DIY Marshmallow Bunnies Recipe

Celebrate the season of spring with these festively adorable marshmallow bunnies!

These homemade marshmallow bunnies are not only fun to make, but they are oh-so-sweet to look at – and taste! Fluffy vanilla marshmallows covered in crunchy colored sugar will be your new favorite spring candy.



Serves: 24
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 9 minutes
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy
You’ll need: Candy thermometer and bunny-shaped cookie cutter

2 tablespoons plus 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup hot water
2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Food coloring, color(s) of choice
2 cups colored sugar for dusting
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon water

Optional: A few drops of flavoring syrup, like lemon, rose or lavender

Scroll on for step-by-step instructions!




1. Grease a 9-by-13-inch rectangular dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside
2. In a small bowl, combine unflavored gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water. Let sit for at least 5 minutes
3. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and hot water
4. Bring to boil over a medium high heat. Cook, without stirring, until mixture registers 238 F on a candy thermometer, about 9 minutes. Once sugar syrup has reached 238 F, remove from heat and add the thickened unflavored gelatin
5. In a large bowl or the bowl of electric mixer, combine egg whites and vanilla on high until stiff peaks form. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and carefully pour in the sugar syrup in a slow and steady stream


6. Add 4 drops of food coloring. Once all incorporated, turn your mixer on medium high and beat until it has doubled in volume
7. Pour into your prepared dish and allow to set, uncovered, for at least three hours
8. Pour 2 cups of sugar into a gallon size plastic bag. Add 6 drops of food coloring to sugar and massage sugar and coloring together until color has been distributed
9. Lightly grease the cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray. Cut out bunny shapes with cookie cutter


10. Place cut bunnies into bag with sugar and gently shake until fully covered, or simply pour sugar onto a cookie sheet and fully coat the bunnies. Sprinkle any remaining colored sugar evenly over prepared marshmallows


11. Once all of the bunnies are covered, it’s time to make the eyes! Combine cocoa powder and water in a small bowl to make a paste. Use a toothpick to dot eyes onto bunnies
12. You’re all finished! Store marshmallow bunnies in an airtight container for up to a week


When it’s time for cleanup, be sure to use Dawn® Ultra Dish Soap! It has 2X more everyday grease-cleaning power per drop* – so you can get through more dishes with less.

*Based on cleaning ingredients vs. non-ultra Joy®


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