Peppermint Marshmallows

“may change flavors and food colorings..think I found these in a Martha Stewart magazine, of course, but they sure looked pretty..would like to try my hand at them and give as gifts during Christmas holidays with a jar of homemade hot chocolate”
READY IN:
3hrs 15mins
YIELD:
9 marshmallows
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Coat an 8" square pan with pan -- line bottom with parchment paper, coat paper with spray and set aside.
  2. Put sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water in small pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring till sugar is dissolved --
  3. Stop stirring. Just as mixture comes to a boil -- raise heat to medium high. Cook till mixture registers 360° on candy thermometer.
  4. Meanwhile sprinkle knox (unflavored) gelatin over 3/4 cup of water. Let stand 5 minutes to soften.
  5. Set bowl with gelatin mix over a pan of simmering water.
  6. Whisk constantly until gelatin is dissolved.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in extract and set aside.
  8. Beat egg whites in bowl of mixer till stiff, but not dry.
  9. Whisk gelatin mixture into sugar mixture, with mixer running -- gradually add to egg whites.
  10. Mix on high speed till very thick for 12-15 minutes.
  11. Pour mixture into lined pans.
  12. Working quickly, add drops of red food coloring and creat a marbelized effect -- using a toothpick.
  13. Let stand at room temperature about 3 hours.
  14. Cut into squares.
  15. Not sure on the cooking time. When I get around to make these, Iwill post any changes I can, but honestly these marshmallows looked awesome -- can imagine using other flavors like butterscotch, etc.

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