Starburst Marshmallows

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE marshmallows! I don’t think I have ever had a marshmallow I didn’t like. My question to you is: have you ever made marshmallows? They are even better than purchased marshmallows. With homemade marshmallows, you have complete control over the flavor, hence, these Starburst Marshmallows! Marshmallows are much easier to make than you may think. It’s just a matter of heating water and sugar, whipping it together with gelatin, then letting it set, and finally coating the marshmallows in powdered sugar or melted chocolate. So, let’s make some Starburst Marshmallows!

In a saucepan stir together sugar, hot water, and corn syrup.

Cover the saucepan with a tight lid and cook over high heat.

Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer soak gelatin in water.

Once you can tell that the mixture in the saucepan is boiling and steam is rolling out freely, remove the lid and pop a candy thermometer into it. Cook until the mixture reaches 240F or soft ball stage.

Whip the gelatin and water on high.

Slowly and carefully pour the mixture in the saucepan into the whipping gelatin. Try to pour it so that it falls between the bowl and the whip.

While the mixture is whipping and still hot, it is time to add the Starbursts! I used these mini unwrapped ones, they work great!

Add the Starbursts a few at a time to the whipping marshmallows until you have added the whole package.

Continue to whip about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, thoroughly butter an8x8-inch pan.

Pour the mallow into the prepared pan. Allow the mallows to set before cutting them, about 3 hours. It works best to cut them with a buttered knife.

Now you have two options. Option 1: you can coat the cut marshmallows in powdered sugar.

Option 2: you can dip the cut marshmallow in melted chocolate. Either way, they are super delicious!

If you love marshmallows and starbursts you are bound to love these Starburst Marshmallows! Also, once you realize just how easy it is to make marshmallows I think you might find yourself making them quite often. People are always impressed when they hear that you made homemade marshmallows, but when they hear you made Starburst Marshmallows they are gonna be like, “WHAT?!”

Starburst Marshmallows
Starburst Marshmallows: the puffy delight of marshmallows combined with the bright flavor of Starburst?! Sign me up!
  • 2c. sugar
  • ¾c. hot water
  • 1c. corn syrup
  • ½c. water
  • 3 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 8oz package mini unwrapped Starbursts
  1. Thoroughly butter an 8x8icnh baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Stir together sugar, ¾c. water, and corn syrup in a saucepan.
  3. Place over high heat with a tight fitting lid covering the saucepan. Cook until steam comes freely from the saucepan.
  4. Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer place ½c. water and gelatin. Stir together and allow to soak.
  5. Once the steam is coming freely from the saucepan remove the lid and place a candy thermometer in the saucepan.
  6. Cook to 240F or soft ball stage.
  7. Once the mixture reaches 240F remove it from the heat. Whip the gelatin mixture on high.
  8. Slowly pour the mixture in the saucepan into the whipping gelatin, try to pour it between to bowl and the whip.
  9. Add the Starbursts a few at a time.
  10. Continue to whip about 10 minutes.
  11. Pour the marshmallow into the prepared pan.
  12. Allow to set about 3 hours.
  13. Cut the marshmallows using a buttered knife. Dip in melted chocolate or dust with powdered sugar.

Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)