Peppermint Snowflake Homemade Marshmallows are perfect paired with Hot Cocoa. Impress your friends without a lot of work. Super simple to make.
Most of the nation has been cold and a lot has experienced snow storms recently. We have more storms in our forecast. It’s only mid January and we’ve already had a doozy of a winter here in Southern Idaho. Most days I don’t want to leave home. Cuddling up by the fire with Hot Cocoa sounds so much better. When it comes to hot cocoa, I’m like a little kid. I love marshmallows in it.
I wanted to fancy up my marshmallows a little. We are going to have a hot cocoa bar, and I wanted something a little fancier for it. I’ve done heart shaped marshmallows and square marshmallows. This time around I made snowflake shaped ones. But I wanted to add a little twist on them. I added some peppermint to these. The peppermint goes so great with the hot cocoa.
When I was ready to whip these, I realized I was out of peppermint extract. So I grabbed my bottle of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil. It was perfect. If you don’t have peppermint essential oil, you can add peppermint extract instead.
I used snowflake cookie cutters similar to these:
- 3 packets gelatin, unflavored
- 3/4 cup cold water, divided
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 10 tsp drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil or 2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Line a half sheet pan (18" x 13") with plastic wrap lightly greased. Set aside.
- In stand mixer bowl, pour 1/2 cup cold water. Sprinkle gelatin over water. Set aside. Allow gelatin to set up for 10 minutes.
- In a medium sauce pan, mix together sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute.
- Pour syrup into bowl with gelatin. Add salt and peppermint oil or extract. Beat with whisk attachment for 12 minutes. Mixture will become white and fluffy right away.
- At the end of the 12 minutes,Pour marshmallow fluff into pan and cover with another piece of plastic wrap that is lightly greased. Allow to cool for several hours.
- In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 cup cornstarch.
- Once marshmallows have cooled, cut using snowflake cookie cutter. Dip the cookie cutter in the powdered sugar mixture before cutting them out. Roll each marshmallow in the sugar mixture to coat each side. Enjoy!
I used a cookie cutter that was about the size of my mug.
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