If you're a Massachusetts native like me, there have definitely been times when you've needed to know how to make marshmallow fluff. Whether you've run out of the jarred stuff for your fluffernutters, or just feel like getting creative, it's a lot easier than you'd think to make New England's fave sticky-sweet spread.

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Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:30 secs
  • Total Time:2 mins 30 secs
  • Servings:5
  • Easy


  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
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  • Step 1

    Assemble your ingredients.

    #SpoonTip: If you don't have corn syrup lying around, you can substitute an equal amount of honey.

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  • Step 2

    Pour your marshmallows into a microwave-safe bowl. For reference, 2 cups is somewhere around 16 to 20 standard-size marshmallows.

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  • Step 3

    Add 1 tablespoon of corn syrup to the marshmallows.

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  • Step 4

    Microwave the marshmallows and corn syrup for 30 seconds. Make sure the marshmallows don't over-inflate or begin to burn.

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  • Step 5

    Stir the marshmallows immediately and let cool. There should be no lumps leftover in your "batter." Work quickly—the fluff will begin to stiffen as it cools.

    #SpoonTip: You can use a little nonstick cooking spray so your fluff doesn't get stuck to the spatula.

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Try using Peeps for an Easter version of this spread, or double (or even triple) your recipe with jumbo marshmallows. All I know is, that regardless of what ingredients you use, once you learn how to make marshmallow fluff at home, you'll never buy the jarred stuff again.

Additionally, you can use your microwave marshmallow fluff to top some microwave popcorn for a sweet treat, or even make some Rice Krispies treats. There's no shortage of ways to use your dorm microwave to craft some delicious desserts