S’mores and more
Making s’mores around a campfire is one of my favorite things to do and with this easy to make homemade marshmallow recipe it takes this candy to a whole new level . Although s’mores are the first thing that come to my mind when it comes to marshmallows you can have fun with this recipe and add different flavorings, colors, dip them in chocolate, serve with hot chocolate or a chocolate martini really the options are endless.
- Yield: 5 cups fresh marshmallows
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cooking Time: 25 minutes
- Rest Time: 4 plus hours
- 1 cup of water
- 3 packages of gelatin (unflavored, 1/4 ounce)
- 2 Cups of sugar
- 2/3 cup of corn syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tb vanilla
- powdered sugar
1. Divide the cool water into half. Add 1/2 cup of the water into the mixing bowl attachment of a Kitchaide with the powdered gelatin. Let sit and proof for atleast 15 minutes.
2. Next add your sugar, corn syrup, 1/2 cup of water, and the pinch of salt to a large sauce pot. Turn to high heat. Let the sugar melt and bring to a boil and reach 240 degrees. Let it boil at that temperature for 8 minutes.
3. Once the concoction has cooked for 8 minutes pour slowly over the proofed gelatin in the mixing bowl and with the whisk attachment whisk together for 15 minutes.
4. After it has whisked together for 15 minutes add your vanilla and whisk together until it has completely flavored the marshmallows.
5.Next grease a baking dish on all sides. Pour in the marshmallow mixture and smooth out with the back of your spoon.
6. Let sit for a couple hours. Right before you chop the marshmallows dust the top of the marshmallows with powdered sugar. Have extra powdered sugar nearby.
7. Cut the marshmallows into your favorite shapes and dust all exposing sides with extra powdered sugar to make sure they don’t all stick together.
8. Serve and enjoy!
- This is a basic recipe but I love playing with this! I have substituted iced tea instead of water. I have used rose water, or liquid smoke or almond extract instead of vanilla. All very fun and equally delicious!
- To play with your kids, let them each pour the ingredients into the various bowls but when placing it in the baking dish, only pour 1/2 of the mixture add food coloring over the top and let the kids swirl it in with a tooth pick and then pour the second half of the marshmallow over top. You will have made tied dyed marshmallows.
- These are delicious in a hot chocolate, or simply by themselves but they also roast as well as store bought and they taste amazing dipped in chocolate. So many options.