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Homemade Bailey’s Flavoured Marshmallows Recipe

Homemade Bailey’s Flavoured Marshmallows Recipe: we added Baileys to our homemade marshmallows for a delicious adult treat for the Bailey’s lover.

Homemade Flavoured Marshmallows -Bailey's, Chocolate, and Vanilla -how to make your own flavoured marshmallows, perfect for Christmas and gift giving!

If you’re a fan of Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor, you’ll love these Bailey’s Irish Cream marshmallows.  These Baileys marshmallows are perfect for an adult in a mug of hot chocolate or just as a treat.

You might remember that I made a few different kinds of flavoured homemade marshmallows last week for my hot chocolate buffet -read all about it here. These were a real hit, and I felt like they needed their very own post so today I’m sharing my Bailey’s flavoured marshmallows recipe. They’re that special. 😉

Adult Treat

These marshmallows are an adults only treat.  With one cup of Bailey’s in them they do contain some alcohol, so keep these away from children.

Is It Hard To Make Homemade Marshmallows?

I know there are some of you out there a little intimidated by trying to make your own marshmallows, but they’re really not too hard, if you have a stand mixer. You will also need a candy thermometer. And just in case you’re wondering a candy thermometer is only 5-10 bucks.  A trip to a kitchen store is always fun.  The hardest part of the recipe is done by the stand mixer.  It really does all the work.  The second hardest part is reading the thermometer and getting the sugar mixture to the correct heat.  This part is important.  If the candy doesnt get to the right temperature it won’t set properly.  Take some care to watch the thermometer carefully as it reaches the right temperature and remove the mixture from the heart promptly once it does.

how to make your own Flavoured Marshmallows

Yield: 32

Baileys Marshmallow Recipe

Homemade Flavoured Marshmallows Recipe -Bailey's, Chocolate, and Vanilla -how to make your own flavoured marshmallows, perfect for gift giving!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup ice cold water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • non-stick cooking spray


    1. Put the gelatin and 1/2 cup of water into the bowl of a stand mixer, with the whisk attachment.
    2. Combine the other 1/2 cup water, white sugar, corn syrup and salt in a small pan, and cook, covered over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes. Remove the lid and clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue cooking until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F, approximately. Once the mixture reaches this temperature, take it off the heat.
    3. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup mixture down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture. Then increase the speed to high. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, about 12 to 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and the Baileys during the last minute of whipping.
    4. While the mixture is whipping prepare the pans as follows: Combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl.Lightly spray a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the icing sugar and cornstarch mixture and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.
    5. When ready, pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan. Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Let set overnight, and then slice into marshmallow pieces, and use the leftover powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture to coat the cut sizes

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

Cutting Your Marshmallows

Once your marshmallows are set overnight you can cut them up.  We cut quite large marshmallows, but you can make any size you want, from giant marshmallows to small ones or mini ones too.  Use a sharp knife to cut them,or a pizza wheel,  If it becomes sticky, wash it off in between cuts.   Coat the edges with more of the powdered sugar mixture.  Be sure to store your cut marshmallows in an airtight container so that they don’t dry out.

Toasted Marshmallows

If you want your marshmallows toasted, you can toast them over hot coals like you would with any marshmallows.  They aren’t quite as hard and dense as store bought marshmallows, and the warm marshmallow will fall of a toasting stick quite easily so do take care not to lose your precious marshmallow.  You can also use a blow torch in the kitchen to toast these, especially if you’re making grown up s’mores with them.

Chocolate Dipped Flavoured Marshmallows

I made several kinds of marshmallows when I made these, including some plain vanilla ones (just leave out the Baileys) and also some chocolate ones (leave out the Bailey’s and add 1/2 cup of cocoa to the finished marshmallows at the very end, pluss add 1/2 cup of cocoa to the powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture).  I packaged some of them up in some sweet mason jars for gift giving.  It’s the perfect way to really impress your peeps this Christmas. And, just to gild the lily, I dipped some in melted chocolate.

chocolate dipped Homemade Flavoured Marshmallows

I just stacked up all three kinds on a lollipop stick and dipped them in melted chocolate.  I used milk chocolate for dipping, but these would also be really delicious dipped in dark chocolate.  You could also add some crushed graham cracker bits to the melted chocolate for a Baileys s’more inspired treat.

Homemade Flavoured Marshmallows lollipops with chocolate

Perfect for Gift Giving

These were perfect to send to school with my kids for a teacher treat. Let’s just say they were well received. A+ for mommy. ;). They would be a really fun addition to a hot cocoa gift basket for adults too.  Or with all the other ingredients to make Baileys s’mores, like graham crackers and your favorite chocolate.  It’s also very fun to include your Bailey’s marshmallows as part of homemade cocktail kits, along with a bottle of Baileys Irish cream.  This indulgent treat desert is sure to be a hit with any Bailey’s fan.

DIY Chocolate Marshmallows lollipops

Bailey's, Chocolate, and Vanilla marshmallow recipe

With homemade Baileys marshmallows, life really is a party!

Homemade Flavoured Marshmallows -Bailey's, Chocolate, and Vanilla -how to make your own flavoured marshmallows, perfect for Christmas and gift giving!

More Recipe Inspiration

You might also enjoy our Homemade Coffee Marshmallow recipe here.

Also check out our Homemade Caramel Apple recipe here.

Caramel Apple Recipe: Easy, homemade Caramel Apples, perfect for Christmas gift giving, or anytime of year. Add your favourite toppings.

You might also like our Pecan Butter Crunch Candy recipe here.



  1. These sound Heavenly sweetie, thanks for the recipe, this is definitely one that is getting printed and laminated even before trying first as I’m already sure that it will get PLENTY of use 😉 Hugs xnx

  2. I LOVE these marshmallows. Just thousands times better than the bagged version. I was looking for a chocolate version. It looks like you did 50% vanilla, 25% Baileys and 25% chocolate? So if I want to do half vanilla and half chocolate, I would just double the chocolate ingredients, correct?
    Or, if I have enough gelatin, maybe I’ll make one batch of each. LOL Yum!

  3. I was planning on making these marshmallows with an old family recipe for Baileys (involving heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk). Do you know if it will still work, or does it rely on the preservatives from the store-bought Baileys to hold consistency? Also, since I will be mailing these as gifts, I was brainstorming on how to keep them: best idea so far being to vacuum seal and freeze. Will this ruin them?


  4. Hi Leslie,
    Your homemade Baileys should be totally fine, just stick to the required amount. The liquid does make the marshmallows a little less fluffy, but would be the same for any liquid that’s added. I wouldn’t freeze them, since I’ve never frozen marshmallows. I have read on-line though that they do freeze well. But, I won’t freeze them to mail them anyway since they won’t stay frozen in the mail anyway…unless you have some special container/shipping? They should be fine if they’re just in a sealed container. Best of luck!

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