Peppermint Marshmallows

Peppermint marshmallows

Tastes like Christmas!

Homemade candy is probably one of the sweetest gifts you can give to someone. These are really easy to make, you do not actually need a candy thermometer – check my cherry flavoured marshmallows recipe for cooking the syrup without candy thermometer.

I’ll be stocking these cute little peppermint hearts in a glass jar and wrapping it up to be delivered personally during the holidays. So excited, as it’s only my second batch of homemade marshmallows and I still have lot to learn.

Peppermint marshmallows

 

Peppermint marshmallows

 

Peppermint Marshmallows
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Prep Time
35minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7minutes 8hours
Prep Time
35minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7minutes 8hours
Peppermint Marshmallows
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Prep Time
35minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7minutes 8hours
Prep Time
35minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7minutes 8hours
Ingredients
  • 28 grams pure gelatin powder
  • 230 mililiters water divided
  • 200 grams light corn syrup
  • 340 grams sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint candy flavouring
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food colouring
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Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients, dividing water into 120 ml cold and 110 ml in room temperature. You will also need a heavy bottom sauce pan, square/rectangular baking pan, sifter, spatula, a mixing bowl and a flat beater.
  2. Prepare a baking pan by lightly spraying with nonstick spray, then place a parchment paper or aluminium foil in the bottom and coat with sifted powdered sugar.
  3. Pour cold water into a mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin powder on top and leave to absorb.
  4. Place water, sugar, corn syrup and salt in saucepan and bring to boil over medium high temperature.
  5. Place candy thermometer in the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 110 °C then remove from the heat.
  6. Start mixing mixing the gelatin on low speed and slowly pour the boiling sugar syrup in.
  7. Gradually increase the mixing speed to high and beat for approximately 10 minutes until thick, white and glossy. Add peppermint flavouring and continue beating for a minute.
  8. Pour onto your baking pan, and spread evenly using a lightly oiled spatula to prevent sticking.
  9. Add drops of red food coloring on top and swirl around by using a toothpick.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and leave to stand for minimum of 8 hours.
  11. Cut into hearts using a small cookie cutter or cut into squares using kitchen scissors.
  12. Lightly dust with powdered sugar and serve. Store in airtight container.