Friday, July 16, 2010

Vegan Marshmallows with toasted coconut

A while ago I was sent some marshie mix by angel took me awhile to make them because I didn't own a candy thermometer, and I knew I would find one, somewhere, somehow, someday.

We just bought a home, and I have spent time there cleaning and getting ready to move in. A few days ago I was going through some of the stuff the people left there, and I came across a candy thermometer! SCORE!!
I was so happy, I actually did a little dance.

I have been planning on making these for sometime now,  I was amazed on how simple they were to make.
I have never eaten a homemade marshmallow before so I didn't know what to expect. They taste just like the real thing, only WAY better & fresher.

They take about an hour to set in the refrigerator. Although the instructions say to release the whole pan on a cutting board. I didn't want to screw it up. So I cut them out individually, and rolled them in toasted coconut
(I cooked that in the oven until it was golden).

My daughter came into the kitchen, and was excited to try one. She sandwiched it between two baby cookies!

The package made a 9" by 13 inch pan worth of marshmallowy  goodness.


  1. looks tasty.
    I don't own a candy thermometer either...maybe that's why my fudge at Christmas time always comes out funny?!? :)

  2. They look wonderful and I love the addition of the coconut.
    I've seen a lot of people make their own marshmellows. I've never tried it though, but everyone says they are so much better than the store bought ones.
    I'll have to try it!

  3. They look great, Kirsten! And that's so perfect that your new home came complete with a candy thermometer!!

  4. I loved testing this recipe! Like everything, fresh homemade beats anything from a package.

    Try the AngelFoods meringue mix too... fantastically yummy, really easy and kid-friendly (no hot stuff to mix).

  5. How awesome to find a candy thermometer like that!

    I haven't had a marshmallow since becoming a vegan 6 years ago. So I'm very glad to here they can be made and that they're good!

  6. MoonMama...Yeah candy and such can be tricky to make without a candy thermometer. Fudge huh? Maybe I will try to make some!

    Catherine...Thanks!I have seen them at the fairs, but never tried them. I wish I had! They have a similar texture to bagged ones, but the taste is so much better.

    Alice...thanks for sending me the mix! They turned out perfect :)

    Jess...I will definitely be trying out the meringue mix.

    Ahimsa...I know it was pretty awesome to find a candy thermometer, especially because I have been wanting one for sometime now. It was meant to be :)

  7. um, awesome!! And your photos are beautiful!! I really hope you will submit this recipe and more to my new "vegan finds" site: