Beautiful, Fluffy & Fun Easter Marshmallows right from your very own kitchen! As delicious as those store bought peeps only FRESH & you get the FUN of making them!
3 single packets of Knox unflavored Gelatin
1 cup water use 1/2 cup in 2 steps
3 cups granulated sugar
2 cups light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons pure vanilla flavoring
butter & colored sanding sugar
Whisk gelatin & 1/2 cup cold water together in deep mixing bowl. Let sit for 1/2 hour. Next, stir together in deep heavy saucepan granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt & 1/2 cup water cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved stir during this process. Wipe down sides of pan with spoon so all sugar crystals dissolve. Then turn heat to high & cook without stirring until mixture reaches hard ball stage 244 degrees. You may use the cold water test , when mixture makes a firm but pliable "ball" or threads that will press into a hard but pliable ball. Remove from heat & SLOWLY beat into your gelatin. Beat on low until glossy then on high until mixture doubles in size about 10 to 15 minutes. Marshmallow will try to come up over the beaters, I use my hand mixer & bunny hop it up down so mix does not get the chance to form up over the beaters.If using a standing mixer keep a spatula handy to keep mix from coming up over ( GOOD LUCK). When mixture is double, beat in vanilla. In a large lasagna pan butter bottom & sides then coat with sanding sugar.The smaller the pan the higher the marshmallows. I like to get a big batch of not huge but nice sized marshmallows. Spoon marshmallows into pan & coat the top with more sanding sugar. Let sit over night so they dry our some what. With sharp knife cut into squares & coat cut edges with more sanding sugar. Store in tight airtight container with waxed paper between layers of marshmallows. These may be coated with powder sugar for the original marshmallow look & taste. CLEAN UP is the BEST because you will have a lot of oomphy marshmallow goodness to eat right from the beaters of your mixer & sides of the bowl. But HOT WATER cleans it right up too !
Prepared Pan ready for your marshmallow mixture!