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Elderberry Marshmallows Recipe (Immune Boosting & Kids Love)

Simple immune-boosting marshmallows with a hint of elderberry. These are a kid favorite in our house and I love that they get vitamins + an immune boost!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 30
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • Bring the dried elderberries, spices (if using), and the water to a boil in a small pan. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Strain out the elderberries and spices and measure out 1 cup of the resulting liquid.
  • Put ½ cup of the liquid in a mixer bowl, or large bowl if using a hand mixer, and add the gelatin powder. Mix lightly to incorporate and set aside.
  • Combine the remaining ½ cup of liquid and the honey or maple syrup in a saucepan. Slowly bring the water and honey mixture to a boil. If you have a kitchen thermometer, you want it to reach at least 240 degrees. If not, just keep boiling, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Turn on mixer with gelatin mixture to medium speed ans whisk while slowly pouring the honey/water mixture into the mixing bowl with the gelatin mix (which will be hardened by now).
  • When add honey mix is added, turn the mixer to high and whisk for another 10-15 minutes or until it forms a stiff cream the consistency of marshmallow cream. It should form soft peaks.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with coconut oil, or line with parchment paper, leaving some on the sides to be able to pull up.
  • When marshmallows are whipped, pour into the lined/greased dish and smooth evenly.
  • Let rest at least 4 hours (overnight is better).
  • Flip on to a cutting board and cut with a well oiled pizza cutter or knife. Dust with cinnamon powder and/or coconut sugar if desired to keep from being sticky.
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter.


Do NOT store in the refrigerator, as they will melt. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Will keep 3-4 days. 


Serving: 2g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.5g | Protein: 1.6g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 12.5g