Before making these, I never thought that one could make homemade marshmallows. Boy was I wrong! These homemade marshmallows did not taste anything like the marshmallows that you buy in the store, they have a natural sweetness and softness that the packaged ones do not have. I have noticed that many things that are packaged taste better when you make them at home. Not only that, but these actually took less than twenty minutes to put together. So instead of posting the typical Easter dessert recipe that contains Peeps or something nasty like that, I decided to provide you with a last farewell to cold days sitting around the campfire, roasting smores….laughing at each other’s attempt at singing…..
What You Need: A stand mixer, the whisk attachment, a sifter or strainer, a small pot, a stovetop, a small baking pan, 1 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar, 1/2 cup of cold water, 1 1/2 packets of unflavored gelatin.
Add the unflavored gelatin and 1/4 cup of water to the bowl of your stand mixer. Set aside. Add the sugar, corn syrup, and remaining water your small pot, stir gently until just combined. Turn your burner to high heat and let the mixture come to a rolling boil. As soon as it comes to a rolling boil, count to 60 seconds, then remove it from the heat. Use a fork to break up the gelatin mixture into small pieces.
Using the whisk attachment, turn your mixer to low speed and slowly drizzle in the simple syrup. When all the syrup has been added, increase the speed until it is on high. Allow the mixer to run on high speed for 6-8 minutes or until the marshmallow mixture is white and makes strings when you touch it. While that happens, generously butter a small baking pan. Quickly pour the marshmallow mixture into the baking pan, don’t worry about getting it all out of the bowl. Sift the confectioner’s sugar over the top and press the marshmallow flat with your hands. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, cut the marshmallows into squares and serve…..or make Smores!
They don’t look perfect, but they sure taste that way!