Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe

Amanda Powell | A Cookie Named Desire

Soft, fluffy marshmallows packed full of chocolaty flavor. These chocolate marshmallows are perfect for topping your hot chocolate, decorating your desserts, or making double chocolate s’mores!

I have confession, I was never a huge fan of marshmallows.

I didn’t understand people who would just eat them plain. I know people who eat them by the handful and I am in awe. I just can’t.

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If they are toasted, that is a whole other story, but I am that person who need to go back and re-toast the marshmallow after every bite.

Flavored marshmallows, especially the homemade ones, are a whole other story. They’re fun and bring so much more to the table flavor-wise.

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These chocolate marshmallows are no exception to the rule.

I am crazy in love with these chocolate marshmallows. They taste legitimately like brownie batter and the added texture from the mini marshmallows in every bite is just so good.

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All the heart eye emojis.

You don’t even need to roast them, but you can totally try because a double chocolate – or even triple chocolate – s'mores is the best thing to ever happen to bonfires since ghost stories.

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Making chocolate marshmallows is pretty easy to do at home. The hardest part is cooking the sugar and corn syrup.

I highly recommend using a candy thermometer for the most accuracy and the best consistency of your chocolate marshmallows, but I’ve made these several times and the amount of time you boil is roughly the same each time.

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But if making homemade marshmallows is your thing, then definitely look into a candy thermometer because you would probably also enjoy making other candies like salt water taffy.

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Chocolate marshmallows keep for a very long time if stored correctly. If you keep them in an airtight container, they should last for months. And if they do get a little stale, they are still good in hot chocolate and roasted over a fire!

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Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe

      30 Servings


Marshmallow Mix:
  • 2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
Chocolate Marshmallows:
  • 3 packets Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup Dutch Processed Cocoa
  • 1 cup Cold Water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the marshmallow mix. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and add a thin layer of the marshmallow mix. Set aside the remaining marshmallow mix and the pan.
  2. In a stand mixer, add the gelatin and half the water. Stir to mix. Add the cocoa powder and mix gently, it is okay if the cocoa doesn’t fully incorporate.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add the remaining water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt together.
  4. Heat on medium-high until it begins to boil. Boil untouched for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F.
  5. Use the whisk attachment and stir the gelatin mixture. As you stir drizzle the sugar mixture into the stand mixer, hitting between the whisk and the side of the bowl.
  6. Once all the sugar is added, turn up the speed to medium-high and whip until the bowl of the stand mixer is cooler to the touch.
  7. Add the vanilla and mix in. Add in the chocolate chips and fold in.
  8. Swiftly pour the marshmallow mixture into the baking pan. Use a greased spoon to get out any remaining marshmallow in the bowl.
  9. Add a thin layer of the marshmallow mix over the top of the marshmallows and set aside to set for 5 – 6 hours.  Cut into squares using a greased knife.
  10. Toss the cut marshmallows in the remaining marshmallow mix. Then shake out any excess mix.
  11. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.



Cooking Method:
No Bake
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30 marshmallows
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Author: Amanda Powell
Recipe Yields: 30 marshmallows
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 325 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 marshmallow
Servings Per Recipe 30

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 4
Calories 87

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 36mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 14g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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