Perfect Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe

What do true chocolate lovers do? We make everything chocolate-flavored!

Chocolate can make desserts taste a hundred times richer, more flavorful, and better. So we decided to tell you how to transform your marshmallows into an extraordinarily delicious dessert - by adding chocolate to them.

You can imagine how delicious they are - the delightful taste of marshmallows with the goodness of chocolate - makes this dessert a must for parties. Try our fool-proof chocolate marshmallow recipe and be ready for a burst of sweetness in your mouth.


Gelatin is a no-surprise ingredient, but it’s an important one. It is what gives marshmallows their texture and thickness. Dissolve it in hot water and add to the sugar syrup.

Corn Syrup

Even though it is not as sweet as sugar, it does not crystallize in the mixture (which happens in the case of sugar). We add corn syrup along with marshmallows because of the chemistry involved. Sugar is an inevitable part of the recipe, but there is a risk of crystallization associated with it. The corn syrup prevents sugar from forming crystals.

Cocoa Powder

Make your marshmallows chocolaty with cocoa powder. You can use any cocoa powder you want.


Air is the surprise ingredient in marshmallows. It gets added to the mixture when we whip sugar syrup into it. That is a crucial stage because if you don’t beat your mixture enough, the marshmallows will not be soft. Hence, the air is what makes the marshmallows puffy.


  • Gelatin (4 tsp)

  • Hot water (½ cup)

  • Powdered sugar (¼ cup) 

  • Corn flour (2 tbsp)

  • Cocoa powder (4 tbsp)

  • Granulated sugar (1 cup)

  • Corn syrup (¼ cup)

  • Water (½ cup)

  • Vanilla essence (1 tsp)


Dissolve gelatin in hot water and set it aside.

Mix powdered sugar, corn starch, and 2 tbsp cocoa powder in a bowl. Dust this mixture onto a 7-inch tray lined with parchment paper. Note that the parchment should cover the whole pan from the inside and a little bit extra on the sides, so it’s easier for you to take out the marshmallows later.

Heat granulated sugar, water, and corn syrup together. We want to heat the sugar syrup until it reaches 235-240 degrees. But if you don’t have a thermometer, there’s an alternative method to know when your sugar syrup is ready.

Take a tiny amount of the syrup and put it in a bowl of cold water. The syrup should not dissolve and instead settle down at the bottom, and when you rub it in your hands, it forms a soft ball. If it forms a hard ball, the temperature is too high, which is usually what we want for candies, not marshmallows.

Now that our sugar syrup is ready: pour in the gelatin mixture. Cook for one minute while stirring continuously. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add two tablespoons of cocoa powder, and whisk with an electric mixer until it is well combined. Add vanilla extract and whisk again until the mixture thickens.

Transfer the mixture to the tray. Top with chocolate chips and dust with powdered sugar. Toss it in the fridge for about 8 to 10 hours or overnight.

Take them out of the tray, remove the parchment, and cut them into equal pieces with a sharp knife. If you want to get clean marshmallow cuts, clean the knife with a kitchen towel after every cut.

The Right Way to Serve at Parties

There’s no way you can serve these fluffs in ordinary serving bowls. So instead, add some more elegance to them with striking plastic bowls from The Kaya Collections. They are an elegant option when looking for serving bowls for parties.

The beauty of our disposable bowls makes them perfect for serving marshmallows or any other dessert. They are sturdy and look stunning, which makes them stand out at parties.

How to Store Chocolate Marshmallows?

Marshmallows have a long shelf-life and can go up to 4-5 months without a refrigerator. Just put them in an air-tight container, and they will be fine. However, if you live where the temperature goes up to 40 degrees Celsius or even more, it’s better not to take the risk.

It is also suggested not to put so many marshmallows in one container as they can lose their shape when rubbed with each other.

Ways to Use Chocolate Marshmallows

You can consume these chocolate marshmallows in so many ways. Put them on a party dessert table or make them for your friends’ birthdays - the options are endless.

For a kid’s birthday party, cut these marshmallows using cookie cutters. You can have cute shapes that the kids will love. Our disposable plastic bowls are available in different shapes to serve marshmallows for your kids.

Their uses don’t just stop there. You can give chocolate marshmallows as party favors or gifts to your friends. Put them in a mason jar, decorate it with ribbon, and attach a small note to it. A perfect gift is ready.

You can also use chocolate marshmallows to make hot chocolate. Or serve them with tea at a garden party.

Other Ways to Make Chocolate Marshmallows

We have good news for all the dark chocolate lovers out there. You can make dark chocolate marshmallows using dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, and the rest of the ingredients and steps are pretty much the same.

We have good news for vegans also. You guys can make these chocolate marshmallows using agar or a combination of soy protein and carrageenan instead of gelatin.

Chocolate-covered marshmallows are also quite famous. They are an easy way to have marshmallows and chocolate together. Marshmallows are dipped in a pool (read bowl) of melted semi-sweet chocolate and then chilled. You can make them colorful using white chocolate, milk chocolate, and sprinkles.

You can also make chocolate marshmallows by layering chocolate bars on a tray and filling it up with marshmallows. Melt in the microwave and enjoy.

Give this recipe a try and treat yourself. Of course, you and your guests would love the chocolate marshmallows.