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Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Don’t be afraid of homemade marshmallows. This homemade marshmallow fluff recipe is straight forward and ready in 20 minutes.Don't be afraid of homemade marshmallows. This homemade marshmallow fluff recipe is straight forward and ready in 20 minutes.

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

I am so proud of myself.

This was a small victory of mine, and I am very happy with that I have accomplished.

I made Marshmallow Fluff, just so I can make this awesome dessert this week!

Don't be afraid of homemade marshmallows. This homemade marshmallow fluff recipe is straight forward and ready in 20 minutes.

The next big step is actual Marshmallows, but this was a great first step.

I was so afraid to try and make marshmallows. They really seem like a secret, magical treat that one just can’t possibly make at home. I have had marshmallow recipes pinned for the past two years and I’ve always been too scared to make them.

Well, look at me know. I made it and it was good!

Totally messy, but good!!

One trick to working with marshmallows is to use a lot of shortening. I coated my spatula and my bowl with shortening just to help with the stickies. This helped when transferring the fluff from the mixing bowl to a container.

Also, you really need a stand up mixer to make marshmallow fluff. I have this KitchenAid Stand Mixer and I LOVE it! I really don’t think I’d like to try it with a hand mixer… nope.

Don't be afraid of homemade marshmallows. This homemade marshmallow fluff recipe is straight forward and ready in 20 minutes.

You can use marshmallow fluff in these Marshmallow Cream Stuffed Cookies, Peanut Butter Fluff Spread, or Simple Chocolate Fudge Recipe.

This recipe is part one of a three part series including Good Brownies and High Hat Brownies.

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff, Good Brownies, and finally High Hat Brownies.

Yield: 8

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow fluff is easy and tastes so much better without all the extra "stuff"!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In your mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until frothy then add the cream of tartar. Then slowly add in the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Whip until soft peaks are achieved.
  2. Place the water, corn syrup, and ⅔ cup sugar into a small saucepan. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil and stir it until it reaches 242 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  3. When it reaches the hard ball stage, remove from heat.
  4. Turn your mixer back on low and very slowly add the hot syrup to the egg whites. It will harden and crystalize on the whisk and inside of the bowl, just don't stop. Increase the mixer to high and whip for 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla and whip some more.
  5. The mixture should be shiny and glossy and look like marshmallow fluff.
  6. Transfer the fluff to a plastic container lined with shortening and store in a cool place for up to a week.


Recipe from Martha Stewart

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 45gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Karen @ The Food Charlatan

Saturday 12th of August 2017

Whhhaaaat I didn't know you could make this at home! I suppose you can make anything at home but I never thought of it. Dangerous!!!! Great idea!

Karyn Granrud

Saturday 19th of August 2017

Oh yes you can! I was really nervous about making it, but it all worked out great!!

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Thursday 24th of October 2013

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Allison @ Dream a Little BIGGER

Monday 14th of October 2013

Oh, gosh. Marshmallow fluff reminds me of childhood. Happy running around the kitchen and getting swatted at for disturbing my Mimmie while she was making marshmallow fluff to go on the Mississippi mud cake I asked for my birthday every year! I'd love if you'd link with my new link party, Link It or Lump It - :)

Karyn Granrud

Monday 14th of October 2013

Now that sounds like my kinda cake! Yummy :)


Monday 7th of October 2013

I will give you my first born if I can get marshmallow fluff to work like that! Mine always deflates.

Karyn Granrud

Monday 7th of October 2013

Really? Deflates? Well, seeing as this was my first time, I have no idea what I did correctly.... Beginners luck I guess.

Rebecca Hubbell

Monday 7th of October 2013

Thanks for sharing, fluff and marshmallow making are on my to do list as well! I just need to get a candy thermometer and I'll be good to go!

Karyn Granrud

Monday 7th of October 2013

Well, you're in luck!! I just saw that zulily has some candy thermometers on sale! Check it here - No more excuses :) Have a great day!

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