All this snow has me going CRAZY!!.....Marshmallow crazy that is! The snowflakes were so big that they actually looked like marshmallows falling from the sky. YUM!! The best part about making them is that I had all the ingredients right in my pantry. Good thing, because I was snowed in.
I just love marshmallows. I'm not sure when it all started but I do remember Rosie O'Donnell mentioning (many moons ago on her show) that marshmallows were Free on Weight Watchers. I think that's when the real LOVE started. Since then I have made all kinds of marshmallows, and eaten even more. And I'm pretty sure these aren't the Free point ones Rosie was talking about.
So I recently found this very easy recipe on Cookies and Cups, and I just added to it for different flavors.
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3/4 cups cold water
3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cups water
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar to toss
Place the 3/4 cup water and gelatin in a mixing bowl to bloom.
In a pot place the other 3/4 cups water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to 238 degrees. Or soft ball stage.
**This is kind off the tricky part because I never use a candy thermometer. Instead I use a cup of very cold water. When the bubbles start to really boil and look very small, I drop a spoonful of the boiling sugar into the cold water. When I am able to pull it out and the consistency just slightly holds its shape enough to form a soft ball, I'm ready.
Pour that mix into the bowl with the gelatin, and mix well.
Continue to mix till mixture is somewhat cool. Abo
ut 10 mins. Add the Vanilla, and mix a bit more.
Once the mix is ready, I folded in 3 cups of chocolate chips...YUMMY!!
Once that is done pour the mix into a 9X13 baking dish that has been sprayed and lined with parchment. Spray the top of the parchment too. Let the Marshmallows cool and set about 3 hours. Cut and toss on confectionery sugar.
*** I made this twice and on the second batch instead of chocolate chips I added 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. I liked them even more!!
The marshmallow can be very sticky and hard to work with. Spray everything with cooking spray so hopefully not too much sticks!
Sorry about the lack of pics. New camera that apparently I don't really know how to use.