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How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

By Molly Durham in Food on Jan 6, 2012 4:00PM

Fluffernutters can be taken to a whole new level with this homemade version of the childhood favorite Marshmallow Fluff.

This surprisingly simple recipe gives you a fluff that has much less of that "I'm eating cardboard air but oh god I can't stop" feeling to it, meaning it actually has some similarity to real food. You either have to own an electric hand mixer or KitchenAid to make it (unless you want a repetitive stress injury) since you beat the egg white mixture for five minutes straight.

It's such a weird consistency to create, and it will end up on every surface of your kitchen; flinging fluff is inevitable. It also produces more marshmallow fluff than anyone will ever need. Use it in Rice Krispie treats, to ice cake or cookies, or slab it on a sandwich with some peanut butter to jet right back to childhood with a fluffernutter.

Homemade marshmallow fluff recipe:
1 and a half egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine egg whites, salt and corn syrup. Beat with wire whisk attachment on high speed for five minutes, or until the mixture has thickened and doubled. Make sure peaks form in it when you turn a utensil full of it upside down. Reduce speed to low, and add vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir them in until well blended. Store in fridge until ready to use, it will last for about 2 weeks.