Marshmallows
December 19th, 2011 by Eunice

Here is a yummy twist for homemade marshmallows. A few posts ago I dipped them in chocolate, this time I dipped them in crushed marshmallows.  They are so good in hot cocoa!

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

Candy canes (optional)

powdered sugar for dredging

Line 9×13-inch pan with plastic wrap 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.  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 or mint extract. and beat to incorporate.

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 and set for several hours or overnight.

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.

If you want to coat the marshmallows with candy canes.  Crush candy canes into small bits.  Mix 1/2 C. powdered sugar with enough water to make a glaze.  Dip marshmallows in the glaze and then in the candy and set on wax paper to dry.

Now go have some marshmallow joy!


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