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The kids always enjoy a steaming cup of hot cacao with a generous chunk of Cacao Marshmallows melting in it on cold mornings. Besides a daily bowl of bone broth, grass fed gelatin added to fruit jellies, and marshmallows (in this case) are a kid friendly way to heal and seal the gut. So we made up a batch of strawberry coated Cacao Marshmallows to make a very chocolatey hot cacao. I always look forward to enjoying this with an almond milk hot cacao! Oh yes, this would be amazing in a spelt and cacao nibs smore too! The thing I love so much about these marshmallows is that you don’t need many ingredients. This makes it a very quick and simple recipe to make. Add some gut healing goodness to your hot chocolate today!

Cacao Marshmallows

Cacao Marshmallows


  • electric mixer


  • 4 tbsp grass fed gelatin
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a mixing bowl, pour 1/2 a cup of water in, and sprinkle grass fed gelatin on top. Stir to combine. Then set aside.
  • Add maple syrup into a medium pot and 1/2 a cup of water. Bring to boil and allow to boil for 8 minutes.
  • Place the gelatin mixture into the electric mixer and turn on low, slowly pour in the maple syrup mixture.
  • Once all the maple syrup mixture is added, add in cacao and vanilla extract. Turn on high and allow to mix for 10 to 15 minutes until it becomes the consistency of marshmallow cream. Should form soft peaks.
  • Immediatley spoon out into a large, greased pan, and smooth out with a spatula.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for 4 hours.
  • Cut into cubes and place in an air tight container. Can keep for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • *Optional: sprinkle crushed strawberries on top before refridgerating.

Why not try some of our grass fed gelatin gelees,

Or have a look at our recipe book, Forage, Ferment, Feast.

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