Homemade Marshmallow Recipe
Hey y’all I am Amy from the blog A Blossoming Life and I’m excited to be here on Kelly’s blog sharing this fun St. Patrick’s Day treat.
St. Patrick’s day is a fun holiday for everyone to partake in… I mean isn’t everyone a little Irish on St. Patrick’s day? So today I wanted to share with you this fun little recipe that everyone will love. And a little birdie told me that leprechauns love marshmallows. Better yet, they really love homemade marshmallows. Have you ever made your own marshmallows? They look intimidating, but they are actually super easy and fun! You could even get the kids involved for a little science experiment. It’s fun to watch how big and fluffy the marshmallow mix gets.
I saved a few plain marshmallows for myself to top a cup of steamy hot chocolate. Even though it is almost March it is extra cold in southern Illinois. Nothing that hot chocolate, a cozy blanket, and a movie can’t fix. Bah who am I kidding. I would much rather be in warm 80 degree weather!
Homemade Marshmallow Recipe
- 3 tablespoons gelatin, unflavored
- 1 cup water, cold and divided
- 1 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- Whisk together 1/2 cup cold water and gelatin in the bowl of your electric mixer. Allow to sit for 15-30 minutes.
- Combine sugar, honey, 1/2 cup water and salt in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Increase the heat to high and cook without stirring until the temperature reaches about 240º. Immediately remove the pan from the heat.
- Turn your stand mixer to low. Using the whisk attachment, slowly pour the hot honey mixture into the softened gelatin. Once combined, increase the speed to high and beat for about 15-20 minutes. Add in vanilla extract during the last 2 minutes of whisking.
- Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour marshmallow mixture into pan and smooth out flat. Let sit for at least 4 hours to overnight. Turn out onto a cutting board and cut marshmallows using a knife. I found it easiest to cut the marshmallows if I ran the knife under hot water before cutting each row.
- Break apart cubes and roll in powdered sugar to keep from sticking.
Green Coconut Topping Recipe
- 1 cup white chocolate
- 1-2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
- Few drops of green food coloring
- In a double boiler or microwave safe dish, melt white chocolate. If your white chocolate is not melting well you can add 1 tbs of coconut oil to add smoothness.
- Place coconut in a separate bowl and stir in food coloring until desired color is achieved.
- Dip marshmallows into white chocolate about half way up marshmallow and then roll in green coconut. Allow to dry. You don’t want to place the marshmallow in the white chocolate too long or it will start to melt.
What a fun sweet way to celebrate St. Patty’s day! Yah that rhymed.