I never thought making marshmallows would be a big deal.  I figured they would taste about the same and it wouldn't be worth spending the time to make them.  I was wrong.  They do taste better!  And you can flavor them as much or as little as you like, but there is a warning.  Most of the receipes out there say to change the flavorings if you want with no real variable involved.  Peppermint is not your friend.  Use a couple drops or you will be eating toothpaste, not marshmellows.
Adapted from: Martha Stewart

Nonstick cooking spray

3 packages unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup cold water

2 cups granulated sugar

2/3 cup light corn syrup 

 1-2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 

 Powdered sugar, sifted, for coating

Lightly spray a 9-by-9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Dust with powdered sugar-very thick

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand while you are preparing everything else. In a medium saucepan- with a thick bottom if possible, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil; boil rapidly for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and, with the mixer on high, slowly pour the boiling syrup down the side of the mixer bowl into gelatin mixture. mix for 10-12 minutes.

Add vanilla bean paste (or other flavorings- remember if you are using peppermint only a couple of drops); mix until well combined. Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly  into pan using prepared spatula. Let stand  for 2 hours.

I then dust powered sugar on a cutting board and flip the marshmallows out onto the board.
Cut marshmallows into 2-inch squares using a sprayed sharp knife. Place  powdered sugar in a large bowl. Working in batches, add marshmallows to  bowl and toss to coat.


mandy weller
12/15/2013 8:28am

Love your blog ...as well as wonky wonderful. ..such yummy and easy recipes that I use endlessly. These marshmallows are going to made to go as gifts with Nicoles fabulous new gingerbread hot cocoa recipe....
I just wanna say s Big Thank U for all your great blogs.
you and you're daughter are my absolute Favs!!!

12/02/2014 3:59pm

Where does one find vanilla bean paste? I've been to several grocery stores & no one knows what it is. Please help.

12/03/2014 6:29pm

I first started buying it at TJ max and then when I used it more and more I started ordering it at Amazon.


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