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Homemade chocolate s’mores with vegan marshmallows

Marshmallow Recipe Without Gelatin

  • Author: Alana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 pieces 1x


This is a homemade marshmallow recipe without gelatin that is easy to make and tastes just like the regular ones. You won’t even notice the difference! So if you want to a Vegan marshmallow recipe, then this is for you.



  1. 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  2. ½ cup cornstarch
  3. ¾ cup of cold water
  4. 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  5. 1 ½ cup corn syrup
  6. 3 tablespoons agar powder
  7. ⅛ teaspoon salt

Other kitchen tools you’ll need:

  1. Baking pan greased with vegetable shortening
  2. Heavy-bottomed saucepan
  3. Pastry brush
  4. Candy thermometer
  5. Electric mixer
  6. Small towel
  7. Sharp knife


  1. Prepare the baking pan greased with vegetable shortening.
  2. Combine powdered sugar and cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Dust the baking pan with a spoonful or two of the mixture to coat the sides. Set aside.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, pour in the water, granulated sugar, corn syrup, agar powder, and salt. Give two quick stirs. No need to stir more to combine well.
  4. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil until the temperature reaches 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystallization.   Keep an eye on the candy thermometer and remove the pan from the heat immediately once the mixture reaches the desired temperature. From this point, you will need to move as fast as you can to ensure the mixture has not cooled down yet before pouring it on the mixing bowl for the next step.
  5. Turn the mixer on low and cover with a small towel to prevent the hot sugar mixture from splattering all over the place.
  6. Slowly pour the hot mixture on the mixing bowl while the mixer is on low speed. Once you have adjusted to the speed, increase it gradually until you reach high speed. Remember to keep it covered to prevent you from the risk of burns.
  7. Continue to whip for 10 minutes. By then, the mixture should be shiny, thick, and fluffy.
  8. Transfer the marshmallow mixture to the greased baking pan and let it rest uncovered for at 18-24 hours.
  9. After 24 hours, the top should be completely dry. Cut the marshmallow into desired shapes. For this, you need a really sharp knife that’s dipped in the powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture. This will help you cut the mallows cleanly. Rinse the knife every now and then, and re-dip in the powder mix.
  10. Toss the marshmallows in the remaining powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture, ensuring that all sides are coated.
  11. Store in an airtight container for later consumption.
  12. Now you have your marshmallows ready to be transformed to smores. Be sure to prepare original Graham crackers and some dark vegan chocolate bars for your vegan friends.
  • Category: Candy
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