Peppermint Marshmallows


Once you make homemade marshmallows, it really is quite hard to go back.  They are relatively quick to make and the result is some awesome fluffy goodness!  You can google a bunch of recipes online, I happened to use the recipe found on, which states to be the recipe from the Butter Baked Goods, who is famous for these flavored confections.

Water and gelatin in sitting in my mixer bowl.
Sugar, corn syrup, salt and remaining 1⁄2 cup of water. Get the mixture to boil up to 240F.
Turn the mixer on to low and slowly pour the hot sugar mixture down the side of the bowl.
Once it’s all in, turn the whisk on high until the marshmallow gets really fluffy and thick.
I stopped at this point. Right after this, I added a few drops of red coloring and quickly turned my mixer on and off so that it just swirled the colors, without blending it all in (for that peppermint candy look)
Pour the mixture into a greased pan using a greased spatula. Parchment paper is also helpful in lifting it out once it sets.  Cover the marshmallows with a greased saran wrap and let it set overnight.
After letting it set overnight, go in and cut (with a greased knife) the rest of the marshmallows. The instructions say to cover the marshmallows with icing sugar first before cutting into them, but I found I was able to cut them okay and then just roll them around a bowl of icing sugar.
Liking the swirly look!
Rolling the cut up marshmallows in icing sugar.

Give these marshmallows a try and have fun adding different types of flavorings and colors to them!!  Enjoy!



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