"These homemade marshmallows with a hint of peppermint are great for adding to a cup of hot chocolate." — Cari
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3 (.25 ounce) packages
light corn syrup
These are wonderful. Use a candy thermometer if you have one and cook until 235 -takes the guesswork out. I added peppermint oil and omitted the vanilla. We crushed candy canes and some leftover peppermint meringues to dust on top. These are HUGE-filled a 11x7 pan. After they are cut, I shook them in a big platic bag filled with the cornstarch/sugar/crushed candy canes. I'll be making another batch for Christmas Eve cocoa as I don't expect these to last long!
The formula for this is great, BUT I am rating it low because there is waaay to much peppermint extract in this. I knew it when I was making it, and only added 1 tsp, but it was still way to strong. I highly suggest only using 1/4-1/2 tsp peppermint extract if you want marshmallows for people who don't need a stuffy nose cleared up, and don't need a breathmint. Other than that, the basic formula, and directions were great, thanks :)
I only made these with vanilla (so no peppermint, at least not yet) and it's SOOOOO easy. When it says to have a hard boil make sure that the entire surface of the liquid is bubbling like crazy. I was a little apprehensive about pouring the whole hot mixture over the gelatin at once (I've only seen "stream in the syrup a little at a time..."), but it worked. Set your timer for 6 minutes and check the marshmallows in the mixture then, my marshmallows were done in 8 minutes. Let it set before you try it, otherwise it tastes like too much gelatin - trust me. Great recipe, especially since one of my boys have an egg allergy. Thanks for the great recipe.
Really good recipe! If you want to try something different instead of pepermint extract use coconut extract, and top it with coconut toasted before it sets. It turns really really good.
This was an easy recipe and method to follow, and the results are tasty. I messed up and thought I had enough corn syrup, only to discover I didn't. I used about 1/3 cup of pancake syrup (and then omitted the peppermint flavor). So I guess I made butter pecan marshmallows! I can't wait to try these again with the peppermint next!
I never knew making my own marshmallows could be so easy! I made a big batch of these to pair with jarred hot cocoa for christmas presents- a big hit with family and friends! Next time I will half the peppermint, as it was bit too much but otherwise very tasty. A little goes a long way! Thanks for sharing :)
These were very easy to make. I do agree with another reviewer that for MY taste there is a little too much peppermint extract in it. I think I would scale it back to 1-1 1/2t. Other than that, perfect! I used an 8x8 pan and cut it into 36 large chunks, but you can always make them smaller.
This was the first time ever making marshmallows. It was easy and delicious. All my friends loved them and were really surprised about them being homemade.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/40 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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