Lavender Honey Marshmallows

These aren’t your average marshmallows; they’re sweet, fluffy pillows of dreamy lavender honey that will transport your taste buds to blissful indulgence. Think cloud-like softness infused with the delicate fragrance of lavender and the golden warmth of honey. Now, let’s be clear: these delectable bites are all about pure, confectionary joy. These are the real deal, bursting with melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow magic and a generous drizzle of heavenly honey.

Imagine: sinking your teeth into a cloud of pillowy perfection, each bite releasing a fragrant whisper of lavender. The sweetness isn’t cloying, but balanced by the honey’s subtle depth. It’s an experience for the senses, a celebration of simple pleasures. Enjoy these pillowy treats with lavender hot chocolate or in lavender lemon rice krispy treats. Enjoy these pillowy treats with lavender hot chocolate or in lavender lemon rice krispy treats.

I swear, throughout the years, I really tried to deliver corn syrup-free marshmallows, but it didn’t bring me or my taste buds any joy, and so, here we are. These dreamy fluffy clouds of lavender honey goodness are not sorry.

Even the process of making marshmallows is so marvelously fun. Note it isn’t difficult by any means, but it requires some patience as they come with a long mixing and curing time. They are nothing like the store-bought marshmallows you’re used to. These are so much better. Worth the wait.

The history of marshmallow has always interested me. “Nineteenth-century doctors extracted juice from the marsh mallow plant’s roots and cooked it with egg whites and sugar, then whipped the mixture into a foamy meringue that later hardened, creating a medicinal candy to soothe children’s sore throats.

Eventually, advanced manufacturing processes and improved texturing agents eliminated the need for the gooey root juice altogether. Unfortunately, that eliminated the confection’s healing properties as a cough suppressant, immune system booster and wound healer.” – Quote from Thought.co

So we wound up with a completely useless spongey confectionary treat and I’m here for it. If you’re interested in marshmallow root marshmallows, we have those for you too.

Ingredients:

  • unflavored gelatin – gelatin is the setting agent for marshmallows.
  • cold water, divided in half
  • granulated sugar
  • Light corn syrup – corn syrup is used in marshmallows to prevent crystallization of the sugar syrup. When the sugar is melted and boiled to the point where it has 0% water, the syrup can revert to its crystallized state. Possible substitutions include agave maple syrup or honey however marshmallows are best when made with corn syrup.
  • salt
  • vanilla extract, you can use other flavors here if you prefer, like our Rose and Lavender Extract
  • honey
  • dried lavender buds
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle on top – this will be the dusting powder to help you handle the marshmallows; they are very sticky.

Tools & Ingredients:

Let’s make them!

  1. Line the bottom and sides of a 9×9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease with nonstick cooking spray, and generously dust the pan with powdered sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer (fitted with a whisk attachment) take half of your water (1/2 cup) and add your gelatin to let it thicken and “bloom”.
  3. Combine the sugar, dried lavender buds, corn syrup, salt, and the remaining 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high, stirring often until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the sugar syrup registers 240° (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer. This takes approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Immediately turn the mixer to medium-low speed and carefully pour in the syrup. Once the syrup is combined, gradually increase the mixer speed to high and beat until the mixture is very thick and fluffy 10 to 12 minutes. Add in the vanilla. 
  5. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan and quickly smooth the top. Drizzle your honey on top. Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Let marshmallows sit at room temperature overnight before cutting into them.
  6. Cut marshmallows into squares or use cookie cutters to cut shapes, like we did with hearts.

Lavender Honey Marshmallows

Sweet, fluffy soft pillow of dreamy lavender honey marshmallows are a confectionary dream come true. A classic homemade candy that's simply irressitable and nothing like you've experienced before.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Serving Size 20 marshmallows

Ingredients

  • 3 packages 21g unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup 227g cold water, divided in half
  • 1 ½ cups 298g granulated sugar
  • 1 cup 312g light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon 14g vanilla extract
  • ½ cup 170g honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Line the bottom and sides of a 9×9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease with nonstick cooking spray and using a fine mesh sieve, generously dust the pan with powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • Pour the gelatin over ½ cup of the cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment; whisk to combine. Let the mixture sit to allow the gelatin to thicken and "bloom".
  • Meanwhile, combine the sugar, dried lavender buds, corn syrup, salt, and the remaining ½ cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high, stirring often until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
  • Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the sugar syrup registers 240° (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer. This takes approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Immediately, turn the mixer to medium-low speed and carefully pour in the syrup. Once all of the syrup is combined, gradually increase the mixer speed to high, and beat until the mixture is very thick and fluffy, 10 to 12 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan and quickly smooth the top. Drizzle your honey on top. Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Add additional lavender buds for garnish if desired. Let marshmallows sit at room temperature overnight before cutting into them.
    Cut marshmallows into squares or use cookie cutters to cut shapes, like we did with hearts.

Notes

Marshmallows can last up to six months in an air tight container at room temperature.

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