These DIY peppermint marshmallows are easy and fun to make! This week, Becky and I made these 3 ingredient cookies and we finally made hot chocolate (I say finally because it has been in the 70’s in the Carolinas- not really winter weather, but we didn’t mind it since we could take the kids outside to play a little more.)
These peppermint marshmallows are a favorite of ours and the kids love them even more.
This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewarts’s marshmallow recipe, with a few tweaks that we’ve made over the years.
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 packages unflavored gelatin (use the 1/4 ounce packages)
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup water (separate)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pam (or any non-stick spray)
Start by lining a 9X9 inch pan with plastic wrap (we let it overhang by about 2 inches on each side, to allow it to come off easily. Spray this with non-stick spray.
Add 1/2 cup cold water to a mixing bowl.
Pour the gelatin over the water and let it sit for 10 minutes (try to sprinkle it over the whole top and not just drop it in a heap.)
While the gelatin is sitting, get ready with a medium saucepan. In a saucepan, mix the corn syrup, sugar & 1/4 cup water. Let it boil for about 60-90 seconds before removing from the heat.
Once you have removed it, pour it into the gelatin mixture (while it is still VERY hot). Mix this for 10 minutes.
- Add peppermint and mix again for two minutes.
Spread your mixture onto the pan (Tip: you may need to spray a spatula with PAM to help you get more into the bowl.)
Spray a second sheet of plastic wrap and lay it on top of the marshmallows (the sprayed side touches the marshmallows).
After around 2 hours, flip it over, onto a cutting board. Remove ALL plastic wrap.
Use a cookie cutter (that has been sprayed with non-stick spray) to cut your marshmallows into shapes. We used snowflakes, gingerbread men and Santa for ours, but you could do this any time of the year. (Well- and Beau made a few car marshmallows, of course).
Coat a plate with powdered sugar (looks great and keeps them from sticking). When you are done cutting your cookie cutters, lay them on the sugared plate and sprinkle them with
Be prepared- your kids will want to make these the very next day.