Maple Marshmallows

Ingredients

3 Tbsp. unflavoured gelatin powder (3 packets)
½ cup and 2 tablespoons of cold water
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 Tsp. maple extract
¾ cup water
1 ¼ cup dark corn syrup
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
pinch salt
2 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 cup corn starch, divided

Preparation

1
Prepare a 9×13 in baking pan with cooking spray. (Ensure the entire dish is coated, as the marshmallow mixture is very sticky. Combine ½ cup of powdered sugar with ¼ cup cornstarch. Sift mixture into the baking dish and shake so the dish is coated. Set aside.
2
In a large bowl combine gelatin, vanilla extract, and maple extract with ½ cup and 2 tablespoons of cold water. Gently whisk mixture until well combined and no lumps remain. Continue to whisk until the gelatin reaches a consistency similar to baby food (about one minute). Set aside.
3
In a medium saucepan combine ¾ cup water, corn syrup, granulated sugar, and salt. Whisk to combine and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover pot, reduce heat and simmer for about 2 and a half minutes. Remove from heat.
4
Pour mixture over gelatin and beat on medium with an electric mixer until combined, about one minute. Increase speed to maximum and beat for 15-20 minutes until the mixture is glossy and makes meringue like peaks.
5
Pour marshmallow mixture into prepared 9×13 inch dish and spread evenly. Wet spatula and smooth the top until it’s even.
6
Leave the marshmallow mixture uncovered on a counter for 24 hours to set.
7
Once the marshmallows have set, prepare your workspace. Combine remaining powdered sugar and cornstarch in a medium sized bowl. Dust some of the mixture onto a cutting board.
8
Wet a sharp knife and drag it along the edges of the 9×13 inch dish to loosen the marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle some of the powdered sugar onto the top of the marshmallows and flip the dish onto prepared cutting board.
9
Cut the marshmallows into squares, occasionally wetting the knife to make more precise cuts. Toss marshmallow squares in the cornstarch sugar mixture until well coated.
10
Store marshmallows in a sealed container, layered between wax paper.

About

Light and fluffy maple marshmallows made without a stand mixer. They make a great holiday gift too!

Other Names:

diy marshmallows

Added:

December 8, 2011

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