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Marshmallow squares

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These marshmallows are so tasty and simple to make that you'll never buy them out of a bag again.
They also make great replacements for ingredients for other tasty rice based squares. 
 
 
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Step 1: Required ingredients:

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3 packages unflavored gelatin
two 1/2 cups of water, separated. (each will be used for a different step) 
12 ounces (by weight) sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups by volume
1 cup light corn syrup (not the dark stuff)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of the extract of your choice (mint, vanilla, almond, sheep, ect.)
confectioners' sugar (used for dusting pans and the finished marshmallows, no exact amount needed)
butter (for greasing pan)

Hardware:
small saucepan
candy thermometer
heat proof spatula
8x13 inch pan
pizza cutter or knife
stand mixer

Step 2: Grease and powder pan

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Completely butter the bottom and sides of the pan.

Sprinkle the pan with confectioners so that the butter is completely coated with the suger. This prevents the marshmallows from sticking to the pan and makes extraction much easier later. It is better to use too much confectioners sugar than too little.


Step 3: Prep and measure candy ingredients

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Pour all three of the packets of the gelatin into the work bowl of your stand mixer then cover with one of the half cups of water. Let this mixture stand for at least 10 minutes. Make sure your whisk attachment is on your mixer. 

Mix the corn syrup, sugar, salt and water in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Attach the candy thermometer to the pan and stir occasionally until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F. 

TheGeek19842 years ago
Are you secretly Alton Brown? Just kidding, he likes pizza cutters for home made marshmallows too. Great 'ible!
threshaxe (author)  TheGeek19842 years ago
He uses pizza cutters for everything. Its really quite a good idea
I really need to make myself some marshmallows! Awesome recipe!
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