December 24, 2015

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows

Yum
Move over regular marshmallows ... and make room for Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows!  Whip up a batch of these beauties and you'll be enjoying little pillows of chocolate marshmallow deliciousness.

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows ~ little pillows of chocolate marshmallow deliciousness.  Enjoy in a mugful of hot chocolate, or just as they are for a sweet treat snack.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


One of my absolute favorite candy confections to make {and eat, for that matter} is homemade marshmallows.  As I said in my previous post about how to make my favorite Homemade Marshmallows, marshmallows are completely-and-totally worth the homemade time and effort!

Despite there being perfectly-puffy-and-wonderful bags of marshmallow yumminess available for us to easily buy at the storehomemade  marshmallows are 142% completely-and-totally worth the homemade effort.

So after making homemade vanilla marshmallows for years, it was only natural that I start to experiment with other flavors, right?

And that's exactly what I've started doing!

The last time I whipped up a batch of marshmallows, I decided to try my hand at creating flavors other than the standard vanilla.  I didn't get too crazy on this first flavor attempt ... choosing to try out chocolate, coconut, and ... since it was nearing Christmas ... peppermint, and a peppermint-chocolate combination.

My results?

Well, they were mixed.  Coconut ~ I didn't get quite right.  They have potential ... but will take quite a bit more work before the flavor is just right.  Peppermint and peppermint-chocolate ~ I got the peppermint flavor too strong.  Which is easy to do with peppermint ... you have to be careful.  While both peppermint versions were good, I've got to tone it down a bit before those will be ready for prime time.

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows ~ little pillows of chocolate marshmallow deliciousness.  Enjoy in a mugful of hot chocolate, or just as they are for a sweet treat snack.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

But the homemade Chocolate Marshmallows?  Nailed it!

The chocolate marshmallows were absolutely a winner!  By simply taking the base vanilla homemade marshmallow recipe, adding unsweetened cocoa powder into the mix, and dialing back on the vanilla extract,  little pillows of chocolate marshmallow deliciousness were born.  They're perfect for enjoying in a mugful of hot chocolate ... or for popping in your mouth just as they are for a little sweet treat snack.  And, double-chocolate S'mores, anyone?

Yes indeed, just like their vanilla counterparts, homemade Chocolate Marshmallows are absolutely worth the homemade time and effort.  Whip up a batch of these beauties and you'll be enjoying little pillows of chocolate marshmallow deliciousness.

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows ~ little pillows of chocolate marshmallow deliciousness.  Enjoy in a mugful of hot chocolate, or just as they are for a sweet treat snack.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows
Source:  Adapted from Barefoot Contessa
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 c. cold water, divided
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • confectioners' sugar + unsweetened cocoa powder mixed together, for dusting
Directions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water. Allow to sit while you prepare the sugar syrup.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and remaining 1/2 cup cold water. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Raise heat to high and cook until the sugar syrup reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove sugar syrup from the heat. With the mixer on low speed and fitted with the whisk attachment, slowly pour sugar syrup into the gelatin. Turn mixer up to high speed and whip until very thick, about 15 minutes. Add cocoa powder and vanilla; mix thoroughly.
  4. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13" glass baking dish with plastic wrap. Spray plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray and dust generously with confectioners' sugar. Pour marshmallow mixture into prepared pan, smooth the top, and dust top with mixture of confectioners' sugar + cocoa powder.
  5. Allow marshmallows to stand uncovered overnight to dry.
  6. Turn marshmallows out onto a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut marshmallow into 1-inch wide strips. Cut strips into 1-inch squares. Roll cut sides in mixture of confectioners' sugar + cocoa powder.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 or 4 days. If marshmallows become sticky, remove the container lid for a bit to allow marshmallows to dry.

4 comments:

  1. Chocolate marshmallows sound so yummy. I have never tried making them before...maybe this would be something to try before the end of the year.
    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Oh man, those look fantastic! I am totally guilty of sitting on the couch and devouring a bag of marshmallows, so I'm afraid of what I'll do with these. Pinned!
    Megan
    www.excelathome.net

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  3. Hi Tracey,
    Last year I made marshmallows from scratch. Even people who weren't marshmallow fans enjoyed them. I like them because they are naturally Gluten Free. Having Celiac disease really limits what I am able to eat. I'm going to pin these on my Celiac Friendly Recipe Board. The only foreseeable issue I might run into is finding a dairy free cocoa powder. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

    Olivia- Co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection

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  4. What a great Marshmallow with awesome flavor. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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