How to make sugar-free, low-calorie homemade chocolate marshmallows.

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Did you know one of our most popular recipes is our sugar-free marshmallows that we shared back in Feb 2013, although it seems like yesterday we created them 😉

Then due to popular demand we finally got around to sharing a video of us making marshmallows. Plus we answer some common questions we receive about making them. They can be a bit tricky to make.

Today we are excited to present you a new obsession –> chocolate marshmallows! We have a feeling it will become a favorite in your house too.

A low-calorie snack recipe for low-sugar chocolate marshmallows

Come make chocolate marshmallows with us!

Click here to watch on youtube.

We know you might be wondering, why gelatin?  What is so great about it? A common question we get is, why do we use it? We thought we would quickly share some health benefits of incorporating it into your life.

Why should you eat gelatin?

  • helps with muscle growth
  • helps metabolism
  • keeps fluid in digestive track which helps with bowel movements
  • contains amino acids important in helping to prevent the weakness and degeneration of cartilage in joints
  • if you eat animal protein you need adequate glycine to balance out the methionine from meat, and you’ll get that from gelatin
  • helps restore a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach
  • improves your skin – it has glycine and proline, two amino acids that are used in the production of collagen
  • a cost-effective way to get more protein in your diet
  • and can help you sleep better

The brand of gelatin we buy is the red can of Great Lakes off Amazon (no affiliation) It’s the red can not the green one! You can buy it off Amazon, that’s what we do! We should get it on auto shipment!  Haha!

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How to make healthy chocolate marshmallows that are low in sugar. Paleo-friendly.

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We love finding ways to eat more chocolate. Not that we need a reason to eat it.  Haha! It’s a requirement in the Purely Twins’ diet 😉

We love making…

flourless fudgy brownies

raw cookie dough brownie pie

sugar-free oreo cake

But now we have a more low calorie treat when we need a chocolate fix. Plus, we really like marshmallows. Even though we say it’s a low calorie treat we aren’t promoting you to eat low calorie treats that you see in the stores (as they are full of other, not-so-good ingredients). These marshmallows are just low calorie because they are made from just gelatin and some cocoa powder. That of course is if you use stevia to sweeten them and not maple syrup or honey.

What about you? Do you love chocolate?

How do you get your fix?

Click here to see another video of us making marshmallows.

Low sugar chocolate marshmallows (gluten-free, paleo)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 1 -2

Low sugar chocolate marshmallows (gluten-free, paleo)

A healthy snack that is low calorie and made from a few ingredients. Low sugar chocolate marshmallows. Gluten-free. Paleo snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons red can gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao
  • a few drops stevia (or 2-3 tablespoon maple syrup or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the 3 tbsp gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup water.
  2. Mix together. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Have the whisk attachment standing by. **you could use a hand mixer for this
  4. Next step heat up 1/2 cup water over medium high heat in small saucepan.
  5. Begin to heat the water. Add in raw cacao powder.
  6. Whisk in water.
  7. Once the water reaches just about boil temperature immediately remove from the heat.
  8. Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the hot water down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture.
  9. Once you have added all of the water, add in vanilla extract and liquid stevia if desired, and increase the speed to medium-high.
  10. Beat at medium-high for 1-2 minutes then increase speed to high.
  11. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes slightly thick, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  12. While the mixture is whipping prepare the pans as follows:
  13. We used a bread loaf pan. You can use anything you like. Lightly grease your pan with some coconut oil (which is what we do). You could put down wax paper instead if you wanted.
  14. Once your marshmallow mixture is starting to look like it has some body to it (almost forming peaks), pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a spatula for spreading.
  15. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for a few hours.
  16. Once marshmallows have set for a few hours you can start to cut into desired shapes using a sharp knife.
  17. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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A quick and healthy snack you can enjoy anytime!

Note these marshmallows don’t have a long shelf life. We recommend eating them within 1-2 days. We happily enjoy the whole batch in one day!

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Do you like marshmallows?

What is your favorite way to eat gelatin?

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Other marshmallow recipes:

Sugar-free marshmallows 

How to make marshmallows + video 

pumpkin marshmallow recipe

Pumpkin pie marshmallows

 

Beet marshmallows 

Coffee marshmallows (low sugar)

Mint marshmallows (sugar-free)

Peppermint chocolate marshmallows (sugar-free)

 

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “sugar-free low calorie homemade chocolate marshmallows

  1. I need to make my own sugar-free marshmallows! But I’d keep it vegan…..I have agar powder….I need to start experimenting!

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 8:50 am
  2. Thanks for suggesting a gelatin source, I’ve always been unsure. These look great. I pinned them for a post Whole30 treat!

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:45 pm
    1. thanks Amber!

      Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm
  3. I was just thinking this morning bout what a difference gelatin has made for me. Loved your vanilla marshmallows and will definitely be making these too! Pinned. 🙂

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm
    1. thanks Laura!

      Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm
  4. Hi twins, warm greetings from Italy!!! any reason for preferring red can gelatin? Red and green seem to have the same health benefits (at least on their label) thanks for your great work!

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 4:58 am
    1. Great question the green can doesn’t bind, it dissolves into liquid. So it is great for adding into juices and things that you don’t want to get thick. The red can is what you need for making marshmallows and things. And you are right they have the same benefits.

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:19 am
    2. oh and can we come visit you in Italy 😉

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:19 am
  5. 1.Place the 3 tbsp gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup water.
    2.Mix together. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
    3.Have the whisk attachment standing by. **you could use a hand mixer for this
    4.Next step heat up 1/2 cup water over medium high heat in small saucepan.
    5.Begin to heat the water. Add in raw cacao powder.
    6.Whisk in water.
    7.Once the water reaches just about boil temperature immediately remove from the heat.
    8.Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the hot water down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture.

    These directions are confusing.

    Question: #5 whisk in what water? (you’ve already put 1/2 cup of water into bowl of standing mixer with the gelatin and you’re already heating up 1/2 cup of water with the cacao in a small saucepan)

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:21 am
    1. Step five is whisking in the cacao powder into the water you are heating up. Have you watched the video? It might help to see it happen 🙂

      Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:02 am
  6. Love all your recipes! Do you think I could make this with my blendtec?

    Thanks!
    -Rachel

    Posted on September 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm
    1. Glad you enjoyed the recipes. We recommend you use a hand beater if you do not have a mixer. Blender will not work.

      Posted on September 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm
  7. Can these marshmallows be toasted in the fire like store bought?

    Posted on December 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm
    1. we haven’t tested that out yet

      Posted on December 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm