Canadian Maple Syrup Marshmallows

We are just a few days away from celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and I am sharing some of my favourite recipes to help you celebrate. These homemade marshmallows made with real Canadian Maple Syrup are perfect to add to your Canada Day Celebrations. Our family is celebrating at our cottage, my girls, nieces and nephews love campfires and roasting marshmallows so these are perfect. Serve them with Belgium waffles, graham crackers, caramel & chocolate sauce or how about adding them to an ice coffee drizzled with Baileys for an adult treat! 


½ cup cold water

3 pkg. unflavoured gelatin

2/3 cup sugar

½ cup Canadian dark maple syrup

1 cup light corn syrup

¼ tsp. salt

1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Icing sugar for dusting



Generously dust an 8x8 inch non-stick pan with icing sugar and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add cold water & gelatin and allow too set while you make the syrup.

In a small sauce pan combine the sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup & salt. Cook over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Bring the heat to high and cook until syrup bubbles and reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.

 With the mixer on low, slowly pour the syrup into the gelatin. Raise the mixer speed to high and whip until mixture is thick and glossy, about 15 mins. Add vanilla and mix well.

Pour marshmallow mixture into dusted pan and smooth the top. Dust with additional icing sugar and allow to rest uncovered overnight until set.

Turn the marshmallows over on a cutting board and cut into 16 squares. Dust with additional icing sugar and enjoy.


SERVINGS makes 16 | PREP & COOK TIME 30 mins + overnight to set

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