Intro: Strawberry Marshmallow Bars
It was about time I tried to come up with my own candy bar and I think my first shot turned out great and they are really simple. I combined everything I loved as a child (strawberry wafers, marshmallows, and chocolate) and I ended up with a really tasty candy bar.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 3 egg whites
- 2 cups of light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- A package of strawberry wafers
- Semi-sweet chocolate (amount depends on how many you are making)
Step 2: Making the Marshmallow Fluff
In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, corn syrup, and salt; beat with a mixer at high speed until thick (around 10 minutes).
Add the powdered sugar and blend in slowly. I suggest doing this one cup at a time because the fluff will be sticky and it will prevent an awful mess to clean. Add the vanilla extract and blend.
(Any leftover fluff can be frozen or can sit in the fridge for up to a week. Just make sure to stir it before using. I seriously have a ton left over and I used some to make a chocolate marshmallow milkshake--I highly recommend this.)
I got this recipe from http://www.food.com/recipe/fantastic-marshmallow-fluff-clone-75813
Step 3: Putting It All Together
Spread the marshmallow fluff over the strawberry wafers; a butter knife worked just fine for me. Try to put as much on as you can without having it go all over the place--this is harder than it sounds as the fluff has a mind of its own in which way it wants to flow.
Stick the bars in a freezer; the longer they are in there, the better.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave. When the marshmallow fluff has hardened, pull the bars out of the freezer and begin dipping in the chocolate. Try to work as fast as you can as the fluff will start to melt in the chocolate. Also, don't be alarmed if the wafers splits in half, that's a pretty common thing for them to do without all this fancy stuff happening to them.
Let the chocolate set over your bars and then enjoy! Keep the bars in the fridge when not consuming these delicious treats.