Candy Cane Marshmallows

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Concrete Gardener

Making for my friends for the holidays...

Top Review by mayness

This is actually pretty easy if you get everything organized before you start - even if you have hardly any experience with desserts/candies like me. =] The coloring is tough, I've gotta figure that part out still. Based on a comment on the Martha Stewart site where this recipe is from, I rolled them in powdered sugar after I cut them so they wouldn't stick together. And for cutting, kitchen shears worked a thousand times better than a knife. I'm going to make some green ones, too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • cooking spray
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 4 (1/4 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
  • 34 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring


  1. Coat an 8-inch square pan with spray, line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Coat parchment with spray and set pan aside.
  3. Put sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water in small saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Stop stirring, let mix come to a boil.
  6. Raise heat to medium high.
  7. Cook until mix registers 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  8. Sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 cup water, let stand 5 minutes.
  9. Set bowl over pan of simmering water, whisking constantly until dissolved.
  10. Stir in peppermint extract after removed from heat.
  11. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  12. Whisk gelatin into sugar mix.
  13. Add egg.
  14. Mix on high until very thick, about 12-15 minutes.
  15. Pour into lined pan and swirl with red food coloring.
  16. Let stand overnight and cut into squares.

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