you to it! They are very good. We don’t buy marshmallows anymore. It’s just too much fun to make them!

  2. Love these…how did you keep yours from sticking to the knife while cutting??

    1. Author

      I used a pizza cutter 🙂 I was doing a wonderful job butchering them with a knife. I have also seen them cut with a round cookie or biscuit cutter and they look like the “traditional” marshmallow.

  3. they look like great marshmallows!

  4. Yum! Sounds delicious! I will be trying this recipe and if I don’t completely massacre it maybe I’ll make some tinted blue for my sisters baby shower!

    1. Author

      You wont massacre it! They will be wonderful! Great baby shower idea too! 🙂

    1. Author

      Well… lets just say they didn’t last long 🙂 I had to guard them during their photo shoot so they wouldn’t get eaten!

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