Homemade Marshmallow Pops Recipe
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Homemade Marshmallow Pops Recipe

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Homemade marshmallows are fun to eat on a stick or to stir in your favorite hot chocolate. Their melt-in-your-mouth texture appeals to the young and the young at heart.—Jennifer Andrzejewski, Grizzly Flats, California
Featured In: Homemade Marshmallows
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • Lollipop sticks

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 82 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cold water and gelatin; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 2 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals; uncover and cook on medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage).
  3. Remove from the heat and gradually add to gelatin. Beat on medium speed for 14 minutes. Add extract; beat 1 minute longer. Meanwhile, sprinkle 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  4. With greased hands, spread marshmallow mixture into prepared pan. Top with 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar. Cover and cool at room temperature for 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Cut 15 snowflakes with a greased 2-1/2-in. snowflake-shaped cookie cutter; toss in remaining confectioners' sugar. Gently press lollipop stick into each snowflake. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Yield: 15 pops.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Marshmallow Pops in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p101

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tuscanygirl27 User ID: 3020234 215239
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Simple and easy to make - these make great add-ons to Christmas gifts w/ instructions to stir into hot chocolate. I made them and the recipients loved them!!"

blondie478 User ID: 1409591 185510
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"This was easy to make. I'm making them again this year and will dip them in chocolate and peppermint or sprinkles for teacher gifts and Elf treats"

TinaOhio User ID: 6994523 124984
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"This homemade marshmellow recipe does not say it is DIABETIC friendly! if you can read a recipe then you should know what you can or can not have. please educate yourself."

astara User ID: 4723210 183619
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"This is NOT Diabetic friendly - you have sugar, corn syrup AND icing sugar. ON WHAT planet IS this safe for a Diabetic. GET a new review system or other people should EDUCATE themselves on the effects of sugar on a Diabetic. This makes me angry! MISLEADING information that could be dangerous for someone with Diabetes!!!"

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