Homemade Pretty in Pink Valentine’s Marshmallows
Having fun in the kitchen with my family is what the holidays are all about and Valentine’s Day is no different. These pretty in pink marshmallows are a great hit for Valentine’s Day, something different from your usual cookies or cupcakes. We added a bit of coconut flavor and they melted in your mouth. Fun to make and share with friends, too!
Homemade Valentine Marshmallows
2 envelopes (17g.) powdered gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
4 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
Few drops of red food coloring
1 cup corn starch
1 cup powdered sugar
- Mix the marshmallow mixture together and then using about 1/3 dust a rimmed baking sheet evenly and completely with a generous layer, going up the sides of the pan too, set aside.
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the 1/2 cup water in a small bowl and set aside.
- Mix the sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and with a candy thermometer heat until it reaches 210 F.
- Meanwhile beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until frothy. Once the sugar/corn syrup mixture reaches 210 F increase the speed on the mixer and beat until thick and fluffy.
- When the syrup reaches 245 F slowly pour the hot mixture into the whites with the mixer going on low, careful not to splatter. Using the same pot, while it is still warm add the gelatin mixture and melt, stirring. Add to the whipping white mixture. Add the coconut extract and the red food coloring to make the preferred shade of pink.
- Spread the marshmallow mixture with a spatula onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow to dry for 4 hours or overnight, uncovered.
- Dust the top of the marshmallows with the marshmallow mixture. Place the rest of the marshmallow mixture into a large bowl. Using heart cookie cutters dusted also, cut out heart shapes and place them in the marshmallow mixture to cover, shake off excess. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Adapted from The Great Book of Chocolate and David Lebovitz
ABOUT TARA: Tara’s love of cooking started at a very young age where she would cook for her family. That love has continued over the years and now includes lots of time spent in the kitchen with her husband and daughter creating and entertaining. She also has a new found love of photography, working hard to increase her skills. When pulled away from the kitchen the family loves to explore and travel.
This post was written by Tara Noland for Bonbon Break Media, LLC.
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