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Peppermint Marshmellows for Christmas

Brooke by Brooke
December 12th, 2014

How cute do these look?! These make a perfect Christmas present for friends (or yourself!). I’d always assumed it would too hard to make marshmellows I was wrong!

What you’ll need:

Nonstick cooking spray

3 packages unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup cold water

2 cups  sugar

2/3 cup light corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Icing’ sugar, sifted, for coating

What to do:

Lightly spray a 9-by-9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with plastic wrap, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 10 minutes.

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In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil; boil rapidly for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and, with the mixer on high, slowly pour the boiling syrup down the side of the mixer bowl into gelatin mixture. Add salt and continue mixing for 12 minutes. Add peppermint extract and mix until well combined.

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Spray a rubber spatula or your hands with cooking spray. Spread gelatin mixture evenly into pan using prepared spatula or your hands. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place, spray side down, on top of marshmallows. Let stand for 2 hours.

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Carefully remove marshmallows from pan. Remove all plastic wrap and discard. Cut marshmallows into 2-inch squares using a sprayed a sharp knife. Place confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl. Working in batches, add marshmallows to bowl and toss to coat. Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

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Enjoy! B xx

Thanks to Cupcakes and Cashmere for this great idea!

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