Glitter Marshmallows . Good Eats

December 20, 2011 separator DIY Tutorial

Get ready, friends. I just made your New Year’s Eve party infinitely cooler. And sparklier. 
Exciting news – I’m sitting in sunny San Diego right now soaking up the much lovelier weather than the weather I just left in Kentucky. More exciting news – this is my latest collaboration with Sarah, the lovely lady I worked on the vanilla project with. Not so good news – I forgot the step-by-step pictures for this tutorial. I’ll post the full tutorial later, but for now, here is the recipe we used. Here is the glitter I used (and yes, I promise it’s fully edible. And awesome.).

Homemade Glitter Marshmallows

The recipe will pretty much tell you how to make the marshmallows. Now, I’ll tell you what you do to make them amazing. 
1.   Before you cover the top in powdered sugar and cornstarch to keep them from sticking, sprinkle your stars on liberally. 
 2.   Now you can add the powder mixture.
3.   Cut them into roughly one-inch strips. 
4.   Sprinkle some stars down on your surface, and squish the cut side down onto the stars to pick them up, and then dip that side into more powder. 
5.   Repeat this process with each new cut side. Basically, every time you have a new sticky side, you need to press it onto the glitter stars to coat that side, and then press it into the powdered mixture to keep it from sticking.
6.   The powdered mixture will cover up the stars. After the marshmallows have rested for awhile though, you can just gently flick them with your finger, and the excess powder will come off, letting the stars shine through.


Sparklemallow Ideas:
  • Make Bailey’s-laced hot cocoa for New Year’s Eve, and top it off with these little gems immediately before serving.
  • Bag up nice instant cocoa packets and marshmallows, and give these as last-minute Christmas gifts.
  • Eat them one by one until you’re uncomfortably full and in a complete sugar haze.


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  4. I think that it was such a great idea to have glitter marshmallows. I think that it would be a great change during your new years celebration. I really like to try it sometime when I am having a celebration at home.

  5. would you be able to add the glitter to the marshmellow mix before you set it instead? that way you wouldnt have to do all the cut sides when its time to make them into squares. I was thinking that would be a good idea for the regular types of edible glitter you can get (the ones that arent shaped).

  6. oh my word, how cool!

    the photos are beyond being beautiful!!
    i’m going to have to try it out asap!

    happy holidays~

  7. oh my word, how cool!

    the photos are beyond being beautiful!!
    i’m going to have to try it out asap!

    happy holidays~

  8. OH MY GOSH THAT IS BRILLIANT. I literally can’t stop looking – so elegant and fun! I definitely need to try this. Looking forward to the full photo tutorial!

    Erin 🙂

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