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Rose-Flavored Homemade Marshmallows

Fluffy, rose-flavored homemade marshmallows! They're perfect for a treat or with your favorite hot chocolate. These are easy to make when you follow our step by step directions!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 large marshmallows
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $6


  • Candy Thermometer
  • 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 Baking Pan


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water divided into two 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 ounce unflavored gelatin 3 packets
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp rose water extract
  • 3 tbsp dried rose petals


  • Prepare the baking pan by rubbing a little vegetable oil on the bottom and sides.
  • Add a good amount of powdered sugar all over the bottom and sides until fully coated. At least 1/8 inch thick of powdered sugar coating.
  • In a medium saucepan attached with a candy thermometer, add 1/2 cup of water, sugar cup sugar and 1 cup light corn syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring so it doesn't burn.
  • The sugar needs to be at to 240-250 degrees (soft ball or firm ball) on a candy thermometer. Watch very carefully so it's exactly around 240 to 250 degrees. No less or no more. Once it reaches the temperature, turn the burner to a very low simmer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together gelatin and the other 1/2 cup water with a fork
  • Using an electric mixer, with the whisk attachment and whisk the gelatin so it doesn't clump
  • Right away, carefully add in the very hot sugar mixture into the mixer while it's whisking.
  • Beat on high for 10 minutes until thick, fluffy and white. 
  • After 10 minutes, add in the rose water extract and salt. Continue to whisk for another minute.
  • Pour the marshmallow mix into the prepared baking pan.
  • Add the dried rose petals over the gooey marshmallow mixture and then let them sit uncovered for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • To remove the marshmallows, cut around the edge of the pan with a well-oiled knife, sprinkled with powdered sugar. 
  • Add powdered sugar to your hands and lift the marshmallows from the pan. 
  • Place the marshmallow sheet on a cutting board and cut the marshmallows with the same oiled, powdered sugared knife.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 90mg | Sugar: 62g | Calcium: 5mg