Introduction: Homemade Coffee Marshmallows
Every holiday season I make batches of different colored and flavored marshmallows. This one is definitely a favorite. They will melt in your mouth. They are delicious alone, in hot chocolate, chopped up and added to fudge or brownies, dipped in chocolate...
Try different flavors of coffee to change it up a bit.
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
You will need:
3 envelopes of Knox gelatin
3/4 cup of strong cold coffee, divided
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (for dredging)
Cooking spray or oil (for pan and spatula)
Electric mixer with whisk attachment
9 x 13 glass pan
Scissors, large knife, or cookie cutters
Step 2: Set the Gelatin
Pour 1/2 cup of the coffee in the electric mixer bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup of coffee in the saucepan.
Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute.
Add the boiling liquid carefully to the gelatin mixture.
Mix at high speed and add the salt.
Beat for 12 minutes. Add the vanilla and incorporate into the mixture.
You should have a very gooey delicious marshmallow cream at this point.
Lightly oil your pan and spatula and scrape the mixture into the pan.
Spread evenly. Reapply oil lightly as needed.
Cover loosely and let sit at least 4 hours.
Step 6: The Fun Part
Spread powdered sugar onto your work surface.
Gently tip the giant marshmallow out of the pan and dust with more powdered sugar.
Use a knife or scissors to first cut strips and then cubes. You could also try shaped cookie cutters.
Dredge the marshmallows in powdered sugar.