Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe

These homemade peppermint marshmallows are the greatest way to spruce up your favorite hot chocolate this winter. They have the right amount of peppermint flavor and a beautiful red swirl.


-¾ cup water divided -3 envelopes unflavored gelatin .25 ounces each -⅔ cup light corn syrup -2 cups white sugar -1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract -½ teaspoon peppermint extract -½ cup finely crushed candy canes optional -Red gel food coloring optional -¼ cup cornstarch -¼ cup confectioners’ sugar


Spray non-stick cooking spray on the inside of a 9x9-inch baking dish and line it with plastic wrap. Spray another piece of plastic wrap over the top, then set it away.

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Put 1/2 cup of water in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk blade. Then, sprinkle gelatin on top of the water and let it soak.

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While gelatin soaks, mix 1/4 cup water, corn syrup, and sugar in a saucepan. Mixture should boil over medium heat. Hard-boil the mixture for 1 minute.

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Gently add boiling sugar mixture into gelatin mixture and beat on high for 12 minutes with stand mixer until hard and frothy. Mix in vanilla and peppermint. Mix crushed candy canes.

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Level marshmallow mixture in baking dish with oiled spatula. Twirl the marshmallow with an oiled butter knife or chopstick after adding 9-12 drops of food coloring. Use plastic wrap to lightly cover the candy.

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Let marshmallows set overnight or 4 hours. Stir cornstarch and sugar in a small dish. Cut 1" marshmallow candy strips and squares with oiled scissors or a kitchen knife. Store marshmallows in a thin cornstarch-coated airtight container.

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Serving: 1marshmallow | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.02mg 

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