Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Home Made Marshmallows

Today we take Victoria back to school. I'm going to miss my girl! To make her return a little sweeter, we made home made marshmallows last night. First time ever and I thought they would be difficult. They are SO easy! I used this recipe, and just a note, she says to grease the pan, then line it with saran wrap. Line it first then grease it or your mallows will stick to the wrap!
 Like I said, the recipe is super easy. No candy thermometer involved. Boil the syrup for a minute, add to the gelatin and water and whip on high for 12 minutes.
 At this point it is like thick marshmallow cream, but get it in the pan fast because it stiffens even more pretty quickly!
 We started out tossing them in powdered sugar, but we didn't have enough and Earl suggested we try cocoa. With the sugar in the marshmallows it isn't bitter at all! Just delicious.
And what did we do with our home made marshmallows? Packaged them up with hot cocoa and candy cane stirring sticks for a sweet new years treat for the girls on her floor! 
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  1. I just lost three pounds ... stop it now, honey

  2. I have always wanted to try them. I have been told they are soooo much better than store bought.

    What a 'sweet' idea as a gift...you are a good Mom.

    Janet xox

  3. Kathy I have always wanted to make my own marshmallows, and now thanks to you and Victoria I can.I like the idea of dusting with choc. too. Thanks for sharing, may your new year be filled with many more blessings.
    Hugs, Sue

  4. I'm glad you said it is easy! I've seen everyone making them.
    Those girls will LOVE that! I remember those days toooo well :)

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Looks like so much fun.


  6. What a great idea for your daughter to treat her friends with. I made marshmallows a couple of weeks ago for the first time ever and yes, they are ever so easy. I lined my pan with parchment paper and greased it.

    I find them way too sweet, but if I make hot chocolate from milk and unsweetened cocoa powder and pop in two marshmallows, it's perfect!

  7. Kathy, this is very clever! I had never thought to make marshmallows, but what fun! And sprinkled in cocoa sounds good to me. Her friends are going to love those treats.

    Happy New Year!


    Sheila :-)

  8. what a wonderful idea! i have never tried making them before. cute gift idea too.

  9. Kathy what a fun thing to send back to all the girls

  10. I will have to try this recipe! The last time I made marshmallows it was like a science experiment. A sugary sweet experiment complete with props. This sounds way more fun.:)

  11. That Earl is pretty darned smart! I wouldn't have been able to come up with that. Of course I called my recipe today turkey chili. And my friend Nola corrected me that it is taco soup. I'm not so swift in the kitchen...

  12. YUMMY!!!
    that sounds yummy!

    Thanks Kathy & Victoria


  13. I love this idea!! I took my son back to school today. I've only cried once since I left. The weather was a bit treacherous on I-94 with several accidents and a news crew. We have sad hearts together tonight as we miss our kids. Thinking of you!

  14. Do they actually last only three days or so like Martha Stewart says? I have Paula Deen's recipe for chocolate ones that I have been wanting to try. I'm sure you had some quality family time making them and the packages are cute for giving.

  15. Hi Anita, I'm not sure about how long they last. I sent almost all of them to school with my daughter to pass out as treats on her floor, I doubt they will last three days there! lol. I doubt that they actually "spoil", they are all sugar so there really isn't anything in them to go bad. I imagine, if anything, the texture may change, maybe they get tougher?

  16. oh my gosh mom the marshmallow was SO delicious! and i don't even like marshmallows! Kayla loved hers too! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Now that is just so charming! I've always been chicken to make those but you've given me courage.

  18. I've never made marshmallows but you made it look easy!

  19. O, I can't wait to try this, Kathy. And the little pkgs. ya'll made for the girls are such a super idea.
    Love it all.

  20. I love to make marshmallows but haven't for awhile. I'd spread them out on a cookie sheet with sides then use cookie cutters to make cute little shapes. So fun to float a little heart or star in your hot chocolate. Thanks for the inspiration. Mimi

  21. Hi Kathy - your marshmellow looks so YUMMY! I have always wanted to make them myself - now I will try your recipe! Packaging them up with the candy canes is soooo cute! But then again you are so creative! Happy New Year to you!

  22. Homemade marshmallows dusted with cocoa powder? Wow, I bet those are fantastic in a cup of hot cocoa!

  23. Love the whole idea! Leave it to you to come up with something so cute. :)

  24. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! Stop! I am dying here!

    m ^..^

  25. This is such a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!



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