You only need 5 ingredients for this DIY Marshmallows That Are Actually Good For You recipe.

DIY Marshmallows That Are Actually Good For You
Who does not LOVE marshmallows? They are just perfect for camping trips, hot chocolates, and many desserts. Marshmallows are simply delicious, but the reality is they are loaded with refined sugars.

Just one marshmallow has 4 grams of added sugar. Just one! Now, add some to a dessert recipe, and you end up with insane amounts of refined sugars. Something we want to avoid at all costs!

Don’t worry. Here’s a homemade easy recipe for you with only 5 ingredients and no refined sugars.

I also used a good quality grass-fed gelatin and transformed an unhealthy dessert into DIY Marshmallows That Are Actually Good For You! A good quality 100% pasture-raised gelatin is very important.

This type of gelatin contains collagen, one of the most abundant proteins in the body. Collagen contains many amino acids to help regulate our metabolism. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, strengthens hair and nails, and regulates hormones. This type of gelatin is also known to improve digestion and skin elasticity.

If you are interested in other ideas using gelatin, please see my very popular Homemade Healthy Gummies. It is another fantastic way to turn an unhealthy snack into a nutritious option.

DIY Marshmallows That Are Actually Good For You

DIY Marshmallows That Are Actually Good For You
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A delicious homemade recipe that uses only 5 ingredients and no refined sugars.
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 3-4
  • 1½ tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ cup honey *You can substitute for maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. Place ¼ cup of water in a medium bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and set aside to let it bloom (about 5-10 minutes).
  2. In a small pot, place the honey, pinch of salt, and the other ¼ cup of water. Slowly bring mixture to a boil. If you have a kitchen thermometer, you want it to reach at least 240 degrees. If not, just keep boiling. It takes about 7-8 minutes to reach this temperature. Then remove from the heat.
  3. Using a hand mixer on low, very carefully mix in the hot syrup into the bowl with the gelatin mixture little by little. Once it’s all combined, add the vanilla and increase speed to high. Beat for 12- 15 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and fluffy (it will look like marshmallow fluff).
  4. Grease a small/medium baking dish or line with parchment paper, leaving some on the sides to be able to pull up.
  5. Place the mixture, smooth evenly. and leave uncovered, for about 4-12 hours to dry (you can leave it overnight).
  6. Cut into squares, serve as is.
  7. Store in an airtight container. Do not refrigerate or they will melt.

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Categories: Desserts, Recipes


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5 Responses so far.

  1. Anisa says:

    Love this recipe ! And it’s much healthier to make . I love marshmallows 😋😋

  2. Mehak says:

    A great recipe, avoiding sugar can sometimes become a challenging task. Thoroughly a good read.

  3. Emma says:

    These sound great! ill have to give them a try for my next camping trip

  4. Maya says:

    Looks delicious! Is this gelatine vegetarian?/Is it possible with vegetarian gelatine?

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