Homemade Marshmallows

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Makes about 100 marshmallow cubes

I N G R E D I E N T S

1 cup confectioners sugar
3 1/2 packs of unflavoured gelatin
1 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar 
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 egg whites
1 tbsp vanilla 

 

First thing you want to do is oil your pan. Make sure all sides are covered, and then sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Set aside.

In an electric mixer (We used Tegan's Kitchen Aid) sprinkle your gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water. Set aside.

In a heavy sauce pan cook sugar, corn syrup, salt and the other 1/2 cup of cold water, over low heat until all sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to moderate, and wait until your candy thermometer says 240°F  without stirring. (Should take around 12 minutes)

Once that is finished, remove from heat and pour over the gelatin you set aside earlier.

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Mix on high speed until it thickens, turns white, and has almost tripled in volume.

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In a separate medium bowl, mix egg whites. If you have an extra electric mixer, lucky you! We didn't have an extra so I had to do it the way my grandma did, alllll muscle. Mix until the egg whites can hold stiff peaks. Then add the vanilla.

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Pour the egg white mixture into the sugar mixture, and mix once again until it is all combined.

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Pour the marshmallow mixture into your pan, even it out and sprinkle with confectioners sugar!

Set it in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Once the time is up, take it out, and cut it into whatever size you would like your marshmallows to be! Also, a pizza knife would work great for slicing!

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Once you have cut the marshmallows, dip all of the sides into confectioners sugar so that they will not stick to each other when you store them.

Time for some s'mores! 

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