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If you are a marshmallow fan + love spearmint, this is the marshmallow for you. I could not stop eating these! And like I’ve said before about homemade marshmallows, they aren’t that hard (as long as you have a stand mixer and a candy thermometer), so don’t be intimidated by them. Homemade marshmallows are truly worth all the fuss people (like me!) make about them.
Making this Homemade Mint Tea Marshmallow recipe starts with a highly concentrated herbal tea, which is done with Bigelow Mint Medley tea bags. I do imagine you could use other kinds of mint tea bags, but this is the kind that I use and prefer — I love the great spearmint flavor these have.
To make the concentrate, you’ll need steep 6 tea bags in 1 cup of water.
The tea concentrate is divided with part of it being used to soften the gelatin and part of it being used to create a hot, sugary syrup. The softened gelatin and the hot syrup are combined in a stand mixer and mixed until the mixture becomes very thick, increases in size, and lightens in color. Towards the end, a bit of green gel food coloring is added to give it a pretty green color.
When the marshmallow is done mixing, it’s poured into a pan. I decided to go with an 8 x 8″ pan which gives larger (taller) marshmallows, but you could use a larger pan size too. The choice is yours, either will work fine, it just depends on how tall and big you would like your marshmallows to be.
The marshmallow mixture needs several hours, but preferably overnight, to set. When it’s set, the top won’t be very tacky when you touch it (marshmallow shouldn’t come off on your finger) and it will pull away from the edges of the pan when you gently pull back with your finger. The marshmallows are turned out onto a clean cutting board that has been sprinkled with a mixture of cornstarch and powdered sugar. They are then cut into squares — whatever size you like is fine. Finally, they are tossed in more of the cornstarch/powered sugar mixture.
Now, eat as many as you like and then share your amazing candy creation with others. If they like marshmallows, they will love you for it. If they don’t like marshmallows, there is more for you.
Here is the complete Mint Tea Marshmallows Recipe, ready for you to print. If you aren’t ready to make these yet, be sure to save a link to this page or pin this recipe to Pinterest.
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Want more St. Patrick’s Day treats?
Be sure to visit the rest of these talented food bloggers — they have some awesome ideas for your festivities:
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