Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Homemade Marshmallows

I mentioned a couple days ago about how I was going to try making my own marshmallows. I finally got around to it yesterday, and was so surprised that it didn't take long to do and they turned out great the first time-which is kind of a shocker. Usually my new recipes end up with me in tears and my kitchen looking like a natural disaster has taken place! The original recipe is from mybakingaddiction.com but after experimenting, I changed a few things when I made them. I originally made them for hot chocolate but we all like them so much we have been just eating them without the hot chocolate!
Homemade Marshmallows
  • Ingredients:

    • 3/4 cup water, divided
    • 3 (.25 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
    • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 T vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
     
  • Directions:

    1. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with plastic wrap. This will make it easier to take them out and cut them. You will need to spray your wrap with some type of oil or baking spray, I keep oil in a mister and use that. Spray another piece of plastic to cover the top, and set aside.

    2. Place 1/2 cup of water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and sprinkle gelatin on top of water to soak.

    3. While gelatin is soaking, combine 1/4 cup of water, corn syrup, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Boil the mixture hard for 1 minute.

    4. Carefully pour the hot sugar mixture into the gelatin mixture and beat on high about 10-12 minutes with electric mixer, until the mixture is fluffy and forms stiff peaks. If you use a stand mixer it won't take as long, so watch carefully you don't want to overmix. Add in vanilla extract and beat until just combined.

    5. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared baking dish, using a greased spatula to smooth the top. Cover with sprayed or buttered plastic wrap, pressing it down lightly onto the top of the marshmallow.

    6. Allow the marshmallow candy to rest for about 3-4 hours. Pour a small amount of powdered sugar in a shallow dish. Using oiled scissors or an oiled kitchen knife, cut the marshmallow candy into strips, then into 1 inch squares. Roll them in powdered sugar and store them in a tightly sealed jar or container. Enjoy!
~Simply Angie

    6 comments:

    1. Anonymous1/18/2012

      I'm looking forward to making marshmellows! Great idea!

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    2. Anonymous1/22/2012

      best I've had and easy.

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    3. Anonymous2/05/2012

      Thanks - these were really good!

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    4. Anonymous1/31/2013

      Sounds yummy, how long do they last?

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    5. Not long..they get eaten too fast! :) As long as they are in an airtight container they will last quite a while, there isn't really anything in them to go bad, they just dry out a bit after a while...but you won't have them around that long! Enjoy!

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