Confetti Homemade Marshmallows are a great marshmallow for a kids birthday party. They are easy, simple, and colorful way to spice up a party dessert.
I got a little crazy with marshmallows this year. I have developed recipes for 6 flavors of marshmallows. I will be sharing all those recipes throughout the year. I have had marshmallows coming out my ears. I have sent marshmallows home with friends. I have taken marshmallows to my office. I have handed them out like they are flyers for a party. SO MANY MARSHMALLOWS.
Because I handed them out, I had people taste testing these. I did make a couple flavors that were terrible and went straight in the trash. There are a couple that I made that I didn’t like but other people loved. You get to decide which ones are for you and which ones aren’t.
The first recipe I’m sharing with you is Confetti Marshmallows. Last week was Lucy’s birthday. So to celebrate her birthday we are having Confetti Marshmallows.
These marshmallows are a little different than normal. The sprinkles in them give them some crunch. Some people don’t care for this crunch. But kids love the way these look and they don’t care about the texture at all.
This recipe is important to remember to add the vanilla extract. They need the flavor. Other recipes will have other flavors and the vanilla can be left out. But this marshmallow doesn’t have anything else to add flavor.
There is a basic marshmallow recipe. All of my recipes are based off this recipe. The Confetti Homemade Marshmallows are as close to the basic recipe as we are going to get.
- 3/4 cups cold water, divided
- 3 pkgs gelatin
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup corn syrup
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sprinkles + more for the top
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- In a stand mixer bowl, add 1/2 cup cold water. Sprinkle gelatin packets over water and stir. Set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, combine 1/4 cup water, sugar, & corn syrup.
- Bring to a hard boil and boil for 1 minute.
- Pour syrup over gelatin. With a whisk attachment, turn mixer on medium until syrup and gelatin are combined. About a minute.
- Turn mixer to high and whip for a total of 12 minutes.
- While marshmallows are whipping, cover half sheet pan or 9 x 13 pan with plastic wrap. (I used tape to hold it in place.) Spray plastic wrap with cooking spray.
- Turn mixer and off add vanilla, mix until vanilla is combined.
- Remove bowl from mixer and fold 1/2 cup of sprinkles in.
- Spread marshmallows on prepared pan.
- Sprinkle more sprinkles on top.
- Spray more plastic wrap with cooking spray and place on top. Gently press marshmallows to spread it and level the top.
- Pull back the plastic to add more sprinkles as needed.
- Allow marshmallows to set up for at least an hour.
- Combine cornstarch and powdered sugar to make the dustin powder
- Cut marshmallows into desired shapes.
- Roll the bottom and sides of marshmallows in the dusting powder. (If you roll the top in the dusting powder, your sprinkles will be less vibrant in color.)
- Store in air tight container for up to 3 weeks.
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