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