Valentine Strawberry S’more DIY

This is the perfect DIY for your galentines or the special significant other in your life. Find the homemade marshmallow recipe below. Download the printable tags by saving the image! Just pick up some plastic bags, mini chocolate bars and graham crackers to complete your s’more valentine.

Strawberry Marshmallows


  • 3 – 1/4 oz packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup cold milk (or water)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light karo syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup seedless strawberry preserves
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray


  • 9-by-13-inch baking dish
  • Electric Mixer with Whisk Attachment
  • Spatula
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Large Bowl


  1. Lightly spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. While the gelatin blooms, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, strawberry preserves and 1/4 cup cold milk in a medium sauce pan on a stove. Turn stove on to medium-high heat and bring mixture to a boil to the ‘soft-ball’ stage, or 235 degrees. Slowly pour the boiling syrup down the side of the mixer bowl into the gelatin mixture.
  4. Turn the mixer onto the lowest speed.  Add salt and vanilla to the mixture. Gradually increase the speed to the highest setting and whip for 12 minutes.  The mixture should triple in size.
  5. Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray. Spread marshmallows evenly into pan using the oiled spatula. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place, spray side down, on top of marshmallows. Let stand for 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Carefully remove marshmallows from pan by flipping over onto a cutting board. Spray a knife or pizza cutter with cooking spray and cut marshmallows into 2-inch squares.  You can also use cookie cutters to cut them into fun shapes, just make sure to spray with cooking spray.
  7. Place powdered sugar in a large bowl. Working in batches, add marshmallows to bowl and toss to coat. Store the marshmallows in an airtight container.



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