Marshmallows are one of those confections you don't think about making from scratch, but it's really not that difficult! The following will take you through the step-by-step process.

Step 1: Assembling ingredients

In addition to the following ingredients, you will need a glass baking dish, candy thermometer, knife, cutting board, standing mixer, pot and heart-shaped cookie cutters.


shortening for greasing
powdered sugar for dusting
2 1/2 tbsp Knox plain gelatin (a little less than 4 packets)
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp vanilla
1/8 tsp red food coloring
1 tsp peppermint extract

Okay, before you begin: this recipe makes enough to fit a 9X13 glass dish. I made another batch that was half this size, using an 8X8 glass dish, and halving all the ingredients and it worked perfectly as well. Also, a few variations. Want just plain marshmallows? Omit the food coloring and peppermint extract and use 2 tbsp of vanilla instead of just 1. Want chocolate marshmallows? Again, omit the food coloring and peppermint extract, use 2 tbsp of vanilla instead of just 1 and add 1/3 cup cocoa powder right after the sugar mixture combines with the gelatin mixture on low spee
I love this! They look so cute :) I'm a vegetarian - is there any vegetarian way to make these? I mean, is there any commercial version of carrageenin?
<font face="helvetica,arial" size="-1">There exists a big variety of substances which are vegan an which have the same properties as gelatine: Cellulose (Amid), Agar-Agar (Kanten), Biobin, Guar, Xanthan, Carob fruit and others.</font>&nbsp; Many of these are available at health food stores.<br /> <br /> <font face="helvetica,arial" size="-1"> Hain makes a Jello product with non-animal gelling substance (no meat, bone, skin, hoof, or any other part/derivative) that is superior to Jello.<br /> <br /> Here is some great information from the Vegetarian Society.&nbsp; http://www.vegsoc.org/info/gelling.html<br /> <br /> <br /> </font><br />
it looks like some one was biting the marshmallows into shape : )
LOL. Yeah.
they look beautiful - my mum used to make marshmallow all the time when I was little. time to try it myself! :-)
Yum! Thanks. :)
sounds pretty cool....definetly a 5/5...
EEEEEK!!!i dont see the rate button.....oooo no!!!what am i going to do!?!?!?

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