Homemade Raspberry MarshmallowsWant to take your hot chocolate to the next level? Add these homemade raspberry marshmallows. Or just eat them on their own. You won't believe how incredibly flavorful these raspberry marshmallows are.
If you want to get a nice pink color, use a few drops of red food coloring. If you prefer to stay away from chemical food colorings, look for all-natural food coloring at health food stores, such as Whole Foods Market.
Like the idea of raspberry marshmallows, but don't have the time to make them yourself? Try the raspberry marshmallows from Laura's Candy. They are incredible!
- 3 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jelly (such as Polaner)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- powdered sugar
- red food coloring (optional)
- Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking dish or a Baker's Edge brownie pan with nonstick cooking spray. Dust with powdered sugar.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve the gelatin in 1/2 cup of water. Let stand for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- Add the raspberry jelly, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 245 degrees. Measure the temperature with a candy thermometer.
- Remove the sugar syrup from the stove. Turn the electric mixer on low, and slowly -- and carefully! -- pour the sugar syrup into the gelatin.
- Once the sugar syrup is beaten into the gelatin, add the salt. If using, add a few drops of food coloring.
- Raise the mixer speed to high. Beat 10 to 12 minutes or until the mixture looks like marshmallow fluff and has tripled in volume.
- Pour the marshmallow mixture evenly into the prepared pan. To make it easier, use a spatula sprayed with nonstick cooking spray to help you get the marshmallow mixture out of the mixing bowl.
- Let the marshmallows cool completely, at least 6 hours. Overnight is better.
- Dust a cutting board with powdered sugar. Turn marshmallows out onto cutting board. Using a pizza cutter, cut into squares.