Make Homemade Marshmallows

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Make Homemade Marshmallows www.homesteadlady.comI kept thinking, “I can’t make homemade marshmallows – it’ll just be too hard!”  Well, that ain’t the first time I’ve been wrong.  Just in time to make homemade marshmallow Peeps for Easter, here you go…

Affiliate disclaimer top feature So, we’re selling our homestead and that means, although we’re still living in our house, we’re pretending like we don’t live here.  We don’t own a lot besides books but what we do own is boxed and out of the house.  We have pillows and some pans and our school stuff but nothing that could be considered fluff.  I was brutal with myself in the kitchen and packed most of my toys; I left out my

Take the time to make homemade marshmallows

That night of campfire and homemade s’mores was the most fun we’ve had in long while of packing, cleaning and remodeling.  That night, after the festivities, as I sat with the baby for a moment before I put her in bed, I just kept thinking to myself how glad I was that we embraced that bit of whimsy on that quiet Sabbath day.  What if I’d said I was too tired, or that we couldn’t unpack something we’ve already packed (I’ve already had to say that about so many things) or that we just didn’t have time.  The longer I’m a parent, the more I search out those opportunities to say yes to my children. 

YES!  Let’s take a walk in the rain.  YES!  Let’s finger paint in the bathtub.  YES!  Let’s stay up late to finish reading our family book.  YES!  Let’s make homemade marshmallows.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard a veteran parent say, “Boy, I really should have said no more often when the kids had a fun idea!” So, I encourage you, especially this Easter season as we celebrate renewal and cycles of healing to find more ways to say yes to the children in your life.  Or the good friends.  Or the close family members.  Whatever.  Just make homemade marshmallows.  Make Homemade Marshmallows - - kid tested, wholemama approved

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13 thoughts on “Make Homemade Marshmallows

    1. Sorry to add one more thing to your list of things to do but they really are so tasty! And not so sweet, which has always been the reason I don’t like marshmallows – gag! These have such a fun texture, too – so sproingy. If that’s a word, which its not. Have fun, Rebecca!

  1. What a great idea to make homemade marshmallows – yummy! You were very optimistic to pack away the Kitchen Aid mixer. I think it would be the last thing I would pack away ;). Hope your family can soon have a new homestead and unpack everything!

    1. I don’t use it nearly as much as I used to since we don’t eat a lot of grain products/treats. Its awesome to have when you need it, though – like making marshmallows! Thank you for the well wishes – we can sure use them!

    1. Ah, you can do it, Barbara – you raised how many kids?!! Just mix it sitting down, reading a book – it can take anywhere from about eight to twenty minutes depending on a number of variables.

  2. What a great wonderful idea to make your own marshmallow peeps. This doesn’t sound too hard to do and it certainly has to be worth the work when you know you kids are getting all the toxic chemical ingredients. Thanks for sharing. Shared on google. Visiting from WIldcrafting Wednesdays

    1. Thanks for sharing, Marla! I’m happy to return the favor with your healthy back post – I reaaaaalllly need that right now! We were sleeping on an air mattress for awhile as we’re showing our house while its for sale and I finally realized I’ve crossed some line and am just too old for that nonsense. We finally went and bought a new bed – our first in all our marriage (we were sleeping on an old, less than stellar mattress before). We even have a bed frame – another first! 🙂

  3. Last summer we went camping and I was so frustrated that I couldn’t find any organic or no GMO marshmallows. It never occurred to me to make my own. I can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. We have another post coming up in a few months that talks about outdoor, campfire cooking and we’ll talk about this then, but since you bring it up! With the homemade marshmallows we made, we discovered they melt pretty fast so be quick as you makes s’mores. They were uber-sloppy-gooey-yumness though!

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t. You might be able to figure out something with fruit pectin but I have no idea how the two items might be chemically different, which would affect results.

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