Making Your Own Marshmallows Is Easier Than You Think

How to Make Your Own Marshmallows Just like Halloween, Easter is a holiday where we truly love us some candy. There are chocolate eggs, jelly beans, bunnies in every edible form imaginable.

Still, nothing says 'Easter' quite the way a marshmallow does. Its light, airy texture reminds us of springtime air -- with more sugar. They make great additions to every Easter basket: Nobody doesn't like a marshmallow.

But marshmallows often leave us scratching our heads when it comes to making them at home. Like so many candies, most of us would rather jog out to the store and buy them ready to go rather than slave away over a hot stove.

That's because candy -- and marshmallows in particular -- get a bad rap! They might take a little bit of time to make, sure. But most of that time? It's just waiting around! Making your own marshmallows at home is a fast, easy treat that you can get done in 5 east steps

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Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup freeeeezing cold water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

Directions

1. Put gelatin packets and 1/2 cup of the water in a mixing bowl or the mixing bowl of your stand mixer.

2. Heat the rest of the water, salt, granulated sugar, and corn syrup on medium high heat for 7 minutes.

3. Slowly add this mix to gelatin and water along with vanilla and mix on high for 12 minutes or until the temperature becomes lukewarm and the mix gets that hallmark marshmallow-white shade. 

4. Sprinkle confectioner's sugar on the bottom and sides of a lightly greased 9"x13" baking dish. Pour in marshmallow mixture and let sit for 4 hours. 

5. Tip out onto cutting board and slice into cubes using your favorite knife or pizza cutter. 

Do you ever make candy at home?

 

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