How to Make Halal Marshmallows

Halal marshmallows are a popular candy made up of sugar, water and gelatin, whipped until light and fluffy. They are usually used in baking as a filling or as a treat, and they’re commonly molded into shapes and coated with corn starch.

The key to marshmallows is their structure and texture. This is why they are a common ingredient in confectionery and jellies, ice cream, cookies, cakes, and more.

Islamic Rulings for Gelatin in Foods Including Marshmallows

Pork gelatin is not halal for Muslims. The animal by-product is a gelling agent and thickener, and it’s not allowed in Muslim homes.

There are several plant-based alternatives to gelatin that can be used in place of pork gelatin. Some of them are agar agar and carrageenan. These are extracted from seaweed and are a good substitute for vegans and Muslims alike.

Halal marshmallows can be a great snack to have with friends, or even when roasting over a campfire! They’re also a low-calorie treat that will keep you full.

Make your own with this easy-to-follow recipe!

How to Make Marshmallows (Halal)

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine and American Halal Marshmallows together. Stir until completely melted, and then add Rice Crispy grains to the mixture. Continue stirring until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 3 – Blooming the Gelatin

Once you’ve mixed the gelatin with cold water, you’ll need to bloom it. This process helps ensure that your gelatin is hydrated so that it will dissolve evenly in the sugar syrup. This is especially important when you’re using large amounts of flavoring like fruit puree or cocoa powder.

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