Homemade marshmallows are easy, AND addictive! WARNING: You will never want to eat a store bought one again!
Author: Chef Charity
Recipe type: Candy
- ½ cup cold water
- 2 T. powdered gelatin
- 1½ cups sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2 T. vanilla, or other flavoring of your choice (or flavor combinations!)
- Mixture of 1 part cornstarch and 1 part powdered sugar for dusting (keeps marshmallows from sticking to each other and the pan)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, put the ½ cup cold water, and sprinkle the powdered gelatin over it. Let this sit and "bloom" the gelatin for at least 5 min.
- While the gelatin blooms, in a medium saucepan, place the sugar, corn syrup and other ½ cup of water, cooking this mixture over medium high heat to 240 degrees. Use a pastry brush and clean water to brush down any sugar crystals that are along the inside sides of the pan as it boils. Do NOT use any utensils to stir the sugar mixture. Let the boiling mixture "stir" itself. Prepare a 9x13 pan by spraying it with vegetable oil lightly, and dusting with the powdered sugar & cornstarch mixture.
- Once the sugar mixture reaches 240 degrees, turn off the heat, turn the stand mixer with the bloomed gelatin to "stir" level or lowest power and pour the hot sugar mixer down the side of the mixer bowl, melting the gelatin. Gradually increase the speed of the mixer until it's on full power, NOT splashing hot sugar all over your kitchen, but whipping the sugar into white fluffy goodness!! Add your flavoring of choice once the marshmallow has increased to it's fullest size and won't increase any more. Pour the marshmallow out into the prepared pan, dampen your hands with water, shake off the excess, and pat the marshmallow down in the pan to smooth out the mixture so it's uniform. Dust the top with the powder mixture and let set up for 2-3 hours.
- To cut the marshmallows, pull out the rectangle and place on a cutting board. Dip a sharp knife into warm water, let the excess water drain off, and then use the knife to cut into squares or other desired shapes. Toss cut marshmallows in the powder mixture so they don't stick to one another. Store in an airtight container up to 1 month.