Have you ever made marshmallows from scratch? I love the grab-‘n-go bagged marshmallows as much as the next girl, but you have to admit – homemade marshmallows taste so much better than store-bought ones! Plus, if you make them yourself, you can cut them into custom shapes, like these beautiful heart shaped marshmallows. Wouldn’t these be irresistible for a little girl’s birthday party, or for Valentine’s Day?

These marshmallows (and the beautiful photo of them) are by Tanya of Decorada {Biscuits & Cakes for Special Occasions}. To get started making your own marshmallows, check out one of these recipes:

• If you work in grams, here’s Tanya’s recipe that she used to make the marshmallows shown in the photo.

• If you work in cups, here’s a popular recipe by Alton Brown.

To make the marshmallows pink instead of white, just add a bit of food coloring. Pour the marshmallow “batter” into a shallow pan lined with parchment paper, then use a cookie cutter dusted with powdered sugar to cut out the hearts, or any other shape of your choice. (Simple shapes work best.)

PS. One more hot tip from Tanya – this idea will work equally well with ice cream! Allow a tub of ice cream to soften, then pour it into a shallow pan lined with plastic wrap rather than paper. Re-freeze, then cut out the shapes.

Thanks to Tanya of Decorada {Biscuits & Cakes for Special Occasions} for sharing her photo and ideas!

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    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 am
    Claire Jackson says:
    These look delightful and delectable! Thank you for sharing, my 5 year old is extremely excited to give these a try with me!
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      Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm
      Heather says:
      Aw! That's so sweet Claire : )
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    Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 11:53 am
    Lara thomas says:
    I think its tasty and pretty ,but how to make it???
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      Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 10:29 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Lara! Here are two different recipes you could try. If you are more comfortable measuring in cups you can use Alton's recipe. If you prefer grams you can use Tanya's recipe. : )