This Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows recipe is a amazing in a cup of hot chocolate, given as a homemade food gift, or even just for snacking. I’m sharing my recipe, plus even more holiday party treats that you’ll want to make this Christmas.
- ½ cup water
- 3 ounce envelopes unflavored gelatin (1/4 each)
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 egg whites
- Powdered Sugar
- Grease an 8×8″ baking dish.
- Pour ½ cup water into the bowl of your stand mixer. Sprinkle top with each envelope of gelatin. Give a gentle swirl to the bowl, if necessary, to make sure all of the gelatin comes into contact with the water
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, 1/2 cup water, and the salt. Over medium heat, stir mixture slowly (avoid splashing mixture on insides of saucepan) until dissolved. When mixture is just beginning to boil, stop stirring. Clip candy thermometer inside the pan and heat until the mixture is 240 degrees F and no higher.
- Remove from heat immediately, turn stand mixture on the slowest speed and begin drizzling the hot syrup mixture into the bowl of softened gelatin. When all the syrup has been added and is combined with the gelatin, turn the stand mixture on high and set your timer for 13 minutes. Mixture should be very thick when finished.
- While mixture is beating, in a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs whites until stiff peaks form. With stand mixture on the slowest speed, gently mix egg whites into the marshmallow mixture until all incorporated. Don’t over mix!
- Pour marshmallow mixture into prepared pan, using a rubber spatula to help scrape it out of the bowl and smooth the top of the marshmallows. Get as much as you can, but don’t worry about getting every last bit. Let your marshmallows set for about 6 hours or overnight. When they are ready, they should not be tacky on the top and should pull away from the side if you gently pull it away with your finger.
- Dust a clean surface with powdered sugar. Turn your marshmallow out onto the dusted surface. Dust top with more of the powdered sugar and cut into pieces, keeping knife clean and coated with the coating as necessary to prevent sticking.
- Place cut marshmallows into the powdered sugar and lift them out with a mesh strainer. Tap off all excess coating and place on a plate or in a storage container.
- Category: Candy
- Cuisine: American
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