Get ready to pucker up for Valentine’s Day with these super cute Marshmallow Lips!!! This recipe is absolutely one of my favorites. The marshmallows are light and fluffy and taste delicious! They make great Valentine treats for your best gal pals, for the classroom, and as a fun twist to homemade pink hot chocolate.
We used clear treat bags, confetti, pink ribbon, and ombre tassels to wrap up the lips into sweet Valentine’s Day gifts. For the hot chocolate, I dipped some cute paper party cups in white chocolate and heart sprinkles, then I used my favorite white hot chocolate recipe and added a little gel food coloring to make it pink! Drop in one of the lip pucker marshmallows, and you have a sweet beverage to share.
Pucker Up Marshmallow Lips
To make the pucker up marshmallow lips you will need:
- 3 tablespoons gelatin
- 1 cup water, divided
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- pink gel food coloring
- lips cookie cutter
- heart sprinkles
- candy thermometer
1. Using a 9″ x 13″ pan, brush with oil and line with parchment paper, brushing the parchment paper with oil as well. Then, sprinkle a little cornstarch to ensure your marshmallows don’t stick.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add ½ cup water and sprinkle gelatin on top to bloom, about 10 minutes. In a medium saucepan, combine ½ cup water, honey, vanilla extract, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium.
3. When your honey mixture reaches around 230 degrees F, as read by your candy thermometer, turn your mixer on low to break up the gelatin. Once your honey mixture reaches 240 degrees F, remove from heat and slowly it add to the gelatin.
4. Increase the mixer speed gradually, until the marshmallow has almost tripled in volume. Add gel food coloring to get your desired pink hue.
5. Pour marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth with a knife or spatula to ensure an even layer of marshmallow. Allow to set for about 3 hours.
6. When the marshmallow has set, dip the cookie cutter in a little bit of oil and cut the marshmallow into lip shapes. If your marshmallow begins to stick to your cutter, dip in a little more oil and continue.
7. Dip marshmallow lips in heart sprinkles.
I love how easy these pucker up marshmallow lips are and that they make such cute Valentine’s! You can make them any color and shape, and use any kind of sprinkles for decoration; they’re really easy to customize.
Put these between lip-shaped sugar cookies to make a delicious marshmallow cookie sandwich or lip smacking s’mores for another way to enjoy these yummy treats.
(Project recipe, styling, and photography @A Subtle Revelry by Brandi Van Leer.)