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This recipe for Homemade Marshmallows is divine! They are great to eat on their own, or to add you your hot cocoa. Package several up and thy make a great gift too!
Recipe by Taste of Home
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 3 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup cold water divided
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil and grease the foil with butter and set aside to use later
Use a large heavy saucepan to combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt and remaining water. You will want to bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage) It is not necessary to stir during this stage..
Once it reaches 240° remove from heat and gradually add to gelatin mixture. Once the are combined mix on high speed until mixture is thick and the mixture doubles in size, it will probably take about 15 minutes. Next, add in the vanilla.
Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 6 hours or overnight.
To remove marshmallows from pan, lift using the foil. Coat a knife or pizza cutter with cooking spray or butter and cut marshmallows into 1-in. squares.
Cover marshmallows with sprinkles if desired. Keep butter handy it is a must when working with this recipe. I lightly coated my hands with butter and made all the difference in the world
Once complete, store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Makes 9-1/2 dozen.
Here are a few other great gift giving ideas with the Homemade Marshmallow recipe, watch for some of these variations to be posted soon.
This is part of our Homemade Holiday series, click the image above to see all of the great gifts and recipes we have posted.