Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Marshmallows. Plain and (fairly) simple. Home made, just like mother always bought.
- 3 tablespoons knox unflavored gelatin (3 packets)
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2⁄3 cup corn syrup
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- powdered sugar, for dusting
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup cold water with gelatine in big bowl, set to the side.
- Let Bloom for 5-10 minutes. In pan combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water. Boil one minute.
- Pour sugar mixture into gelatine. Mix very hard for 12-15 minutes
- Add salt and vanilla. Scrape into an oiled long shallow, cookie pan with edges.
- Let set up for a few hours, until very firm to the touch.
- Then you take the huge loaf of marshmallow out and cut it into squares.
- Size is up to you. Small or big, cut out into the shape of Christmas trees or stars using cookie cutters. After you cut them up you need to roll them in the powered sugar so they dont stick to everything.
I don't know if i did something wrong or if this was the way they are supposed to be but they came out looking like jello jigglers.
These are great. My candy thermometer broke, so I specifically looked for a recipe that didn't call for the use of one. I halved the recipe and put it in an 8x8 pan. Thanks for sharing! We're loving them with our hot chocolate today.
Made for PAC, Spring 07 ~ Never, ever thought I'd be making my own marshmallows, but what the hey! I kept expecting something to go wrong, but it didn't, & these little puff balls were quite good! Even the kids in the neighborhood thought they were GOOOOOD! Wonder what these would be like to make in the fall, then roast them over an open fire? Hmmmmmm!! Or how about roasting one great big honkin' marshmallow!! Thanks for posting the recipe!