Today I’m going to show you a little twist on ordinary marshmallows. Candy Corn Marshmallows.
Perfect for Halloween festivities.
Candy Corn Marshmallows( about 70 cubes 1.25 inch x1.25inch)
note: I doubled this recipe to achieve the higher height of the marshmallows.
- PREPARE THE PAN
the bottom and sides of a 13×9 inch rectangular metal baking pan or I use Pam
spray along and it works great. If you do not wish to double ther recipe I recommend that you use 9×9 inch banking pan instead of larger one.
the bowl of a standing electric mixer or in the large bowl sprinkle
gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water and let stand to soften.
- SUGAR SYRUP
a 3-quart heavy saucepan cook granulated sugar, corn syrup, second 1/2 cup of cold water and salt over medium – low heat, stirring with a
wooden spoon, until sugar is dissolved. Using a pastry brush brush
the sides of the pan with water. Increase the heat to medium and boil
the mixture, WITHOUT STIRRING, until a candy thermometer
registers 240F, about 10 minutes. You may have to brush the sides with water more than one time. Remove pan from the heat and pour
sugar over the gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Be careful, boiling sugar is extremely hot.
- MIXING SUGAR MIXTURE
white, thick and nearly tripled in volume, about 5-7 minutes.
- EGG WHITES
a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they just frothy. Beat egg whites and vanilla into sugar mixture
until just combined.
pan. Using a spatula that you oiled or sprayed with Pam spray smooth the
top. Follow with orange mixture and then yellow. Don’t pour mixture on one spot, try to pour it evenly over the top. Then gently spread each marshmallow layer with spatula.. Chill until firm, uncovered at least 3 hours, or up to a day.
a thin knife around the edges of a pan and invert the pan onto a
large cutting board lined with parchment paper and sprayed with PAM
spray . Loosen marshmallow with your fingers and ease onto cutting
board. Cut marshmallow into 1.25 inch cubes. Easy tool to use is a pizza
cutter, just spray it with some Pam spray or brush with oil, it works
very well.(If using 9×9 inch pan cut them into 1x1inch)
- COATING WITH CORN STARCH
In a separate bowl coat all the marshmallow cubes with cornstarch, then place marshmallows into a fine metal sieve and shake off the excess corn starch.
Store marshmallows in an airtight container, for up to a week.