Nailed It!

I'm not even sure why I decided to make this marshmallow recipe because I don't even like marshmallows.....that is until I made them fresh and added peppermint!! These marshmallows were the perfect consistency and the peppermint was an instant burst of refreshment.

Peppermint Marshmallows 
via jun-blog 
The top photo is from the original blog
and the bottom photos is my attempt

3 packages unflavored gelatin
1 cup ice cold water
12 oz granulated sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp peppermint extract
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
nonstick spray
12 drops of red food coloring from red beet powder - I used regular food coloring

  • Place the gelatin into the stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. Attach the whisk attachment.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Place over medium high heat, cover, and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F, approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Once the mixture reaches this temperature, immediately remove from the heat.
  • Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture.
  • Once you have added all of the syrup, increase the speed to high.
  • Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the peppermint extract during the last minute of whipping.
  • Meanwhile, combine the confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray a 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. - I used a glass dish
  • Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture to the baking pan and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.
  • When ready, pour the marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan.
  • Dot the marshmallow across the pan with food coloring and using a fork or toothpick, swirl the food coloring to create a marbleized effect.
  • Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later.
  • Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a knife dusted with the confectioners’ sugar mixture.
  • Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
As you can see above, the final product didn't look very good in the pan. However, once I cut it up into small pieces, it actually looked pretty festive. Not pretty, but festive :)

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