Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe is one of my Mom's which she would use to top cookies at Christmas or make marshmallow as a candy. Its really simply. The cooking time is the preparation as well. This does not include the setting time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water.
  2. Boil sugar with boiling water until syrup tests thread stage.
  3. Add softened gelatin to syrup and let stand until partly cooled.
  4. Add salt and vanilla, then beat until fluffy and stiff.
  5. Spread mixture on cookies, then dip into flaked coconut or crushed corn flakes.
  6. Let set before storing.
  7. Place wax paper between layers of cookies to keep them from sticking together.
  8. For candy, put into a greased cake pan and let it set.
  9. After it has set, cut into 1 inch pieces, dipping them into coconut, corn flakes crumbs, crushed nuts or what you like.
  10. Place in a container where the pieces will not touch, or they could stick together.
  11. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

had lots of fun with this! Tried 2 batches, one with coconut extract, rolled in toasted coconut (the best by far!) and one with 1/2 coconut extract, 1/2 orange, which tasted like those gummy orange slices. They were a huge hit with the fam. My only problem was that they seemed to crystalize after a few days. I think I might try reducing the sugar a bit next time, and adding 1 T. corn syrup. Rolling them in corn starch is the only thing that keeps them from sticking. Will be making lots more of these in the future!

Nowhereville Domestic January 05, 2010

well i didnt think this recipe was going to turn out very well, and i was half right. I didnt have quite enough gelatin so i halved the recipe but other than that followed the instructions exactly. however, i tried using them for rice krispies and it totally didnt keep them stuck together- it just coated them with what looked like melted marshmellow. Before i used it, the marshmellows looked pretty nice though,but i wouldnt recommend using them for rice krispies because it doesnt hold together at all.

andrea pandrea July 04, 2005

These were REALLY SUPER YUMMY! I mad mashmallows fo the fist time a little while a go, but these were way bette! Pluse, I added a little bit of chocolate extract! Yummy! Oh, I also used a pastry bag to squirt them out into cute little marshmallows:) They looked very awesome:) Next time I think I'll use some almond extract or oange... mabe even pepermint:) Thanks for the recipe! P.S. Using a pastry bag it made around 220 jumbo sized mallows!

a la mode December 18, 2004

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