So I’ve been wanting to try something new and different for a while. The holiday season is the perfect time to do it. Who doesn’t love marshmallows! The holidays have so many uses for marshmallows; sweet potato casserole, hot chocolate, toasting over the fire on a chilly night, decorating a ginger bread house…the list goes on. So, here you go a clean-ish marshmallow recipe. I say clean-ish because well, gelatin is not a 100% clean product. But, these babies are MUCH better than store bought ones and if you use the right brand of gelatin you can ensure you are going the cleanest you can.
I got this recipe from MommyPotamus, an awesome food blog. Click here to visit it. I tried a couple different marshmallow recipes that included different ingredients or cooking methods but this is the one I came back to because its simple and works everytime. This blog post include a video that was so incredibly helpful. Be sure to watch the video, it’s really helpful.
Do not be intimidated by these marshmallows – they are not hard at all! However, it is important that you have the right kitchen gadgets. A stand mixer is not absolutely necessary but is extremely helpful. You will definitely need a candy thermometer. The right temperature is necessary for these to work. A regular cooking thermometer will not work for this, it has to be a candy thermometer.
These can be really fun. You can cut them in any shape you want or even use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. I actually made two batches, one with organic non-gmo powered sugar and one with organic 100% cocoa powder. They were delicious!
My 4 year old ate about 10 of these before I could stop her. She loved them! I’m excited to try cooking with them, I have a plan to make sweet potato casserole.
Local Ingredient: Local honey from the farm market.
Kitchen Gadget: A candy thermometer is necessary for this. Here is one that we’ve found works really well. Polder THM-515 Candy/Jelly/Deep Fry Thermometer, Stainless Steel A stand mixer is also really great for this recipe and so many others. Here is our favorite! Kitchen Aid 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Silver