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Homemade Marshmallow Pops

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    15 pops


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine cold water and gelatin; set aside.
  • 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).
  • 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 13x9-in. pan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 82 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • suefalk
    Dec 3, 2017

    This recipe makes light and pillowy Marshmallows. I loved the almond flavoring, but you could easily substitute for Vanilla.

  • tuscanygirl27
    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
    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
    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
    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!!!