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How to make homemade marshmallow bunnies

One of the best parts about Easter is all the colorful candy. So if you’ve got a sweet tooth, these homemade marshmallow bunnies may be just what you’re looking for. These cute marshmallows are light, fluffy and incredibly easy to make, no baking required! With only five ingredients, one of them being water, you’ll have a homemade Easter treat in no time.

Homemade Easter peeps

If you’re looking for an Easter project and enjoy making candy from scratch, then you’ll love this marshmallow recipe. Cut out the marshmallows using animal-shaped cookie cutters and if you have a silicone bunny or chick molds, even better. The idea is to have fun! The light and airy texture of the marshmallows coated in sugary pastel colors will be a definite crowd pleaser. Go ahead and impress your family with this traditional sweet treat at your next Easter gathering!

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Homemade marshmallow recipe

Makes 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup cold water for gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water for syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Colored sugar for coating
  • Cocoa powder for eyes and nose
  • Silicone mold or animal shaped cookie cutters


  1. Lightly coat a silicone mold or small pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small saucepan, whisk together 1/3 cup cold water and sugar over medium heat. Once sugar has dissolved, using a cooking thermometer, cook until the temperature reaches between 235-240 degrees F.
  3. In the meantime, combine gelatin and 1/4 cup of cold water in a stand mixer bowl. Let the mixture stand for about one to two minutes, until soft.
  4. Add sugar syrup to gelatin and mix on medium-high speed for about 10 minutes until mixture becomes thick and white.
  5. Pour the marshmallow mixture into your silicone mold and wait about five minutes to pop out of the mold. If you’re using a small pan, cut your desired marshmallow shapes with lightly greased cookie cutters.
  6. Coat marshmallows on a plate with colored sugar. For the face, mix some cocoa powder and warm water together to make a cocoa paste. Use a toothpick to make the eyes and nose dots onto each sugar covered marshmallow.

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