Recipe by Shar-on

This recipe is one of my Mom's which she would use to top cookies at Christmas or make marshmallow as a candy. Its really simply. The cooking time is the preparation as well. This does not include the setting time.

Top Review by Nowhereville Domest

had lots of fun with this! Tried 2 batches, one with coconut extract, rolled in toasted coconut (the best by far!) and one with 1/2 coconut extract, 1/2 orange, which tasted like those gummy orange slices. They were a huge hit with the fam. My only problem was that they seemed to crystalize after a few days. I think I might try reducing the sugar a bit next time, and adding 1 T. corn syrup. Rolling them in corn starch is the only thing that keeps them from sticking. Will be making lots more of these in the future!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water.
  2. Boil sugar with boiling water until syrup tests thread stage.
  3. Add softened gelatin to syrup and let stand until partly cooled.
  4. Add salt and vanilla, then beat until fluffy and stiff.
  5. Spread mixture on cookies, then dip into flaked coconut or crushed corn flakes.
  6. Let set before storing.
  7. Place wax paper between layers of cookies to keep them from sticking together.
  8. For candy, put into a greased cake pan and let it set.
  9. After it has set, cut into 1 inch pieces, dipping them into coconut, corn flakes crumbs, crushed nuts or what you like.
  10. Place in a container where the pieces will not touch, or they could stick together.
  11. Enjoy!

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