Friday, June 21, 2013

Homemade S'more Marshmallows (no corn syrup!)

I've seen a few posts about homemade marshmallows lately, so I had to try it out for myself.  Most recipes call for an insane amount of sugar and corn syrup, which I would really prefer not to use.  Luckily, one of my Facebook friends posted this recipe for homemade marshmallows that has honey as the sweetener.  I can't believe how simple it was!!!

1 c. water, divided
3 tbsp. gelatin
1 c. liquid honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

Place 1/2 c. water in a mixing bowl.  Add gelatin and let it soften.  Meanwhile, combine the other 1/2 c. water, honey, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat for about 7-8 minutes, until it reaches 240 F.  (I couldn't get mine past 220 F, so I boiled it for a few minutes longer and nothing seemed to change so I stopped.)  Make sure you use a big enough pot that it won't boil over on you.  As soon as it reaches 240 F, remove from heat.  Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour the honey mixture into the gelatin mixture, then turn the mixer on high for about 10 minutes.  It should look like thick, white, marshmallow fluff when it's done.  Line a 9x13" baking dish with parchment paper (or use a cookie sheet if you want smaller marshmallows) and spread the mixture onto the paper.  Sprinkle with toppings if you like.  Try 2 tbsp. each of cornstarch and icing sugar (for a powdery coating like store-bought marshmallows), or jazz it up with whatever you like.  I used grated chocolate and graham cracker crumbs for a S'more marshmallow.  Allow them to set for a few hours, and then slice into squares and enjoy!
There were a huge hit at our barbeque potluck tonight!
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Stéphanie said...

yum! they sound and look delicious! Did the marshmallow taste like honey?

Kathy said...

No, not really. They were a lot fluffier than regular marshmallows, but otherwise they tasted the same.