Herbal Honey Marshmallows

These herbal marshmallows are a great way to add an herbal boost to your day. They are a much healthier alternative to store bought marshmallows, which are typically made with corn syrup and chemicals. These are sweetened with honey and taste amazing!

I used calendula and yarrow to make these, but any floral herbs will do. I think elderflower and chamomile would be a great substitution!

Since these homemade marshmallows are made from honey, they are quite sticky and can be a bit messy. They are worth it though! 

Eat them as they are, or make smores, or put in hot cocoa! My little one loves marshmallows and I love being able to provide her a healthier option. I've been tossing a few in my coffee each morning as well, which is delicious!

I recommend looking for grass fed beef gelatin, as it is high in collagen. Generic gelatin will work as well though. 

Magical and Healing properties 

Calendula is wonderful for skin soothing and healing. It is associated with the sun and adds brightness to our lives.

Yarrow works to heal common ailments such as a cold or fever. It also encourages us to surrender and find a higher truth.

Honey is an antibacterial, and used for physical and spiritual healing. It also attracts fairies!

The Steps

1 cup herbal (Calendula & Yarrow) tea
1 cup honey
3 packets gelatin
pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 - 1 cup powdered sugar


First, brew and strain one cup of tea, then divide in half. Allow tea to cool completely. Pour half cup of tea into the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle gelatin on top. Let this sit for about 10 minutes. It looks really strange at this point- it's normal! I promise!

Pour the other half cup of tea, along with the honey and salt to into a small pot. Bring to a boil on the stovetop. 

Once the gelatin has bloomed, whisk on low speed to break it up. Slowly add the hot honey mixture into the gelatin bowl. Increase the speed to high for about 10 minutes, until the marshmallow is fluffy and forms soft peaks. Add vanilla and mix until combined.


Grease an 8x8 dish and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the dish using a greased rubber spoon. The marshmallow is very very sticky at this point! Allow to set about 4-6 hours, or overnight.

Once the marshmallow has set, flip upside down and slice into squares with a sharp, greased knife. Dust each side with more powdered sugar. 

Enjoy immediately, or store at room temperature about 4 days.