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Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

If you have even a passing fond memory of opening your lunchbox and finding a Fluffernutter inside, that classic sandwich made with peanut butter and smooth, spreadable marshmallow creme, you owe it to yourself to try making Fluff at home at least once. And if, by some chance, you were that spastic kid with the permanent ring of red Kool-Aid stain around your mouth, and that dried bit of Fluff stuck in the corner of your mouth, you should be bringing your computer into the kitchen right now to try this homemade version.

Homemade marshmallow Fluff lives up to your best expectations and memories of this sandwich, and delivers on a level that the commercial counterpart can’t hope to meet. The homemade version is smooth, creamy, and flows and spreads easily. It can be used in any recipe that calls for store-bought marshmallow Fluff (the best recipes always do), and pleasantly coats the inside of your mouth, not to mention every single surface in your kitchen. It keeps in the fridge for about two weeks.

Homemade Marshmallow Fluff
(Adapted from a recipe found on WhatsCookingAmerica.net)

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Method:

In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine egg whites, corn syrup, and salt. Beat with wire beater on high speed for five minutes, or until the mixture has thickened and doubled. Reduce speed to low, and add vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir until well blended.

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Comments

  1. Hilary says

    This sounds wonderful! I’ll admit, we used to go one worse (better?) and add jelly to the sandwich, too. But I have the best memories of homemade fudge with Fluff and melting it into our hot cocoa after coming in from playing in the snow. So good! Thanks for sharing, really looking forward to trying the recipe!

    • Malcolm says

      Here’s a thought: For use in cocoa, try adding peppermint extract, instead of vanilla in the last step. Mint flavored Fluff? Yes, please.

  2. Ellen says

    I’ll have to try this – it’s basically the same as my marshmallow recipe, but without the gelatin (which is evil).
    Here’s another idea for using fluff: Graham cracker, square of Hershey’s milk chocolate, home made fluff on top and put it under the broiler until the fluff browns. Top with fresh berries – it’s awesome!

  3. Cecilia says

    I had to make a sandwich with marshmallow Fluff after reading this. Unfortunatley not home make since it’s really hard and expensive to buy corn syrup in Sweden.

    • Dawn says

      Here’s a recipe for the Cecilia in Sweden:
      3 egg wgites
      2 1/2 C sugar
      3/4 tsp cream of tartar
      1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
      3/4 cups boiling water
      Mix first three ingredients in a deep bowl, mix with electric mixer on LOW until mixed well, then slowly add boiling water still on low speed. Once all water is in then turn to high and mix until peaks form. This recipe was not as thick as the one with corn syrup, but then it might have been because I didn’t mix it long enough. I had 6 impatient children at my elbow! ENJOY!
      Living outside of the US makes for some fun learning on how to make many things from scratch

      • GiannaMaria says

        That is a nice recipe. Only I make a simple syrup using 2 to 1 sugar to water Actually I use tabiono sugar. And you get the map sly flavor. That being said. I copied your recipe and can’t wait to try it

  4. Vanilla Eclair says

    Um.. Raw egg whites? ;w; Well, I guess it’s about time I let go of my fear for nomming raw eggs..

    • says

      Most chefs I work with use raw eggs. If you have a reliable egg supplier, and you know there is not a long transport/transfer of product, it is “safer” (nothing’s 100%) than buying them where you don’t know their source. Supposedly, places that deal in high volume, and fast turnover of product, are also felt to be a more reliable source. It’s still not reccomended to serve anything made with raw eggs to the very young and old.

  5. Pam C. says

    Not planning on having it around for long, but does anyone know if this will keep in the fridge?

  6. Michelle says

    I made this last night, and it turned out great! We taste tested with both peanut butter & Nutella, and the Nutella wins hands down. *lol* I can’t wait to have some over ice cream! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  7. Arwen says

    I am considering making this to put in home made mallomars for the holidays. Do you think it will be thick enough to do that? If I make the eggs really stiff, would that help? I was going to add peppermint to some and lavender or ginger to some of the mixture as well.
    Thanks!

    • Malcolm says

      The consistency of this spread is a little bit loose, for mallomars. I would add a packet of gelatin, to bring the thickness closer to a marshmallow.

    • Malcolm says

      I haven’t tried substituting this spread for marshmallow, but I imagine it would work well. Be sure to come back and let us know!

      • says

        So I finally made it, it took almost a year to fit into my crazy baking schedule. Fluff is great, so simple to and not too overpowering sweet. Which made the the nutella rice krisipie treats even better. I eye-balled the amount of fluff-probably about a cup and half. Thanks again for the recipe.

  8. Tallulah says

    Hi, I’d love to make this but I can’t find corn syrup in the UK, ive heard you can subsitute corn syrup for golden syrup, would that work for this recipe?

      • Mrs Straz says

        Tallulah, i’m from the UK, i’ve tried with golden syrup and it tastes awful! (funny colour too) you can boil up a sugar/water syrup and use that instead of the corn syrup. I have since found some Karo light corn syrup in Fenwicks, Newcastle.

  9. Barbara Sherman says

    I’m trying to use this recipe as stuffing for Whoopie Pies, it seems to thin and keeps running out. Will the gelatin help to thicken up the cream?

    • Malcolm says

      It’s the right consistency for sandwiches, but probably wouldn’t be great as-is for whoopie pies. And yes, a little gelatin should thicken it up!

  10. Bonnie says

    I just made this with Karo 1/3 calorie syrup and it came out great (for those who might be interested in reducing their calories) but in addition to the vanilla extract, I also added orange extract and turned this into an orange creme fluff. Oooooooooh boy. Very yummy. Thank you so much for such an easy recipe!

  11. Annette says

    I would love to have the recipe using the gelatin – without the egg whites, as I am allergic to egg white. I had it at one time, but ever since I moved, Have not been able to find it.

    Thank you.

  12. Julie says

    Just seen this and thanks so much will try this in so many ways.In my fudge,my mother always loved it I still make it,then I think it can be used in treats just would not have to use butter then.Then have a jar of it just to eat I never leave a jar alone.Again thanks

  13. omamarge says

    Just read Marshmallow Fluff recipe. Can’t wait to try it!! Have Grandkids and Great-Grandkids that have never had Fluffnutter Sandwiches (nor have I), so it’ll be fun to give it a whirl! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Mike says

    OK – this is a bit of sacridgle, but does anyone know of a ‘reduced sugar’ or a ‘sugar free’ recepie for fluff?

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