The Christmas Holidays is around the corner and I’ve already begun to search for great Holiday Party ideas since I will be hosting for the first time our annual Family Christmas Party in our new home.
I came across this super adorable idea on Martha Stewart and knew I was definitely going to have to do this.

Float these snowflake-shaped marshmallows in cups of hot chocolate. Absolutely perfect to serve your guests during the upcoming Christmas Party!

MARSHMALLOW SNOWFLAKES
Yield
Makes about 100

Ingredients:

– 2 envelopes (each 1 scant tablespoon) unflavored gelatin
– 1 1/2 cups sugar
– 2/3 cup light corn syrup
– 1/8 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-Vegetable-oil cooking spray

Directions:

1.  Coat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray; line with parchment paper. Spray parchment; set aside. Pour 1/3 cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle with gelatin; let mixture soften, about 5 minutes.

2.  Place sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/3 cup water in a medium saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil. Remove lid; cook, swirling pan occasionally, until syrup reaches 238 degrees (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer, about 5 minutes.

3.  With mixer on low speed, whisk gelatin mixture, and slowly pour the syrup in a steady stream down the side of the bowl (to avoid splattering). Gradually raise speed to high; beat until mixture is thick, white, and has almost tripled in volume, about 12 minutes. Add vanilla, and beat 30 seconds to combine.

4.  Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet; smooth with an offset spatula. Let stand at room temperature, uncovered, until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.

5.  Coat a 1- or 2-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray to prevent it from sticking. Cut out as many individual marshmallows as possible; coat cutter with more spray as needed. Use marshmallows immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Credits: http://www.marthastewart.com

2 Comments on Marshmallow Snowflakes

  1. WOW! I have never made my own marshmallows before and I have heard from friends who do make their own says once you start making them for scratch you won’t ever want to buy bagged ones again. I think I might give this a try this holiday!

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