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Peppermint Marshmallows are easy to make for the holidays. This marshmallow recipe tastes like peppermint candy canes.
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Peppermint Marshmallows

Peppermint Marshmallows are easy to make for the holidays. This marshmallow recipe tastes like peppermint candy canes.
Prep Time3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Martha Stewart

Ingredients

  • Non-stick spray
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 packages of unflavoured gelatin
  • Another 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons red food colouring

Instructions

  • Prep an 8 inch square pan by spraying it with non stick spray. Then line the pan with parchment. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water and cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Stop stirring and let it come to a boil over medium high heat until it reaches 260 degrees.
  • In the meantime put 3/4 cup of water in a heat proof bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Let stand for 5 minutes while it softens. Now set the bowl of gelatin over a pot of simmering water and whisk it constantly until the gelatin dissolves. Remove from the heat and add the peppernint extract. Set aside.
  • Now beat the eggs whites in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment until they get a bit stiff.
  • Take your gelatin mixture and add it to the sugar mixture. Give it a stir then gradually add this to the mixer with the egg white mixture. Mix until it thickens a lot, takes about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Pour this into the pan you prepared earlier and smooth out. Work fast and add drops of red food colouring to the pan. Take a toothpick and drag it back and forth through the pan to swirl the red into the white.
  • Let the marshmallows set for about 3 hours, or overnight.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Use in hot chocolate, or put into tins or plastic bags to give as gifts.
  • Serve with a big old pepperminty smile!