Marshmallows RecipeIf you've never tasted homemade marshmallows before, you're in for a real treat. They are a completely different animal than the marshmallows you find at the grocery store. And with the addition of chocolate chips, you can have gourmet marshmallows right in your own home!
- .75 oz. (3 packets) unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar corn syrup (or light corn syrup)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
- Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking pan or a Baker's Edge brownie pan with nonstick cooking spray. Dust with powdered sugar.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer or a large mixing bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the 1/2 cup of water. Let stand for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, pour sugar, corn syrup and the 1/4 cup of water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 245 degrees.
Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.
- Remove the sugar syrup from the stove. Turn the electric mixer on low (or turn a hand mixer on low) and slowly add the sugar syrup to the gelatin.
- Once the sugar syrup is incorporated, add the salt.
- Turn the mixer up to high. Add the vanilla. Beat 10 to 15 minutes on high until the mixture looks like marshmallow fluff and has tripled in volume.
- Pour the marshmallow mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Hint: To help get the marshmallow mixture out of the mixing bowl, spray a spatula with nonstick cooking spray.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips over the marshmallow mixture, pressing down lightly with your fingers.
- Let cool at least 6 hours (overnight is better).
- Turn marshmallows out onto a surface that has been lightly-dusted with powdered sugar. Flip over so the chocolate chip side is up. Cut into squares using a pizza cutter.