Recipe: Homemade Marshmallows
Summary: Yield: 6 dozen medium marshmallows. I’ve been told by a non-vegetarian friend that these are simply heavenly and once you try homemade you’ll never eat the processed versions from the store again! I do love that these can be cut into fun shapes with any cookie or petit four cutters and added to hot chocolate as a great holiday gift from your kitchen. Since these do not have preservatives, you need to store them in a cool, dry place, in a air-tight container.
- 1 cup water (room temp), divided
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 2-1/4 c sugar
- 1 c Karo Light Corn Syrup
- 2 tsp real vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar (confectioners)
- 1-1/2 tsp Argo Corn Starch
- Combine ½ cup water, salt and gelatin in large bowl of a stand mixer. Stir and set aside.
- Combine remaining ½ cup water, sugar, and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Using a candy thermometer, cook until mixture reaches 240° F or soft ball stage.
- Gradually pour the hot syrup over the gelatin mixture with the mixer on low until combined.
- Turn the mixer on its highest speed and beat for 8 minutes.
- Add vanilla and beat an additional 2 minutes. The mixing bowl will get very full and the marshmallows will become very thick, white and shiny.
- Spread the mixture onto a buttered rimmed baking sheet (for thicker marshmallows, use a 13 x 9-inch pan instead).
- Let marshmallows cool at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Combine powdered sugar and corn starch in a shallow pan. Cut the marshmallows into bite-size pieces with a sharp knife or scissors or use cookie cutters for interesting shapes and then drop them one at a time into the powdered sugar mixture and toss to coat well.
- Store marshmallows in an airtight container in a cool place.
- Best used within 1 month.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 45 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8
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Reprinted with permission
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe – Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen (miscfinds4u.com)
- Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe for Fall (aboutamom.com)
- Holiday Baking Recipes: Kid-Friendly Sugar Cookies on a Stick Recipe (miscfinds4u.com)