My daughter had a really cute Valentine’s Day party last week and each guest had to bring a Valentine with them. We decided to make these adorable marshmallow Valentines for everyone. Making marshmallows is so easy and fun and we love giving them out in February. I hope all the kids enjoyed them in a rich cup of hot chocolate when they got home. I also had a blast making these with my daughter. It is so easy since there is no baking involved and they always come out perfectly. Enjoy!
Peppermint Swirl Marshmallow Valentine’s
adapted from Martha Stewart
3 envelopes (.25 ounce) unflavored gelatin
½ cup cold water
2 cups sugar
2/3 cups light corn syrup
1 pinch kosher salt
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
Red food paste
1. Spray a 9 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray then line it with plastic wrap, leaving a 4-inch overhang on each side.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the water and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Let it bloom – stand – for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, pour the sugar, corn syrup, and ¼ cup water into a saucepan and bring to a boil for one minute. Then add the salt and pour the mixture into the gelatin. Mix on high for 12 minutes.
3. Add the peppermint extract and mix for one more minute. Add food paste at the last second to create a swirl.
4. Spread the mixture into the lined pan and pat it down evenly. Allow the marshmallows to set for four hours. Cut them into squares and toss them lightly in confectioners’ sugar to keep them from sticking. Serve!
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