Kiani Foster. Dessert. September 08th , 2020.
Making homemade peppermint marshmallows is just as easy as making classic vanilla marshmallows. Instead of vanilla flavoring, you simply add peppermint extract to get the. I`ll be honest, i`m not normally a big fan of marshmallows. The cut homemade peppermint marshmallows will keep for about a week, maybe two, in an airtight container. We usually only break them out for smores and hot cocoa, but boy. Lift marshmallows from pan using foil. With wet knife or wet pizza cutter, cut marshmallows in squares. I did however have time to whip up these easy homemade peppermint marshmallows. I`ve been a marshmallow making machine since i first crossed that bridge a couple months ago.
These homemade peppermint marshmallows help a lot. Homemade peppermint marshmallows are so perfect for adding to hot chocolate, or even just for snacking on. I love to give homemade food gifts, and marshmallows make a great gift to give. So, we`re wrapping up november with a third recipe that. Using a cutting board, dust heavily with powdered sugar and corn starch mixture, then invert marshmallows onto cutting board. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Homemade marshmallows have been on my cooking bucket list for three years now. As i write this, i`m currently sipping on the hot cocoa with homemade peppermint marshmallows that i.
Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows
These Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Are So Easy To Make! perfect For Gifting Or To Put In Your Hot Cocoa!.
- 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (2 envelopes Knox)
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup cold water
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for dusting
- 1/4 cup cornstarch (for dusting)
- 10 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
- crushed candy canes (5-10 candy canes)
- Mix together the cornstarch and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Line a 9x5 or larger baking dish with parchment paper and then dust with a layer of the cornstarch/powdered sugar mixture, set aside.
- In a small bowl, add the 1/2 cup of cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Allow the gelatin to soften for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add the other 1/2 cup of water and the granulated sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir and cook until sugar is dissolved.
- Add the gelatin and stir until fully mixed into the sugar water. Bring just to a boil and then remove from heat.
- Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Add the vanilla and peppermint extract, then beat on medium - medium high in the mixer for 10-15 minutes, until mixture is white and glossy and has doubled in volume. (You may need to slowly raise the speed to avoid splashing at first.)
- Pour into prepared pan (the smaller your pan is, the thicker the marshmallows will be). Use a spatula to smooth the top. Dust with a thin layer of the cornstarch/sugar mixture. Allow to set for several hours, until the marshmallows are not sticky to the touch.
- Remove from dish and use a slightly greased knife or pizza cutter to cut into squares. Dust each square in the cornstarch/sugar mixture, then dust off excess powder.
- Melt the chocolate over a double broiler, stirring until melted.
- To dip each marshmallow, dip half of the marshmallow into the chocolate, then lift it out and allow extra chocolate to run off.
- Place each marshmallow on a sheet of parchment paper and allow chocolate to start to set for 5-10 minutes* (but not all the way).
- After chocolate is partially set, stir the crushed candy canes to make sure it isn’t sticking together (the crushed candy canes harden quickly). Then dip the chocolate side of the marshmallow into the crushed candy cane to coat the chocolate. Repeat with each marshmallow ( you may need to stop a few times and stir the candy cane to make sure it isn’t sticking together)
- Allow the marshmallows to sit for until chocolate is fully set.
It`s surprisingly easy to make your own marshmallows. I had conjured up images of sugary, sticky fingers that leave their mark for days. Make some of these pillowy, minty treats for the next time you have hot chocolate. Swap out the peppermint extract for a different flavor like vanilla, orange, or. I posted another recipe for homemade marshmallows a while ago, which was my first time ever making them. They are really easy to make, i. Homemade peppermint marshmallows are the perfect gooey filling for a chocolate, holiday s`more. Great with white chocolate, or mint chocolate filling.
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