Pink Peppermint Heart Marshmallows

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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.
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Step 1: Assembling ingredients

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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

Step 2: Prep

1. Grease the 9X13 dish with shortening and dust with powdered sugar the same way you would flour cake pans. Youll have to move the powdered sugar around more with your hands rather than the hitting-the-sides process as with flour. Set aside.

2. Whisk attachment in place, combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water in the mixing bowl. This needs to sit for 15 minutes, which is about how long the next part will take, so keep on reading!
Choko-Ale6 years ago
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?
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.  Many of these are available at health food stores.

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.

Here is some great information from the Vegetarian Society.

Sandisk1duo6 years ago
it looks like some one was biting the marshmallows into shape : )
LOL. Yeah.
Shalimarais5 years ago
they look beautiful - my mum used to make marshmallow all the time when I was little. time to try it myself! :-)
turtlelover6 years ago
SoapyHollow6 years ago
Yum! Thanks. :)
15zhangfra6 years ago
heyyy, get out of instructables and goto the food channe;-no wait stay here cuz i dont have cable,lol
fwjs286 years ago
sounds pretty cool....definetly a 5/5...
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