Thursday, February 2, 2012

Luv U! Marshmallows!

Our Valentine post today is homemade marshmallows! Homemade marshmallows that are heart shaped, pink, cherry flavored, and have sprinkles! The total Valentine package!

2 teaspoon Butter
3 envelopes unflavored Gelatin
1 cup Cold Water, divided
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cherry Flavoring
Pink Coloring

Line a 13" X 9" pan with foil, and grease with butter.
In a large metal bowl,sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water
and set aside. Make sure the bowl is one you can 
use a mixer with.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar,corn syrup, 
salt, and remaining water. Bring the water to a boil.
Cook until a candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees.
Remove from heat and carefully add to the gelatin.
Beat on high until mix is thick and doubles in volume.
This should take about 15 minutes.
Add your vanilla.
Add your coloring.
Spread into prepared pan.
Spread as evenly as possible.
Cover with plastic and let it sit at room temp for 
6 hours or overnight.
Sprinkle a piece of parchment paper with confectioners 
sugar. Take the marshmallow out and out it on top
of the sugar. Lightly sprinkle the top of the 
marshmallow with sugar.
Using a small heart shaped cookie cutter, that is coated
with pan spray, start cutting out hearts,
and then roll the sides in sprinkles.
Place on a rack to dry a little.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for joining me today!
Stop by tomorrow for a classic Valentine's Day meal!

1 comment:

  1. I also love marshmallows. I think that their soft texture, different colors, and amazing taste made marshmallows a very efficient snack. I know that many kids also love to eat marshmallows.