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Thread: My Homemade Marshmallows!! Sooooo easy!

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    My Homemade Marshmallows!! Sooooo easy!

    Here's my recipe! This is from the 50's and can be decorated with sprinkles of all kinds. Mine turned out nice and thick as I made them in a 8x8 pan instead of 9x13 like the original recipe called for. Enjoy!

    Ingredients:


    2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
    2 cups white sugar
    1-1/4 cups water, divided




    Directions:


    In a large mixing bowl, stir together gelatin and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water. Set aside to soften.


    Combine remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Do not stir once the sugar syrup begins to boil. Heat to 270 degrees F (130 degrees C) (or about 6 min.).


    With an electric mixer running on low speed, carefully pour hot sugar syrup into gelatin mixture. Beat on high speed until mixture is light and fluffy and mixture is no longer warm to the touch, 10 to 15 minutes. (I did this for exactly 11 min.)


    Pour into a lightly greased 8x8 inch baking dish and let set 8 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve.
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    Do you leave it sit on the counter top over night or in he refrigerator?

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    I wonder if this could be made with splenda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Do you leave it sit on the counter top over night or in he refrigerator?
    It's best to refrigerate it but then again, not absolutely necessary as they will be fine either way!

    p.s. I did spray the knife with Pam so the cutting was easier or a hot knife would give the same results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lildinks2013 View Post
    I wonder if this could be made with splenda?
    I think it would work just as well with splenda as sugar! The 2nd time I made them, I realized they are sweet enough already without dusting the pan with 10x sugar as they suggested so I eliminated that.

    These are wonderful by the way and so much BETTER than store-bought!

    Freezing them is an excellent way to have them for hot cocoa in the fall and winter and much to my amazement, they needed NO thawing, haha! Store-bought marshmallows need to that for at least 1 min. as I've timed them before.

    You can tell I've always wanted to make my own marshmallows and finally got around to it!!

    Another thing about making marshmallows is that it will not 'explode' on you like some suggested when combining the syrup with the gelatin as in a science experiment. It just didn't happen.

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    Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Homemade Marshmallows are the best!

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    Thanks for sharing this recipe! ::::::drool::::::
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    ​They look delicious! I wonder how it would be as a cake filling and icing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​They look delicious! I wonder how it would be as a cake filling and icing?
    Absolutely fantastic! You would probably need to stop mixing it after 6 or 7 min. and it is fluffy and really white the longer you beat it. It will resemble Marshmallow Creme. Also, for Marshmallow Treats made with Rice Krispies it is delicious as one lady posted she was making those.

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    These are wonderful. I give them in a jar or other cute container at Christmas with some nice hot chocolate packets. Folks rave about them. :-)
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    They look delicious. I wonder if you could use a few drops of food coloring. Making colors for Christmas, Halloween & Easter. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TnBecky View Post
    They look delicious. I wonder if you could use a few drops of food coloring. Making colors for Christmas, Halloween & Easter. Thanks for sharing.
    Yes, you sure could! You can shape them into Easter peeps too -- all colors!

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    Can't wait to make some more!
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    This sounds like a really nice gift item for Christmas. Can you add vanilla when mixture is still warm? I think a few of the local knit group made these and dipped them in chocolate. Their comments were positive about how good they were.

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    hmmm.. rice crispy treats

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    Quote Originally Posted by judi wess View Post
    This sounds like a really nice gift item for Christmas. Can you add vanilla when mixture is still warm? I think a few of the local knit group made these and dipped them in chocolate. Their comments were positive about how good they were.
    Glad you asked about the vanilla! I added it when blending both syrup and gelatin mix together right before beating. I forgot to say that gelatin has no flavor so yes definitely add either vanilla flavoring or peppermint with crushed peppermint that marshmallows are rolled in or almond flavoring, anything to give it a boost in flavor!

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    Thanks for sharing! It looks fun to try and you say very tasty.
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    Yummy, I made these a few times and dipped them in melting chocolate. So good.

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    I should have asked earlier, but I wasn't thinking. After cutting them do you dust them with powder sugar to keep them from sticking together???

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    puh-leese, stop showing pictures, I've licked my screen too many times.
    I can smell them and wish I could taste them. they look so yummy!!!
    i'll pm you my addy so you can send me some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TnBecky View Post
    I should have asked earlier, but I wasn't thinking. After cutting them do you dust them with powder sugar to keep them from sticking together???
    They are already sweet enough so I eliminated the powdered sugar on the 2nd batch. The 1st batch I sprayed the pan with Pam and then dusted with the 10x sugar. Then realized it wasn't necessary. Spray the knife with Pam to make cutting easier. Marshmallows will stick together no matter what you do! haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    puh-leese, stop showing pictures, I've licked my screen too many times.
    I can smell them and wish I could taste them. they look so yummy!!!
    i'll pm you my addy so you can send me some.
    They don't look real until you take a bite out of one!! haha! I would love to send everybody some!!!

    If you want them bigger than this, just use a smaller pan!! They'll be triple this size!! Enjoy it!!

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    Thanks for letting me know, I just thought that might help them not to stick together. I wouldn't want them any sweeter. I think I will try this for Halloween night, we always have neighbors come here to help give out candy. We sit outside with a fire pit & drink hot chocolate. A wonderful time fime for the children & the grown ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TnBecky View Post
    Thanks for letting me know, I just thought that might help them not to stick together. I wouldn't want them any sweeter. I think I will try this for Halloween night, we always have neighbors come here to help give out candy. We sit outside with a fire pit & drink hot chocolate. A wonderful time fime for the children & the grown ups.
    Wow, that sounds great for Halloween night! They'll be a hit! Here's some coating ideas for everyone! I promise, my last pic!!
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