Homemade Marshmallows

Marshmallows are always a favourite with kids as they’re pretty much pure sugar and you can do so much with them, so if you really want to treat your kids then make these Homemade Marshmallows with them for a treat they’ll never forget!


Butter, for greasing & confectioners' sugar, for coating

2 tablespoons gelatin, strawberry flavor or any flavors

1/2 cup cold water

2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup boiling water

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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- Butter a square baking dish. Line with waxed paper, then butter waxed paper, and lightly coat with confectioners' sugar.

- Disolve gelatin in cold water, in the bowl of a stand mixer, using whisk attachment.

- In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, whisk together granulated sugar, boiling water and salt; bring to a boil, whisking frequently.

- Stop whisking, and cook for 15-20 minutes, or   until a thermometer reads 168 degrees C.

- Pour syrup slowly over gelatin. Add vanilla extract, and beat on medium speed, for 20 minutes, or until thick and cool.

- Butter a spatula, and scrape marshmallow cream into prepared dish; smooth the surface.

- Freeze overnight, then remove waxed paper from dish, lifting out marshmallow.

- Peel waxed paper off, then cut into squares, on a cutting board, using a buttered-sharp knife. Lightly dust marshmallows with additional confectioners' sugar.

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    My Girls are up to making these...Then we will toast them on the fire!
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    Ok must try this one, my girls would get a big kick out of making these
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