I still remember being her age, coming in from the snow to a hot cup of chocolately goodness.
For me, cocoa isn’t complete without marshmallows!
The first ingredient in store bought marshmallows is corn syrup, so I haven’t topped Katie’s hot cocoa with marshmallows until now.
When we first tackled this recipe, my main goal was to make a healthier version of store bought marshmallows.
What I didn’t realize is just how much more delicious they are when you make them yourself.
Truly. These were the best marshmallows I’ve ever tasted.
Katie loved watching the consistency change as the syrup whipped from goopy to fluffy.
This project delighted her from start to finish.
And now we have fresh marshmallows for Christmas morning.
I hope your little ones enjoy this as much as she did!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- .75-oz unflavored gelatin (3 envelopes of Knox gelatin)
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cups simple sugar syrup (you can find the recipe here)
- 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
And here’s what you’ll do:
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