Homemade Marshmallows for Easter

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Have you ever made marshmallows? Did you even know that was possible, or did you think they only come from the store? They are a super fun Easter treat! They also provide a great lesson in kitchen chemistry. It is sooo much fun to watch water and gelatin and sweetener whip up into this glossy white sticky substance that then turns bouncy and squishy!

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Lots of different recipes abound. I like the simpler recipes that use four or five ingredients. When you do homemade you can eliminate the white sugar and the corn syrup. Great news!

Here’s one with honey, from the Urban Poser.

Honey Sweetened Marshmallows (GAPS, Paleo, SCD) from The Urban Poser on Vimeo.

Here’s a Trim Healthy Mama version, using erythritol. I don’t think erythritol is good for long term, but for losing weight, it has its place as a substitute for sugar and honey. In the THM lingo, marshmallows are a FP candy, which means you can eat a lot of them! If you want to add some fat (thus making them more satisfying, into a THM S treat) dip them in homemade chocolate and let harden. Yum!

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