Homemade Marshmallows.

Homemade marshmallows ready to eat

A couple months ago we went to a fondue restaurant with some friends for a birthday. It was my first ever fondue experience and I was really excited. I had been wanting to see what all this fondue hype was all about.

Talk about a long dinner. What I want to know is how is a person suppose to ever get full with three small skewers that take FOREVER to cook?! Towards the end we all got so hungry and tired of waiting for our meal to cook one skewer at a time that we threw all the vegetables and meat in the pot and just fished it out with aforementioned skewers. (The staff did not appreciate our ingenuity.)

After all was said and done we spent roughly $70 after tip for the both of us with no alcoholic beverages. Talk about cause for indigestion! I mean if I had a steak dinner that’s one thing but mostly raw vegetables and a handful of cubed meat? I was in shock.

The one redeeming part of the night was their dessert with homemade marshmallows. As I ate every last one of them I knew I would never come back to the restaurant but I also knew that my life could not go on without these marshmallows. So that night I said farewell forever to fondue and welcomed homemade marshmallows into my inner circle of yummies. And now I share my little yummies with you.

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Homemade Marshmallows
Ingredients for marshmallows

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 c. Water
  • 2pkg. Unflavored Gelatin (2-1/4 oz. pkgs.)
  • 1/2 c Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 c. Sugar
  • 3/4 c. Powdered Sugar

For Dusting mix together:

  • 3/4 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 c Corn Starch

melting sugars and corn syrup for marshmallows

In a mixer bowl combine water and gelatin packages. In medium saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar and powdered sugar.

sugars and syrup melted for marshmallows
On low heat stir frequently until the sugar dissolves and it turns into a thick syrup, or until it reaches 240*F.

pan coated for marshmallows

Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and dust with the powdered sugar/corn starch mixture. Set aside.

continued whipping syrup for marshmallows

Once sugar has dissolved in the saucepan, carefully pour mixture into the mixing bowl and mix with the gelatin mixture. Start on a low setting and as the syrup thickens (about a minute) kick up the speed to high. (I was on 8)

marshmallow ready to be transfered to pan

Mix on the higher speed about 15-20 minutes. The mixture will be lukewarm and should look fluffy and thick like the picture above.

smooth serface of marshmallow

Spread evenly with a spatula into prepared pan

marshmallow settin up for 4 hrs

Dust to coat the top with a little of the powdered sugar/ corn starch mixture and let set on counter for about 3-4 hours (or overnight)
Dusting marshmallows in sugar mixture
Turn out onto a cutting board and slice into squares or you can use a cookie cutter to stamp out shapes. If using a knife try not to drag the knife through the marshmallow in a sawing motion as this causes a gooey mess. Just push the knife straight down and then lift straight up, occasionally cleaning knife off with a clean wet  dish towel. Dust pieces in the remaining powdered sugar/ corn starch mixture to prevent sticking.

Store in an airtight container

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