Marshmallows For Your Cocoa

| 12/15/2014 11:07:00 AM

TracyHot cocoa has always been a holiday favorite for my family, and the grandchildren LOVE marshmallows! I learned how to make marshmallows years ago, but had forgotten how easy they are. Since I'm on a homemade kick this year, I broke out the candy thermometer and got to work.

It takes 20 minutes to get to town, so we like to make sure we get anything we might need whenever we're there. This week, instead of buying marshmallows, I bought the supplies to make my own. Now, I can make as much as I want. All it takes is gelatin, corn syrup, sugar, confectioner's sugar, water, vanilla and salt. Yep, that’s it. For extra fun, you can use anything you want for toppings, or you can leave them plain. I crushed peppermints for the top.


Homemade Marshmallows

• 2 teaspoons butter
• 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
• 1 cup cold water, divided
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 cup light corn syrup
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Confectioner's sugar to sprinkle in pan and on top of marshmallows

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