April 7, 2007
We set out for the grocery store this morning to procure items for our feast tomorrow and Peeps were on my list since tomorrow is Easter after all. When we got there however there wasn't a single Peep to be found! Never deterred I remember that the Barefoot Contessa made Coconut marshmallows the other day on her show. I decided it wouldn't be hard at all to take her recipe, tweak it, add some sugar sprinkles and make our own Easter marshmallows! This was the end result and they turned out even better than I imagined! ;o)
What You'll Need:
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup of water
1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar
1 cup light corn syrup (Read the back of your bottle and make sure it does not have high fructose corn syrup in the syrup.)
1/2 cup of water
Butter to coat your dish
Powdered sugar to dust your dish
Colored sugar sprinkles
Combine the gelatin in 1/2 cup of cold water in your mixer and let sit while you complete the other steps.
In a medium sized pot mix sugar, corn syrup and water over low to medium heat and cook until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar has dissolves raise the heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 F. Remove from the heat and pour slowly into your gelatin mixture while the mixer is on low. Once the sugar liquid is all added turn your mixer slowly to high and beat for 10-15 minutes until the mixture is white, thick and creamy.
While the mixer is mixing coat a 13 X 9 inch pan with butter and then dust with powdered sugar. When the mixture is ready pour into prepared pan and spread out to the edge. You can wet your hands to help with the spreading if you like. Sprinkle with colored sugar crystals of your choice and let sit for 2-3 hours until firm. Cut out shapes of your choice with cookie cutters or simply slice the marshmallows into squares. Store marshmallows in an airtight container.
Posted by Dianne at April 7, 2007 9:08 PM
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Tracked on November 14, 2007 2:51 PM
Duh, I totally missed the link for this recipe on your Christmas treats post!
I made marshmallows, yay me! I wish I had used your recipe here as it makes a smaller batch! I haven't cut them up yet but I filled a jelly roll pan and they are about an inch thick! I'm thinking 60 easily! I'm going to also try dipping (half) them. (any tips?) Thanks for helping me get out of my rut.
Posted by: ingrid at December 16, 2008 3:01 PM
These are really good. Hope your marshmallows turned out great too! :o)
Posted by: Dianne at December 17, 2008 8:10 PM