Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Marbled Marshmallows

  Ever feel like making art with food? I know that I often feel that way. Marshmallows are a great way to merge the two. You get something pretty and yummy. They are actually fairly easy to make, I used Alton Brown's recipe [since he is a culinary genius].

  •  3 Packs of Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 Cup of Cold Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch

  Pour 1/2 cup of the cold water into a mixing bowl then add the packages of gelatin.

  In a saucepan, mix together the rest of the water with the sugar, corn syrup, and salt over medium to high heat. Cover it and let it cook for about 4 minutes. Take off the lid and allow it to cook another 8 minutes [You are supposed to use a candy thermometer and wait till it gets to 240°F, but I don't keep one of those around]. Remove the pan from the heat.

  Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour the hot mixture into the bowl. Be very careful with the hot sugar mixture as it will burn you badly [I advise all children and small animals to leave the room ]. Once all the mixture is added, crank up the mixer and let it whip for about 13-14 minutes until it becomes thicker. Add the vanilla extract in for the last minute. You can also use other extracts like almond and peppermint to get a uniquely flavored marshmallow.

  While your mixer is busy at work, lightly spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray. Mix the cornstarch and powdered sugar in a small bowl and pour part of the mixture into the pan to give it a nice thick coating.

  When the mixing is finished, pour the marshmallow batter into the pan. This is where the art enters. Put a few drops of food coloring on top of the marshmallow. I use a [oiled] chopstick to swirl the colors together and create a marbled effect.

  Let is sit for about four hours until it hardens. Cup with a powdered knife and enjoy your beautiful snack!

 If you swirl in some green and red you would have some very cute Christmas goodies!



  1. Those look sooo fun...both to make and to eat! I'd be thrilled if you'd link them here!!


  2. I featured these on the One Artsy Mama facebook page; thanks for linking up! And be sure to stop by the blog and grab a 'featured' button if you like!

  3. What a beautiful snack! Loving your blog!

  4. These look so good! I used Alton's recipe to make marshmallows a few months ago and they came out pretty dense. I'm going to have to give it a try again.

  5. That is awesome!! And, looks extra cool too :)
    Though I don't think I will make them, Marshmallows are so intimidating :D

  6. these are so pretty and yummy looking!!!
    thanks for linking up on my blog today!
    xo dana

  7. Love this! Need to try it soon!

  8. Hi, I'm your newest blog hop follower. I absolutely LOVE your blog...your quinoa recipe (and this one!) looks fabulous. These are so cool, I'll have to try them. Beautiful photographs, too! Nice to meet you. :)

  9. @Lindsay
    Thank you so much for the kind words. It is very nice to meet you as well!

  10. @Amy
    Thanks so much for featuring me! I truly appreciate it!

  11. Stopping by from the blog hop. I love your blog. This recipe looks so cool I have to try it.

    I'm a new follower. Please feel free to stop by my blog at

  12. New follower from Week-end follow and I am coming back next week to make the marshmallows, they look amazing!

  13. Love AB!! And I love the swirls! So pretty!

  14. They look too pretty to eat! Love them! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing at It's a Party!

  15. So pretty! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm pinning this for the holidays!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  16. Hi! I have never seen this before. Thanks for the recipe.

    I am a new GFC follower. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back. http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/

  17. @c.w.frosting
    Thank you for the lovely comment! I would love to see one of my projects on Pinterest!

  18. love these, I have never made them but how fun.....will have to bookmark this.

    new follower from thursday blog hop come visit when you get a chance http://stayingclosetohome.blogspot.com

  19. Oh my! they definitely look pretty and delish! thanks for sharing. we are featuring this on the blog, facebook and twitter. Have a lovely sunday!


  20. That is such a great idea! Your marshmellows came out so pretty.

    I'm dropping by from Follower Fest. :-)

  21. congratulations on making it to TSWL's Finest of November 2011 final round!


  22. How delightful. They would be great for a little girl's party, so pretty. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  23. congratulations on being our TSWL's finest of November! We will be sending you your own badge soon!

  24. Très original ses Marshmallows ! et jolis ! Je prends la recette pour faire une pièce montée de bonbons sur une table d'enfants à un mariage ! J'♥ ! Félicitations pour votre recette !!


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