Homemade Candy Corn Marshmallows

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I’ve never known how much I loved homemade marshmallows until I made homemade marshmallows.

There’s really never been a reason to make them from scratch, but I looked up a recipe from Ina Garten on FoodNetwork.com and had everything I needed to make them in my pantry.

To be honest, it was National S’mores Day and I wanted to impress my husband, Hussein. I knew making marshmallows from scratch would do just that 😀

And to my surprise, it was so easy! I was blown away. It was like the first time I baked a cake with my mom; completely magical.

I decided that I did not want to share the basic marshmallow recipe because there are already thousands on the web.

I had been thinking about layering different colored marshmallow fluff and to my delight it worked! I decided on candy corn as it is fitting for the crisp, colorful, festive, fall season. And thus, my homemade candy corn marshmallows were born!

I made three layers and used the colors to mimic candy corn. Orange, yellow and white. But feel free to use any colors you like! Or just keep them white 😀
I cut them into triangles so they became even more like candy corn and substituted some of the corn syrup for honey!

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Homemade Candy Corn Marshmallows
Yields 40
Fluffy, colorful, easy to make marshmallows!
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
2 hr
69 calories
18 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
30 g
19 g
14 g
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0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 19mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 tablespoons gelatin
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  4. 1/4 cup honey
  5. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 1 tablespoon good quality vanilla
  7. 1 cup cold water, divided
  8. 1 cup powdered sugar
  9. orange and yellow food coloring
  10. sprinkles, optional
  1. Place gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; this allows the gelatin to bloom.
  2. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, mix together sugar, salt, corn syrup, honey and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Stir the mixture and heat to a temperature of 240 degrees.
  4. Begin whisking gelatin and slowly stream in sugar mixture.
  5. Add in vanilla extract
  6. Continue whisking until light and fluffy; about 15 minutes.
  7. Once the mixture resembles marshmallow fluff, divide into 3 equal portions.
  8. Add food coloring and whisking until color is evenly distributed. Repeat with remaining colors.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust it with powdered sugar.
  10. Evenly spread your first color of marshmallow. Allow it to set for 10 minutes.
  11. Layer on the next color and repeat until all three colors are layered.
  12. Allow to set for a minimum of an hour.
  13. Remove from pan and cut into desired shape.
  14. Dust with more powdered sugar and sprinkles, if desired.
  15. Enjoy!
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