Jello flavored Marshmallows *Updated Recipe*
Jul 17th, 2013 by Eunice

And the winners are…

Jello Girl and I, Eunice, recently heard about a Jello recipe contest put on by LDS  Living magazine.  Of course being Jello heroins we HAD to submit some recipes and I won 3rd place, WooHoo!  This is the recipe that I entered….

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(Photo by Jennifer Bacher, photo is property of LDS Living, not to be reprinted or used)

Jello Flavored Marshmallows

1- 3oz package jello (any flavor)

2- envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 C.  Cold water

1 2/3 C. Sugar

2/3 C. light corn syrup

1/4 C. water

1/4 t. salt

Powdered Sugar

Line a 9×13 pan with plastic wrap and spray with non-stick spray

In bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 C. cold water.  Let soften for about 10 min.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 C. water in a small saucepan, bring mixture to a rapid boil and let it boil for 2 min. or if you have a candy thermometer boil until it reaches 245-250 degrees.  Remove pan from heat and stir in flavored jello.   Pour hot syrup mixture onto gelatin mixture.  Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed.  Add salt and beat for 12 min.

Spray a rubber spatula with non-stick spray and pour into prepared pan using the rubber spatula.  Gently press some plastic wrap, sprayed with non-stick spray onto the top of the marshmallows to level marshmallow mixture out and to create a seal. Let mixture sit several hours or over night until cooled and set.

Lightly dust counter with powdered sugar and dump the marshmallows out.  Cut into pieces and dredge in powdered sugar.  I have found that scissors work the best for cutting the marshmallows, if you just want to make square marshmallows or dip a cookie cutter in powdered sugar and cut into shapes.  You may have to wash the cookie cutter every so often, when it gets too sticky.  Store in an airtight container. 12

* My favorite flavors have been strawberry, peach and mango.

They do turn out with a little bit of a crunch from the sugar not dissolving all the way.  I like it, it reminds me of those popular sugar coated bird and bunny shaped marshmallows.   I have tried soaking the flavored jello with the unflavored gelatin and got the same results and I tried adding it in with the sugar and corn syrup to boil and gelatin or sugar in the jello burns.  Adding it and stirring before you add it to the soaked gelatin worked out the best for me.

Quite some time ago I posted a recipe that I found, for jello flavored marshmallows.  The first few times that I made them they worked out and were light and fluffy and yummy.  Then I tried making them for some kind of event and they were just a goopy mess.  I tried several other times to figure out why they didn’t work that time.  Sometimes they would work sometimes they wouldn’t.  It was a mystery to me, so I set out to figure out a recipe that  would work consistently.  This recipe is what I came up with.

Now go and have some Jello marshmallow joy!

*Jello Girl won 2nd place and she was a runner up with another recipe,  stay tuned for the recipes that she entered!

 

 

Chocolate dipped homemade marshmallows
Jul 21st, 2011 by Eunice

Eunice here and I am here to declare that I am becoming a marshmallow snob.  After all, I am known for my scrumptious Jello flavored marshmallows.  Even so, the first time I attempted these vanilla marshmallows I thought it would also be the last.  They were a hot goopy mess; but they were so yummy I haven’t been able to get them off my mind.   So I have decided that they are worth it.  They taste so much better store bought marshmallows.  One day I was thinking how I could make the marshmallows even better and I thought, chocolate makes almost anything better.  (I have eaten chocolate covered bacon and bacon fudge)  So I dipped some marshmallows in chocolate and I was right!

Homemade Marshmallows

3 envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 C. Cold water

2 C. sugar

2/3 C. light corn syrup

1/4 C. water

1/4 t. salt

1 T. vanilla extract

powdered sugar for dredging

Line 9×13-inch pan with wax paper and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 C. cold water to soften, about 10 min.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 C. water in a small saucepan.  Bring mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard 1 min or if you have a thermometer boil until it gets to 250 degrees.  Pour boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on mixer, using the wire attachment.  Mix on high speed.  Add salt and beat 12 min.  After 12 min, add vanilla, and beat to incorporate.

*I found that if I boil it until it gets to 250 degrees the mixture is more stable and less sticky when it comes to cutting them.

Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray, be careful the mixture might be quite hot.  Scrape the mixture into prepared pan.  Cover the pan with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray and softly press onto the top of the marshmallow mixture, creating a seal.  Let the mixture cool on the counter to set for a few hours or over night.

*The sprayed plastic is the easiest way that I have found to spread the mixture evenly into the pan

Lightly dust counter with powdered sugar and dump the marshmallows out.  Cut into pieces and dredge in powdered sugar.  I have found that scissors work the best for cutting the marshmallows.  Store in an airtight container.

At this point if you want to dip them in chocolate.  I have found that the easiest way to do this for me is to melt chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Then I don’t have to worry about moisture getting in the chocolate from a double boiler.

Now Go Do the Right Thing and Have Some Joy with Gelatin!

Valentines S’mores
Feb 10th, 2011 by Eunice

Are you still trying to figure out what to do for your valentine?  You can count on us, your friendly super jello heroines.  We are here to save the day!

This recipe does take some planning.  First you will need to make some marshmallows.  I think I have finally found the recipe that I like, I combined 2 different recipes and this is what I came up with.

Jello Flavored Marshmallows

1- 3oz package jello (I used strawberry)

2- envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 C.  Cold water

1 2/3 C. Sugar

2/3 C. light corn syrup

1/4 C. water

1/4 t. salt

1 T. Vanilla extract

Powdered Sugar

Line a pan with wax paper and spray with non-stick spray (I used an 8×11.5 pan but they were too tall, I had to cut the marshmallow hearts in half.  Next time I think I will use a 9×13)

In bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin and jello over 1/2 C. cold water.  Let soften for about 10 min.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 C. water in a small saucepan, bring mixture to a rapid boil and let it boil for 1 min.  Pour syrup mixture onto gelatin and jello mixture.  Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed.  Add salt and beat for 12 min.  After 12 mins., add vanilla and beat to incorporate.

Spray a rubber spatula with non-stick spray and pour into prepared pan using the rubber spatula.  Gently press some plastic wrap, sprayed with non-stick spray onto the top of the marshmallows to create a seal. Let mixture sit several hours or over night until cooled and set.

Lightly dust counter with powdered sugar and dump the marshmallows out.  Cut into pieces and dredge in powdered sugar.  I have found that scissors work the best for cutting the marshmallows, if you just want to make square marshmallows or dip a cookie cutter in powdered sugar and cut into shapes.  You may have to wash the cookie cutter every so often, when it gets too sticky.  Store in an airtight container.

Next you will need to make the cookies. I found the recipe on The Birthday Blog. The first pan I made, I cooked for 15 minutes like the recipe said to do.  I didn’t consider that the cookie they made was much bigger than the ones I made and when I pulled them out of the oven they were black.  So in my oven it only took 6 minutes for smaller cookies.

The next step is the easiest,  just melt some chocolate and sandwich the cookies and marshmallows together, and decorate any way you like.

Now go and have some jello s’mores joy!

*I linked up on the link parties over on fingerprints on the fridge and Tatertots and jello, go check out the other cool links.

Fun With Marshmallows
Mar 23rd, 2010 by Jello Girl

*We have updated this recipe for jello flavored marshmallows, click here for update…  Flavored marshmallow recipe

Raise your hand if you have ever been in a marshmallow eating contest?  Check out this marshmallow link for some authentic marshmallow fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0NC_fsV6cg

Do you have a marshmallow story, picture, or video to rival this?  Let us hear about it!

It’s no secret, marshmallows are fabulous.  When you think of Easter what store bought treat do you think of?  Peeps of course!  Now they have peeps for other holidays too, but they don’t count.   The marshmallow goodies in the shapes of chicks and bunnies are the only Peeps that I subscribe to.   They are a tradition in my family.  We have had Peeps in our Easter Baskets for as long as I can remember.  I will let you in on a little secret- they are better stale.  It’s true.  Stale marshmallows are the best.  When I was young, I would leave the marshmallow bag open so they could dry out.  I’m sure my Mom loved that when she needed marshmallows for something.

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine did a cooking demo and she made marshmallows.  I wanted to try them but haven’t until now.  I tried my friend’s regular white marshmallow recipe and they were good, but I couldn’t leave it at just regular white vanilla marshmallows.  I had to take it a step further with flavored jello marshmallows.  There is a recipe for marshmallows in the older Joys of Jello cookbooks using flavored jello.  I thought the recipes were the same; they are not!  The first “trial” batch I made with a peach jello.  They turned out much better than I expected.  They were a pretty color and they tasted yummy.   The next day I was a bit too confidant and I made 3 more batches.  Since I thought the recipes were the same I just grabbed the first recipe book that I saw and made that recipe.  The result was 3 pans of goop.  I then realized that the recipes were not the same.  So the next time I used the first recipe I had tried and they were a success.

Ingredients:

1 package (3 oz.) jello, any flavor

2/3 cup boiling water

1 cup sugar

3 tbsp. light corn syrup

Dissolve jello in boiling water.  Turn down the heat, add sugar and corn syrup and stir until sugar is dissolved.

After the mixture has cooled and slightly thickened, beat with a hand mixture on highest speed for about 5 min.

See how the mixture has turned to a lighter color?  It is getting fluffier and thicker.

Mix until it gets to the stage where it can hold soft peaks.

Now pour into a pan lined with wax paper and greased and coated with powder sugar.  Let chill in fridge overnight.

Then look what happens, they magically turn pink!  No not really, my pictures are taken from two different batches.

I just wanted to make sure you were paying attention!

Dump set marshmallow mixture out onto cutting board which has been heavily coated with powdered sugar.

Cut with scissors or a pizza cutter.

(I found it easier to cut them into strips with a pizza cutter and then cut them into squares with scissors)

Roll cut pieces in powdered sugar.

TaDa!  Yummy flavored marshmallows.

Pastel Marshmallows

 

1  3oz. package jello (any flavor)

2/3  cup boiling water

1 cup sugar

3 tbsp. light corn syrup

Powdered sugar

Dissolve jello in boiling water in a saucepan.  Turn down heat and stir in sugar, until dissolved- do not boil.  Blend in corn syrup.  Chill until slightly thickened. (I chill it by putting it in a sink filled with cold water, stirring often.)  Line an 8 inch square pan with wax paper, grease with butter.  (I prefer to spray with a non-stick spray and then coat with powdered sugar.)  When mixture has cooled and thickened, beat with an electric mixer on highest speed until mixture can hold soft peaks, about 5 min.  Pour into pan and let set in refrigerator overnight.

Then carefully dump mixture out onto a board that has been heavily coated with powdered sugar.  Peel off wax paper then cut with scissors or pizza cutter.  Roll all sides of cut pieces in powdered sugar.

Now go have some marshmallow JELLO JOY

 




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