This has become a staple holiday treat that I have given out at Christmas so many times our friends and family have grown to expect them. Previously I have used 2 egg whites in the recipe, but I found that texture and flavor is exactly the same if not better without the eggs.
There is nothing more tasty than popping one of these puppies on a cup of hot chocolate and snuggling up on the couch!
2 packets unflavored gelatin
1/2 c cold water
2 c granulated sugar
2/3 c light corn syrup
1/4 c water
1/4 tsp coarse kosher salt
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
red gel food coloring & red sprinkles, or whatever you want to use to decorate
-Lightly spray a 11x14 glass dish with cooking spray
*NOTE* The depth will determine the size of your marshmallow.
-In a mixing bowl sprinkle gelatin on top of 1/2 c cold water and allow to sit.
-In a medium saucepan mix together sugar, corn syrup & 1/4 water over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Boil rapidly for at least 1 minute.
-Mix gelatin and water at a medium speed while slowly pouring the hot sugar liquid into mixing bowl. Add salt & peppermint and beat on high for 12 minutes. Add a few drops of food coloring and blend for just a second to swirl the color through.
-With a rubber spatula QUICKLY transfer marshmallow goo into glass dish. Decorate as desired.
*TRICK* To make marshmallows as even as possible, spray a piece of parchment paper with cooking spray and gently press and smooth the top of the marshmallows-leave parchment paper on top and let sit overnight.