These homemade coconut marshmallows are a delightful treat that is perfect for any occasion. They are light, fluffy, and bursting with coconut flavor. Plus, they are much easier to make than you might think! Whether you enjoy them on their own or in a cup of hot cocoa, these coconut marshmallows are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 3 tbsp gelatin powder
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. In a mixing bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water. Let it sit and bloom.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until the temperature reaches 240°F on a candy thermometer.
  3. Slowly pour the hot sugar mixture into the bloomed gelatin while mixing on low speed.
  4. Add vanilla extract and continue to mix on high speed for 10-15 minutes until fluffy and tripled in volume.
  5. Add desiccated coconut and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into a 9×9 inch pan lined with parchment paper and smooth the top with a spatula. Let it set for at least 4 hours.
  7. Once set, dust a cutting board with powdered sugar, place the marshmallow on top, and cut into squares using a sharp knife dusted with powdered sugar.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 180 || Carbohydrates: 45g || Protein: 1g || Fat: 0g || Saturated Fat: 0g || Cholesterol: 0mg || Sodium: 60mg || Potassium: 20mg || Fiber: 0g || Sugar: 40g || Vitamin A: 0IU || Vitamin C: 0mg || Calcium: 0mg || Iron: 0mg

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The coconut flavor adds a delicious twist to classic marshmallows.
  2. Making homemade marshmallows is a fun and rewarding experience.
  3. These marshmallows are perfect for gifting or enjoying yourself.
  4. They melt beautifully in hot cocoa or coffee.
  5. The texture is fluffy and light, making them a delightful treat.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overheating the sugar mixture, as it can burn easily.
  2. Make sure to mix the gelatin and hot sugar mixture on low speed to prevent splattering.
  3. Do not skip the dusting of powdered sugar when cutting the marshmallows to prevent sticking.
  4. Allow the marshmallows to set for the recommended time for the best texture.
  5. Store the marshmallows in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out.

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