Maple Marshmallows

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Recipe — Maple Marshmallows
14 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 3 packets unflavoured gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, sifted
  • 2 cups maple syrup (preferably very dark syrup for its strong flavour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vanilla extract to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine the gelatin and water and let soften. Set aside.
  2. Butter a 23×33-cm (9×13-in) glass pan and dust the bottom and sides with 15 ml (1 tablespoon) cornstarch.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the maple syrup and cream of tartar and bring to a boil without stirring until a candy thermometer registers 120°C (250°F). Put a wooden spoon in the saucepan to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and overflowing.
  4. Stir the hot maple syrup into the gelatin. Add the salt and vanilla.
  5. Beat with an electric mixer until the mixture thickens, turns white and falls in ribbons (when you lift the whisk, the mixture stretches and falls gently back into the bowl like a ribbon).
  6. Pour into the prepared plan, level with a buttered spatula and let cool 3 hours at room temperature.
  7. Unmould onto a surface dusted with the remaining cornstarch, cut into cubes or cut shapes with cookie cutters.
  8. Maple marshmallows will keep for several days in an airtight container between sheets of parchment paper.

Maple Marshmallows will kept for several days in an airtight container, between sheets of parchement paper.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.