With June’s goal, I shared that I wanted to learn to make graham crackers and marshmallows so we could make s’mores with homemade ingredients. Graham crackers came out perfect. Marshmallows on the other hand didn’t work so well the first time around. I knew that Granola Girl had made marshmallows before and they turned out great. So I asked for her recipe to attempt them again. They turned out perfect. They looked so good while mixing I wanted to stick my fingers in there and try it. But for fear of my finger getting stuck in the whisk or worse, I waited till I poured them in the pan.
It’s amazing to me how two mixtures that aren’t white at all can become brilliant white when whipped to death. It didn’t take too long for the mixture become white and fluffy. I could hardly wait to cut them and make s’mores with them. I also have another snack that I love making with marshmallows. They are called Marguerites and use the homemade peanut butter. I will share those in a few weeks. They are a twist on s’mores.
- 3 packets gelatin, unflavored
- 3/4 cup cold water, divided
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 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.
- Spread marshmallows on prepared pan.
- Spray more plastic wrap with cooking spray and place on top. Gently press marshmallows to spread it and level the top.
- Allow marshmallows to set up for at least an hour.
- Combine cornstarch & powdered sugar to make the dusting powder
- Cut marshmallows into desired shapes.
- Roll the marshmallows in the dusting powder.
- Store in air tight container for up to 3 weeks
I accidentally left the vanilla out and they still tasted amazing.
- KitchenAid Professional Design Series Candy Apple Red Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer with 6 Quart Glass Bowl
- Winware Commercial Half-Size Sheet Pans, Set of 2 (13-Inch x 18-Inch, Aluminum)
- AmazonBasics Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Bench Scraper & Chopper
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