homemade marshmallows
Desserts,  Snacks

Homemade Healthy Marshmallows (Gluten-Free + Paleo)

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These Homemade Healthy Marshmallows are made without corn syrup or granulated sugar! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and only 5 Ingredients!

5 Simple Ingredients

homemade healthy marshmallows


I never knew this about marshmallows, but you don’t need to bake them! You just set them out on your counter and in a few hours you have the perfect homemade healthy marshmallows! Talk about a yummy no-bake dessert.

Benefits of Grass-Fed Gelatin

Before getting into this super simple homemade healthy marshmallow recipe you need to know HOW AMAZING grass-fed gelatin is for you! Now, the gelatin found in foods like Jello is not the kind of gelatin I’m talking about here. We’re talkin’ the real deal grass-fed kind. Grass-fed means that the cattle you are getting your gelatin from are eating a rich diet of plants, not grains and harmful pesticides.


Here are all the potential benefits your yummy healthy marshmallows can give you:

  • Glowing Skin
  • Strong Joints (Decreased joint pain)
  • Detoxifying Properties
  • Better Sleep

You can read more about the benefits of grass-fed gelatin here.

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How to Eat these Homemade Healthy Marshmallows

I love enjoying these marshmallows on my Superfood Hot Chocolate! I posted the recipe on Instagram. Definitely check it out! My husband who loves unhealthy hot chocolate LOVES this healthy superfood hot chocolate! So I’m sure you will too!

You don’t need to add any sweetener to your hot drinks if you just pop these yummy marshmallows on top! They get soft, melty and sweeten the drinks perfectly. And they are so fun to slurp up!

You can also eat these healthy marshmallows plain or pop them on your coffee! Oooo they would also go perfectly on top of a Matcha Latte! Or baked onto some Paleo Fudge Brownies. YUM! The possibilities are really endless.


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Yield: 54 Marshmallows

Homemade Healthy Marshmallows (Gluten-Free + Paleo)

homemade marshmallows

Made with honey and grass-fed gelatin. These marshmallows are healthy, delicious and easy to make! GF, DF, Paleo! This recipe makes around 54 healthy marshmallows!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes



1. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper or grease with coconut oil.

2. In a large mixing bowl (or with standing mixer), add ½ cup warm water (just slightly warm to the touch) and ¼ cup grass-fed gelatin. Stir till just combined (5 seconds). Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.

3. While the gelatin is sitting, in a small saucepan add the remaining ½ cup water along with 1 cup honey and ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt. Whisk and bring to a slight boil. Continue to whisk and boil the mixture for 8 minutes. 

4. After the honey water mixture is done, carefully bring it over to the standing mixer with the gelatin. Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour in the honey mixture (you can also use a hand mixer to do this).

5. When the honey mixture is added, turn the mixer on high and mix for another 10-15 minutes. (It will be liquidy at first but magically turn thick and form peaks) (See Note 1)

6. Mix in vanilla extract, then pour the mixture into parchment lined pan, smooth out and let set for a minimum of 4 hours or preferably overnight.

7. Cut with pizza cutter and store in airtight container on the counter for up to 3 weeks!


  1. The mixture will be dark in color when you first start to mix it. Trust me, it will lighten as you mix it! Be patient. It takes about 10 minutes and then soft peaks will form and it will turn a brighter pale white color. Once peeks form transfer it quickly to pan before it sets.
  2. DO NOT store marshmallows in the fridge or they will melt. Store them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 weeks.

Definitely give these homemade healthy marshmallows a try! They are perfect with a healthy hot drink! Snap a picture and tag us on Instagram or Facebook! @secretlyhealthyhome

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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 5.2gSugar: 5.2gProtein: 0.5g

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  • Joy Satre

    Hi dear Claire! I love your website! I’m SO proud of you!
    Your marshmallow recipe looks delicious. I’m going to try it as soon as possible and other recipes of yours that I come across.
    I hope you’re doing well with your precious family. I would love to meet that beautiful baby sometime.
    Love you!!!
    Mrs. Satre

    • Claire

      Hi Mrs. Satre! Awh you are the sweetest! Definitely snap a picture if you try them, I would love to see!! Yes, you need to meet him. He will adore you! Text me anytime to set a date up!

      Love you!!!

      • Laura

        My marshmallows have been sitting k. The counter for 4hours but don’t seem anywhere near dry enough to come off the parchment. Should I cover and let sit overnight, or leave uncovered as it sets?

        • Claire

          Hi Laura! So excited you made these! I would cover them and let then sit all night. Let me know how they turn out 🙂

          • Laura

            Actually they turned out delicous, although I tried coating them in chocolate and powdered candy cane and it made them melt. So I am making a new batch and will just leave these little suckers alone this time! What a great recipe. My kids and I like them best in the gooey stage, fresh from the mixer, and are thinking of a million things we should put the creamy mixture on! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

          • Laura

            I also used maple syrup instead of honey, so that may be contributing. My honey is much thicker than my syrup.

  • Mary Vaught

    I would like to use this to make rice crispie treats. How long do you think it should set before I add the rice crispies? Do you think it will solidify enough?

    Can’t wait to try it!

    • Claire

      Hi Mary! I actually wouldn’t recommend using these homemade marshmallows in rice crispy treats. I tested it one time and the treats come out very soggy because of the water content in the marshmallows 🙁 I’m so sad about this! But they are great to toast over a fire and make s’more with! Or to top on hot chocolate 🙂

    • Rachael B

      Hi! Have you tried making these in molds? My son loves marshmallows and I was thinking of making some for his birthday, but I want to make them fun shapes with silicone or plastic molds??

      • Claire

        Hi! Oh that is such a great idea to use molds. It should work great! Definitely let me know if you try it and how they turn out 🙂 And happy birthday to your little guy!

  • Jen

    Excited to try this recipe! Do you think it could work for smores?

    • Claire

      Hi Jen! Yes, these will work great for s’mores! Let me know how they turn out 🙂

  • Jenn

    I have made these before for smores and OMG!! SO GOOD!! I am going to make them again and try maple syrup instead of honey to taste the difference! I can’t wait to put these in some homeade hot chocolate 🙂

    • Claire

      Hi Jenn! I am so glad you love this recipe 🙂 Yes, the maple syrup is so yummy too! Thanks for leaving a comment!

      Happy healthy baking!


  • Olesya

    Hey there! You don’t add corn/arrowroot starch or powdered sugar to avoid sticking once cut? Thanks!

    • Claire

      Hi! No, I’ve never tried that before. I usually don’t have any issues cutting them. But you can definitely try that if they are super sticky.

  • Melissa

    Hi! I tried this recipe and the mixture was so clumpy it was impossible to spread into the pan. They tasted good but are more of just a giant clump. Is this likely due to overmixing?

    • Claire

      Hi! Yes, that just means you need to transfer the mixture sooner. As soon as it thickens up, transfer it and it will set once its fully cooled and in the pan. Hope you try to make them again! I’m sure they will turn out better this time 🙂

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