Peppermint Marshmallows


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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 http://thecakeblog.com/2013/11/recipe-butters-famous-marshmallows.html, which states to be the recipe from the Butter Baked Goods, who is famous for these flavored confections.

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Water and gelatin in sitting in my mixer bowl.
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Sugar, corn syrup, salt and remaining 1⁄2 cup of water. Get the mixture to boil up to 240F.
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Turn the mixer on to low and slowly pour the hot sugar mixture down the side of the bowl.
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Once it’s all in, turn the whisk on high until the marshmallow gets really fluffy and thick.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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Liking the swirly look!
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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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