Valentines S’mores
February 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.

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