I might have gotten a little carried away… no, not yet. These are too cute. Homemade marshmallows are a must for Christmastime for us. Last minute I decided to do something fun and they couldn’t have turned out cuter!
I made a double batch of my regular marshmallows, which I put in a large baking sheet, but I’ll include the recipe for a 9 by 13 pan since you may not want a ton of them.. maybe 🙂
If you want step by step instructions for making the marshmallow mixture, refer to my original recipe, here. You can also make these any color or flavoring you want by adding candy flavoring and food coloring too. I like to add a scraped vanilla bean to mine.
2 pkgs unflavored gelatin (about 2 T)
1 cup cold water, divided
1 1/2 c sugar
1 cup corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
Sprinkles, for rolling
Place 1/2 cup of the water in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the gelatin on top.
Combine in a small saucepan the remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar, and corn syrup.
Put heat on high and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
Clip a candy thermometer onto the pan and continue cooking until it reaches 240 degrees F, without stirring, which should take about 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat.
Fit mixer with a whisk attachment and turn on low.
While running, slowly pour in the sugar syrup into the gelatin.
Increase speed to high and continue to whip until mixture becomes thick and cools to lukewarm, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Add vanilla in the last minute.
Mix together the cornstarch and powdered sugar.
Spray a 9 by 13 pan with nonstick spray and coat with cornstarch mixture. (Save the extra)
Spread marshmallow in pan, using a greased spatula.
Dust with more cornstarch mixture.
Let marshmallows sit for at least 3 or 4 hours, or overnight, uncovered.
Turn marshmallows out onto a cutting board, gently pulling out of pan if needed.
Brush off excess powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture.
Cut into 1/2 inch strips (cut along the short edge).
Keep rolling to the end..
Roll outer edge in sprinkles. Dust middle with powdered sugar if sticky at all.
Push onto a sucker stick, about 2/3rds the way through the pinwheel.
Serve on a platter, or cake pop holder. These would be cute in a little bag tied with a ribbon for a gift too.