By Amanda Smith
Updated February 11, 2015
Heart-Shaped Marshmallows
Credit: Kate Sears

Heart-Shaped Marshmallows

While we're on the subject of heart-shaped things, we can't skip over these adorable homemade marshmallows. While it might be easier to pick up a package of puffy 'mallows at the store, making your own is easy, fun, and way more yummy. You'll need a candy thermometer for this recipe, but don't be afraid to get in touch with your inner Willy Wonka.

Candy making is easier than it sounds, and marshmallows are a great place to start if you're a first timer. The best part about them? They're totally customizable! Add in your favorite extract, like peppermint, coconut, or almond, for extra flavor. Swirl in a few drops of food coloring. Dust the marshmallows with cocoa powder or top with sprinkles. We'll leave the creative part up to you. Here's the basic recipe to get your started: