Maple Cinnamon Marshmallows Recipe

Homemade marshmallows are a fun and easy way to start making candy. Molten sugar is poured into gelatin and whipped into a fluffy, cloud-like confection that is fun to make and eat.

– ⅓ cup granulated sugar – ¼ cup maple sugar – 1 tablespoon cornstarch – 1 teaspoon plus a pinch cinnamon – 3 tablespoons gelatin – 1 cup cold water, divided – 1 cup maple syrup – Pinch salt



Blend granulated sugar, maple sugar, cornstarch, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix to powder. 

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Sprinkle ¼ cup of sugar/cornstarch mixture evenly on a rimmed baking sheet to cover the base. Set aside remaining mixture.

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Mix gelatin with ½ cup of cold water in a small bowl. Let the gelatin sit for 5 minutes to soften and absorb into the water.

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Stir constantly over medium heat until 235 F. While the maple syrup cooks, add the remaining pinch of cinnamon and salt to the gelatin. 

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With the stand mixer on low, slowly add the hot maple syrup mixture to the bloomed gelatin.

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Pour the mixture into the pan now. Smooth the top with a spatula. It need not be square and won't reach the pan's edges.

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Let the marshmallow set for 4 hours or until firm. Once set, remove marshmallow from pan and place on cutting board.

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 Trim the edges and cut into 1 ½-inch squares with a sharp knife. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture on all sides of each square and serve.

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