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….
(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
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!