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Homemade Marshmallows with Honey and Spiced Almond Coating (Gluten, Corn, Egg, Diary Free)

It was fun to make this luscious marshmallow, I like the flavor of the honey and consistency of it. Easy enough and amazingly delicious recipe. I bet it makes great S’mores brownies and topping for cupcakes! Or you can enjoy a nice warm cup of hot cocoa with a big huge marshmallow on top.

Homemade Marshmallows with Honey and Spiced Almond Coating (Gluten, Corn, Egg, Diary Free)

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  • 1 cup (235ml) filtered water, split into half cups
  • 3 Tbsp. gelatin powder, (preferably grass-fed beef gelatin)
  • 1 cup (340-350g or 235 ml ) organic honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almond flour to coat the outsides 
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of cardamom
  • pinch of nutmeg



Grease an 8×8 (or larger) pan and line with parchment paper in both directions. Sprinkle with a layer of almond flour mix or another coating of choice.


Pour 1/2 cup of the water into your mixer bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Let stand until the gelatin softens, about 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the remaining 1/2 cup water, honey, and the salt to a boil and cook until a candy thermometer registers 240°F, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, on low/medium speed, pour the honey mixture in a slow steady stream down the side of the bowl, combining it with the softened gelatin.


Turn the mixer to high and continue beating until it becomes thick like marshmallow creme, stiff peaks form about 10 minutes. Add the vanilla a few minutes before it's done mixing giving it enough time to mix in completely.


Turn off the mixer and transfer the marshmallow creme to the prepared pan. Smooth the top and add more almond flour mix coating. Leave it for at least 4-5 hours.


Pouring "slow" here is very important, otherwise, the honey syrup will be too hot when it hits the gelatin causing the marshmallow mixture to break later when you try to spread it. Also, be sure that the syrup and the gelatin are well combined before moving to the next step. If you are using leaf gelatin, then 3 sheets = 1 tablespoon of powdered gelatin

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    December 12, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Finally, I have found a corn syrup free marshmallow recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Your marshmallows are perfect!



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    sefa firdaus
    December 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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    December 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm


    My son keeps asking me to get marshmallows and I can't bear the thought of putting all those chemicals in his body! Thank you for a recipe that sounds (almost ) too good to be true! I'll be making these for sure!


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    December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    GB, I know, I did not believe myself-)) It is very good and don't have any bad stuff. One marshmallow it's like eating a half of teaspoon of honey, you can do any harm with that-)) Thank you for visiting!

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    Sandra SECooking
    December 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Those look amazing and oh so very delicious! Love the honey flavor which I never had before in marshmallows. Beautiful job!!!!

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    December 13, 2012 at 4:20 am

    That's a recipe I love: just a few ingredients and easy to make. Thanks! 🙂

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    December 13, 2012 at 10:03 am

    ummmm, preciosas fotos, bsts

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    December 18, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I have a terribly weak spot for that particular shade of blue. You match the marshmallows with the bowl and now I want both of them! Sounds like a very healthy marshmallows!

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