Preparation info
  • Makes

    3 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Among the oldest living citizens are some who claim to recall marshmallows that tasted like marshmallows—tender, vanilla-scented pillows that melted in the mouth. If you have an electric mixer, such marshmallows are ridiculously easy to re-create and marvelously cheap.


  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • cup confectioners’ sugar or, preferably, powdered Vanilla Sugar
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  1. Sift the cornstarch and confectioners’ (or powdered vanilla) sugar into a bowl. Lightly grease an 8 X 8-inch square baking pan and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch and sugar mixture into it. Tilt the pan in all directions to coat the sides as well as the bottom. Leave any