In honor of Marshmallow day Brandy and I made these fun favors!
Almond with Cocoa Pearls
Mint Chocolate Chip
Maple and Nutmeg
We love making homemade marshmallows.
It doesn’t take very much time at all to whip up and it tastes sooo much better than store bought!
The hardest part is waiting for them to set!
3 packages of unflavored gelatin
1 cup ice water, divided into 1/2 cups
1.5 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tea salt (coarse or sea salt)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1. In the bowl of your mixer empty the 3 packets of gelatin and add 1/2 cup ice water. Let it sit to “bloom” while you do the other stuff
2. In a sauce pan mix the 1.5 cups sugar, the other 1/2 cup ice water, 1 cup corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt. Put the lid on and bring it to a boil.
3. Remove the lid and let it cook until it reaches 240 degrees. Temperature is important with this.
4. When it hits 240 degrees immediately remove it and pour it into the mixer on top of the gelatin. Start the mixer at a slow speed so you don’t splash 240 degree sugar syrup on your face:
5. Put the mixer on high speed. That is going to be whisking for a while, so prepare your pan. use a brownie pan and cover it in plastic wrap. Coat the plastic wrap with a bunch of non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 cup cornstarch and generously sprinkle it around.
6. Ok, back to your mixer. The whole mixing process will take about 8-12 minutes. Your marshmallows mixture is going to about double or triple in size
7. At this time add your flavoring and food coloring (if desired). If you are making multiple flavors like we did, separate into small bowls before adding flavors! :)
8. Pour in pan and add four mixture on top. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight (or at least 4-6 hours).
(I used a round cookie cutter, but you can always make into “bars”.)
p.s. This was my sisters idea! She is so clever…