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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

How To Make Marshmallow Powder

Marshmallows Ready To Store

Today, I want to share how to make Marshmallow Powder. I shared a post a few weeks ago on Dehydrating Marshmallows, and then I found these peppermint gems on sale! What I like is that the flavor is just right, not too strong and not too bland.

During the holidays, do you like to stir a candy cane or peppermint stick in your hot chocolate or hot cocoa? It seems like someone always stops by with a neighborhood gift and a candy cane is attached.

Then, I make a warm drink that night and use that sweet peppermint treat! Well, now I have jars and jars of dehydrated peppermint marshmallows sealed with my FoodSaver.

Please remember, you can’t use the accessory hose with the powder, it will ruin your machine.

So, for my monthly powder batch, I use the wide mouth Ball White Lids shown below. If your Food Saver didn’t come with the accessory lid this is where you can buy one: FoodSaver Accessory Lid Set

How To Make Marshmallow Powder

December and January are great months to stock up on marshmallows. You can dehydrate them and make marshmallow powder. It’s so fun!

Marshmallows in Bags

Step One

I have an Excalibur Dehydrator, but any model will work. Watch for the marshmallows to go on sale. Keep in mind they do not shrink.

What you see is what you get. Spread the marshmallows evenly on your dehydrator racks as shown.

Marshmallows ready To Dehydrate on Racks

Step Two

You can see I did several racks because I love peppermint in hot chocolate.

Marshmallows on dehydrating racks

Step Three

These are a little bit bigger than the mini size marshmallows. Not much, but boy did they take forever to dry. They took 3 days at last count. Crazy, huh?

Dehydrated Marshmallows

Step Four

I used my Vitamix blender to make the powder. Mark used the pulse button until I could see the consistency I was looking for in the marshmallow powder.

Be careful when you take the lid off, remember it’s powder. Take the lid off slowly since it could blow all over, just giving you the heads up here.

Marshmallows in Blender

Step Five

I used my FoodSaver to seal the jars of the dehydrated marshmallows and I used the white Ball lids for the powder. Please don’t use your accessory hose for the powders, it will ruin your unit.

Dehydrated Marshmallows In Mason Jars

Step Six

Here is a picture of the FoodSaver using the FoodSaver sealing lid and accessory hose.

Dehydrated Marshmallows In Mason Jars Sealing with FoodSaver

Marshmallow Powder

This is super concentrated so you only need a little, oh my, is it ever yummy!

Marshmallows Ready To Store

Marshmallows Dehydrated and Powder by FSM

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 days
Total Time 3 days 5 minutes
Servings 10 people


  • 1-6 bags of marshmallows (mini works best) these are Peppermint, but any flavor works.


  • Spread the fresh marshmallows evenly on your dehydrator racks. I have an Excalibur Dehydrator and I set the temperature at 150 degrees. These took a very long time to dry. I don't know if its because these were a bit bigger than the mini marshmallows I have done before. These took literally 3 days to dry. It's worth it, I promise! The time will always depend on the humidity of the room you are drying your marshmallows. Let the trays sit for a day or two (2 weeks is even better) after drying before putting the marshmallows in jars to store in your pantry. I like to make sure the food is totally dry before using my FoodSaver to seal the quart mason jars. Use a blender to make marshmallow powder. I use a FoodSaver to seal my dehydrated marshmallows but do not use your accessory hose to seal the powder, it will ruin your unit.

Hot Chocolate/Cocoa Recipe

I’ve shared this recipe before, but just in case you missed it, this is the best hot chocolate in the world. It’s all about using our food storage.

hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate/Cocoa by Grandma via FSM

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa or any dry cocoa
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • peppermint bark (optional place a small piece in the bottom of each cup and pour warm hot chocolate over the peppermint bark if desired)


  • Place the sugar and cocoa in a saucepan and blend the mixture. Add the water and stir until blended. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir constantly for two minutes. Add the milk slowly and heat thoroughly, but do not boil. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
    Please note*** If you want to make a dry mix: My Thrive Instant Milk Can states: 1 cup water + 2 tablespoons dry milk = 1 cup milk. It also says (to make it easy) 4 cups water + 2/3 to 1 cup dry milk = 4 cups milk. My recipe calls for 4 cups milk so I would add 1 cup dry milk to the recipe with a note to add 4 cups water when making this recipe with the 1 cup Instant Dry Milk.

Final Word

This is one more way to use your dehydrator to preserve some fun food. Life is so good when you love what you’re doing! It’s all about being comfortable to dehydrate just about any food.

Please let me know if you try making marshmallow powder, I love to hear from you. We can do this, I promise.

Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda

How To Dehydrate Marshmallows

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