Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Zero Marshmallow Recipe

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a beloved holiday movie that always begs the question, is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Now, you can debate that while snacking on a character from the film: Zero. Except he’s in marshmallow form.


Here are the ingredients that you will need to make Zero Marshmallows:

  • 1/3 cup corn flour
  • 1/4 cup + 4 TBSP water
  • 1/4 cup egg white
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • Scissors
  • Round orange sprinkles
  • 1 1/3 cups powered sugar
  • 1 1/3 TBSP gelatin powder
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice
  • Piping bag
  • Chocolate or food marker
  • Store bought pink marshmallows

Here are the directions that you will need to follow in order to make this recipe:

  1. First, sift the corn flour and the 1/2 cup powdered sugar together until fully combined. Spread the mixture on a parchment paper lined baking tray, then set that tray to the side.
  2. Then, add 4 tablespoons of water to gelatin powder and mix slowly. Then set that mixture aside as well.
  3. Add 1/3 cup of powdered sugar to the egg whites. Then beat the mixture until peaks have formed. Then add in the lemon juice and set the mixture aside.
  4. In a large pot, add 2/3 cup powdered sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. Then cook the mixture while lightly stirring until the temperature reaches 245F degrees.
  5. Now, remove the pot from the stove and add in the gelatin mixture. Mix everything together until there are no lumps.
  6. Then, add that mixture to the egg white mixture and mix everything until it’s fully combined. Then add the mixture to the piping bag.
  7. On the prepared baking tray, you need to pipe the mixture in the shape of Zero. Then refrigerate the tray for at least 2 hours.
  8. Using melted chocolate or a food marker, draw eyes and a mouth on Zero. Dot melted chocolate and top it with an orange sprinkle for the nose and you’re done!