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Before we get started, go check me out over at Design Dazzle today! I’m sharing some FUNFETTI sandwich cookies, filled with marshmallow frosting!!! It’s funfetti madness ’round these parts, yo!

funfetti marshmallows with christmas sprinkles on white platter with words

I had a horrible realization the other day:

Fat pants just make you fatter.

Seriously, did you already know this? I think I had an inkling…one that has been sadly confirmed over the past few weeks. You see, on days when it’s cold, cloudy, and rainy all I want to do is wear sweats and that sweater and do stuff around the house, like surf pinterest clean. The way I figure it is, if all I’m doing is picking up at school…why bother get all the way dressed nice?

{I know, I’m giving you a great visual of me, aren’t I?}

Anyway, you know what happens when you wear sweats too much? You forget that your jeans actually need to button. Then you are rudely reminded of the batch of cookies you ate when you try to get “real” dressed.

Sigh. It’s the story of my life right now. But you know what? It’s almost Christmas so I’m not going to worry too much about it.

Not when there are cookies, fudge, and homemade marshmallows around every corner!

funfetti marshmallows with christmas sprinkles on white platter

Ever since I made Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows, I’m no longer afraid of making these babies from scratch. They are SO. Much. Better. Than store-bought marshmallows. To eat anyway, plain.

Really, you’d never catch me eating a plain marshmallow. I prefer them buried in my cocoa or my krispie treats. But these? Homemade marshmallows? I’ll for sure eat them plain. No s’mores needed! {Although I bet that would be gooooood.}

Have you ever heard of the book, Marshmallow Madness! by Shauna Server? It’s the cutest book ever! The cover is even squishy, like a marshmallow. {Seriously, book publishers think of everything. My (someday) book needs to be covered in real pie crust.} The book is a work of art. So many ideas! Anyway, I got it for my birthday awhile back and have been dying to dig in.

These marshmallows are a variation of Shauna’s. I changed up her Vanilla ones a little to add some funfetti flavor in the form of butter emulsion. It seriously gives the most cake battery flavor without using any actual cake mix! (You can also use butter extract, sold where you get vanilla extract at your grocery store.) And sprinkles. Of course I needed to add sprinkles.

funfetti marshmallows with christmas sprinkles on white platter

Jordan and her friends loved these marshmallows. (So did I, unfortunately. Bring on the fat pants…they are here to stay for awhile!) And find all my funfetti recipes here.

Two Funfetti marshmallows on top of Christmas colored sprinkles on a white plate, graphic image on the bottom.

Funfetti Marshmallows

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homemade marshmallows that taste like cake
Total Time 2 hours
Yield 24 marshmallows
Serving Size 1 marshmallow


  • Spray an 8x8” pan with cooking spray.
  • Make the coating mixture by whisking powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk the gelatin and 1/2 cold water in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes to soften.
  • Stir the sugar, 1/4 cup corn syrup, 1/4 water, and salt in a medium saucepan over high heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, until the temperature reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Meanwhile, pour the remaining 1/4 cup corn syrup in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Microwave the gelatin mixture until completely melted, about 30 seconds. Add to the mixer bowl and let it run on low.
  • When the syrup reaches 240 degrees, slowly pour it into the mixer bowl. Turn mixer to medium (about level 4) and beat for 5 minutes. Increase to medium-high (level 6-8) and beat for 5 more minutes. Beat on the highest setting for 1-2 minutes and then turn to low and add vanilla and butter emulsion. (The mallow will have tripled in volume.) Turn off mixer and stir in sprinkles.
  • Pour marshmallow into prepared pan and sift about 2/3 of the coating mixture evenly over the top. Let sit for at least 6 hours to set.
  • Use a knife to loosen the marshmallow from the pan. Invert onto a cutting board sprinkled with the remaining coating mixture. Cut into squares, dipping the edges in the coating mixture as needed and pat off the excess.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1marshmallow | Calories: 89kcal
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Love Marshmallows? You might like these:

Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Bean Marshmallows by Sweet 2 Eat Baking

Reese’s Stuffed Marshmallow Pops by Dip it in Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie Fudge with Nutella and Marshmallow Swirl by Something Swanky

Thanks for reading!

Last Updated on May 12, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Hello, I see the instructions for the Funfetti Marshmallows but I do not see the ingredient list. Please let me know where I can find the ingredient list for Funfetti Marshmallows.
    Thank you.

  2. LUV UR receipes! who needs a cook book? My nieces just luv bring on the marshmallows and funfetti bars!

  3. I have always wanted to try to make my own marshmallows and never have. I love these! Pinning and featuring tonight 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

  4. I have never made marshmallows myself. Looking at how beautiful yours look, I finally have to try it!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – Hope to see you there again next week with more deliciousness 🙂

  5. Those marshmallows are so cute! I made peppermint ones a few weeks back, and boy do I hear on you about how much better they are than store-bought! I need to go check out your pumpkin pie marshmallows — sounds heavenly!

  6. Marshmallows and waaaay under-appreciated! They are so versatile and can adapt to so many different flavours – like the fabulous ones you’ve made! I’m totally loving your Christmas sprinkles, too 🙂