All posts tagged: marshmallow recipes

Peppermintmallows

There are two flavors that mean Christmas to me: eggnog and peppermint. So, peppermint marshmallows were kind of a must this month. I’ve put the base recipe in this post—perfect for popping on their own, or floating in hot chocolate—then I’ve also created a recipe for some chocolate-covered versions that are crazy good. A little too popable. Also, having made so many marshmallows by this time, I decided to put together a list of marshmallow tips I think you’ll find helpful—learn from my trial and error. 🙂 Hope you like these! M Peppermintmallows Prep time: 1 hour | Ready in: 6 hours, 35 min Ingredients: Cooking spray 3 packages unflavored gelatin  1 cup light corn syrup and 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar (or 2 cups granulated sugar—see marshmallow tips for more details on this.) 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 cup powdered sugar Red food coloring Cooking tools: A candy thermometer Tin foil 12 x 9-inch jelly roll pan Directions: Line the inside of the jellyroll pan with tin foil, then you’ll want to coat it well with cooking …

Marshmallow Tips

  I’ve been experimenting with marshmallows for a little while now, and here are a few things I’ve figured out along the way—hopefully it’s helpful to you! Ingredients-wise you can use 1-1/2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of corn syrup, but if corn syrup weirds you out, you can just use 2 cups of sugar instead. I’ve done both and really the only differences I’ve noticed are that the all-sugar ones tend to dry out a little bit faster, and don’t take to food coloring as well. Personally, I didn’t notice a difference in the taste or texture. So, up to you! I was always intimidated at the idea of making marshmallows from scratch, but I nailed it on the first time. They are surprisingly simple, so don’t let the candy thermometer scare you (like it did me)—you don’t have to get it to 240 degrees on the nose. A few degrees here or there are not going to make or break the final result. The only time I’ve ever screwed marshmallows up is …

Monster S’more Cake

I think this may be it with me and marshmallows for a while (probably…possibly…perhaps not), but really, you can’t go on a marshmallow run without addressing the obvious: s’mores! Which, btw, is one of the only two things I like about camping. The other one is campfires—I’m all for being out in nature, but when I’m done with that I want to sleep in a bed, and blow dry my hair in the morning. Anyhoo, I dreamed up this recipe—which is essentially one giant s’more—on one of my Sunday night creative surges where I’m about two minutes from going to bed, then I think of something I NEED to make first thing in the morning. So, off to the grocery store at 11:30pm I go. What can I say…you’re welcome. 🙂 Just a heads up: be sure to scroll all the way down for a closer look at these serving suggestions:     So many ways to do it up s’mores style! Go crazy with this one. I sure did. M Monster S’more Cake Dessert | …