• Make Your Own Marshmallows

    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-lissmarshmallows.gif This particular recipe is just about the easiest recipe in the world to make, although it can sound a bit complicated
    at first. If you've never experienced the sweet creamy flavor of a Real Marshmallow, you are in for a treat. These light fluffy munchies will make your tastebuds dance.

    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20009.jpg In a Large mixing bowl (or electric mixer bowl) Combine:

    * 2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored knox gelatin
    * 1/2 c. Cold water

    Allow it to set at least 20 minutes.
    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20005.jpg Combine the following over low/med heat in a saucepan:

    * 1/2 c. Cold water
    * 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    * 1 cup light corn syrup
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20006.jpg Scrape the edges of the pan to get ALL of the sugar crystals.
    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20012.jpg Increase heat to med/high and cook syrup until it reaches 244 degrees ( Borderline Firm Ball Stage) on the Candy thermometer. Immediately remove from heat.
    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20014.jpg Turn mixer on low speed with whisk attachment on the lowest setting and very carefully pour hot syrup into the softened gelatin. Be very careful not to pour the syrup into the moving whisk itself as this could cause splattering (and potential for getting burned!)
    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20018.jpg Gradually increase the speed to High and continue to beat the marshmallow until it's very thick, white and tripled in volume. (This takes about 15 minutes in an electric stand mixer).
    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20022.jpg Add Vanilla and beat until fully incorporated.
    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-8-13-08-20025.jpg Dust (very generously) a 9 x13 pan with Confectioners sugar.

    Pour marshmallow mix into the pan and allow to set several hours (uncovered). Do not place in the fridge.)

    A few notes- I Highly recommend using a KitchenAid mixer for this recipe. If you have a hand mixer that will work too, but I recommend having a helper nearby that you can swap with if you get tired of Whipping!

    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-lissmarshmallows.gif

    Liss Notes on Variations:

    Roll Finished Product into Dark Cocoa Powder or Toasted Coconut, or Jimmies rather than confectioners sugar

    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-marshmallow-fire-icon.gif To Make a Family Size S'mores Dessert simply cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan with crushed graham crackers and then a layer of broken up chocolate bars. Add your marshmallow after whipping, top with chocolate and another layer of crushed graham crackers. Cut into small squares and roll in confectioners sugar.

    Tried -n- True Tips:
    ~ Cutting Tip- To easily cut into squares quickly, use a Pizza cutter dusted in confectioners sugar

    ~For Fun & Festivities- let the kids cut them out using various cookie cutter shapes (Stars for the 4th of July, Pumpkins or Ghosts for Halloween, etc)

    Chocolate Almond Dipped Spoons-holiday.gif For the Holiday- Generously Sprinkle the top with Crushed Peppermint Candies as soon as the marshmallow is poured. Allow it to set for several hours, cut into small squares and dip 1 corner in chocolate. Makes gorgeous- delicious candies that melt in your mouth, literally.

    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Ketsyc's Avatar
      Ketsyc -
      I am going to make this as soon as I get a mixer! I love MARSHMALLOWS! My husband thinks I'm nuts but my 17 year old appreciated my nuttiness when I taught him how to toast marshmallows over the stove top! (Not a job for children. If you touch the burners you have to clean it off while its hot!)
    1. mawmaws's Avatar
      mawmaws -
      I love marshmallows to, I buy a bag every week so I will try this recipe out

    Have something you'd like to add? Register & Login to add your own comments, thoughts, questions or suggestions.

    As always, Registration is Free!

  • More MYO Recipes:


    Karl Ratzsch's Restaurant -- Split Pea Soup with Ham

    My DEXH moved to Wisconsin last spring. He lives in Oshkosh and since he's retired, he's been exploring the state. Fresh-water fishing is his passion and that's why he chose to move to Wisconsin! ...

    mos 11-13-2015, 07:44 PM Go to last post

    Re: Applebee's Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce

    YUM, these look absolutely scrumptious!

    FreebieQueen 11-07-2015, 11:41 AM Go to last post

    Carolina's Diner Sloppy Joe Macaroni and Cheese

    This is just good 'ole comfort food and I think that I have the recipe just right!
    Carolina's Diner Sloppy Joe Macaroni and Cheese
    round Beef:
    1 tbs vegetable oil
    1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

    mos 11-06-2015, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  • Keep Reading . . .

    Windshield Washer MixWindshield Washer Mix

    Make your own Windshield Washer Fluid Mix and other easy frugal household recipes

    Suet Cups & ConesSuet Cups & Cones

    Learn how to make your own suet cups and cones to feed the birds in your backyard

    DIY Orthopedic Pet BedDIY Orthopedic Pet Bed

    Pets are like kids, you love them, you want them to be comfortable, but they can be expensive, here's how to make a Dirt Cheap Orthopedic Pampered Pet bed in Any Size...

    Firmer Breasts

    Make Your Own treatment for Firmer Breasts and other money saving cosmetic recipes for women

(C) Melissa 'Liss' Burnell & Budget101.com 1995-2016
Material from www.Budget101.com may not be copied or distributed, or republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of Budget101.com, EXCEPT: you may print recipe pages for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose violates Budget101.com's intellectual property rights.