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Homemade Funfetti Holiday Marshmallows

December 2nd, 2016

Full disclosure: I’m a total sucker for funfetti cakes. Usually, the store-bought super sugary cakes at kids’ birthday parties are really not that tempting to me, but when funfetti enters the picture? Resistance is futile.

*photos by Molly Winters

Homemade Funfetti Holiday Marshmallows

homemade funfetti christmas tree marshmallows

Serves 16 - 20 marshmallows


  • cooking spray
  • confectioners’ sugar for coating pan and marshmallows
  • 2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes powdered unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla or peppermint extract
  • funfetti sprinkles


  1. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Use a small sieve to dust the pan generously with confectioners’ sugar, knocking out any excess.
  2. Put 1/3 cup water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Sprinkle the gelatin into the bowl and stir briefly to make sure all the gelatin is in contact with water. Let soften while you make the sugar syrup.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/3 cup water. Place over moderate heat and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Continue boiling without stirring for exactly 1 minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let stand for 10 seconds.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, pour the hot sugar syrup into the softened gelatin in a thin stream down the side of the bowl. Gradually increase the mixer speed to high and beat 5 minutes, until the marshmallow forms a thick ribbon when the whisk is lifted. With the mixer on low, beat in the vanilla or peppermint extract, and sprinkles.
  5. Scrape the marshmallow into the prepared pan (it will be very sticky) and use wet fingertips to spread it evenly and smooth the top. Let stand, uncovered at room temperature, until the surface is no longer sticky and you can gently pull the marshmallow away from the sides of the pan with your fingertips, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Dust a cutting board with confectioners’ sugar. Use a rubber spatula to pull the sides of the marshmallow from the edge of the pan (use the spatula to loosen the marshmallow from the bottom of the pan if necessary) and invert onto the cutting board. Dust the top with confectioners’ sugar. Spray a cookie cutter with nonstick spray and dust with confectioner’s sugar to prevent sticking, then cut out marshmallows into desired shapes.

*Marshmallows can be stored, layered between sheets of wax paper or parchment in an airtight container in a dry place at cool room temperature, for 1 month.

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5 Comments under :: Homemade Funfetti Holiday Marshmallows
  1. Jessica says:

    How lovely x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

  2. Marta says:

    They look amazing and they must taste so nice!

  3. these look fab and so festive! 🙂

  4. Samantha Lee says:

    I have yet to try making homemade marshmallows, but I’ve always wanted to! These look so cute, I think I might finally do it. Especially perfect to drop into hot chocolate this time of year. 🙂

  5. daeyz says:

    Omg these are great! I will definitely be making them soon! Thanks for the recipe!


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