While you're getting all set for hot cocoa, pull out all the homemade goodness with these sweet homemade marshmallows. These are such a special treat with a made-from-scratch touch and make a good food gift for the holidays too.
This was my first time attempting marshmallows from scratch, and it was a ton of fun (but also super sticky!) You can be the judge of if these are better than everyday marshmallows taste wise, but they're certainly much cuter! I used a biscuit cutter to cut each marshmallow, and they fit perfectly in a big cocoa mug. My only wish is that they turned out thicker, but these are still so much fun for the holidays. Love to hear how yours turn out!
- 3 Tbsp gelatin
- 1/3 C cold water
- 3 C sugar
- 1 1/2 C water
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 C cornstarch
- 1/3 C powdered sugar
How to cook Made-from-Scratch Marshmallows
- Soak the gelatin in the 1/3 of a cup of cold water in a small bowl and set aside to swell for 10 minutes. In a large saucepan dissolve the sugar in the 1 1/2 C of water over low heat, stirring constantly. Add the swollen gelatin and dissolve. Raise the temperature and bring to a boil. Boil steadily, but not vigorously, for 15 minutes without stirring. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until lukewarm. Pour into a stand mixer and add the vanilla and beat the mixture until very thick and white. Spray a 9x13 pan (or 9x9 inch pan for taller marshmallows) with bakers joy and let set Cut into squares and dust with a mixture of cornstarch and icing sugar.
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