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Homemade marshmallows that you can customize with different flavors and spices make any occasion special.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
36 large marshmallows
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 1/2 cup water, salt and gelatin in large bowl of a stand mixer. Stir and set aside.

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  • Combine remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Using a candy thermometer, cook until mixture reaches 240 degrees F or soft ball stage.

  • Gradually pour the hot syrup over the gelatin mixture with the mixer on low. Turn the mixer on its highest speed and beat for 8 minutes. Add vanilla and beat an additional 2 minutes. The mixing bowl will get very full. The marshmallows will become very thick, white and shiny. Spread mixture onto greased baking sheet with sides. For thicker marshmallows, use a 13 x 9-inch pan.

  • Let marshmallows cool at least 4 hours or overnight. Combine powdered sugar and corn starch in a shallow pan. Cut the marshmallows into bite-size pieces with a sharp knife or scissors, dropping one at a time into the powdered sugar. Toss to coat well. Store marshmallows in an airtight container in a cool place. Best used within 1 month.

Tips

TIP: Homemade Marshmallows make a lovely gift with homemade cocoa mix.

Variations:

Mint Marshmallows: Add a few drops of green food coloring and 1/4 teaspoon mint extract with the vanilla.

Chocolate Chip Marshmallows: Coarsely chop 8 ounces of dark chocolate and fold into marshmallows just before spreading on baking sheet to cool.

Cinnamon Marshmallows: Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands(R) Ground Saigon Cinnamon to the mixture while beating.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 41g; sodium 61.4mg. Full Nutrition
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