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Easy Marshmallow Recipe

Homemade Easy Marshmallow Recipe made with swirls of vanilla, cinnamon, and sunflower butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Servings 1 batch

Ingredients

Marshmallow Coating

  • 1 1/2 Cups (180 grams) Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup (125 grams ) Corn Starch

Gelatin Bloom

  • 2 Tbsp (24 grams) Unflavored Gelatin Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Cool Water

Sugar Syrup Mix

  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2/3 Cup (149 grams) Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 1/2 Cups (300 grams) Granulated Sugar

Sunflower Butter Swirl

  • 1/4 Cup (64 grams) Creamy Sunflower Butter
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Marshmallow Coating

  • In a large bowl sift and stir together powdered sugar and cornstarch.

Prepare Pan

  • Lightly spray a 8x8 inch or 9x9 inch square baking pan with non-stick spray. Next, line the pan with parchment paper that hangs over all 4 sides but lays flat across the bottom of pan.
  • Lightly spray parchment paper with non-stick baking spray.
  • Then sift powdered sugar/cornstarch to create a think coating across sided and bottom of pan.

Gelatin Bloom

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together water and gelatin. The gelatin will absorb and "bloom". Meanwhile make sugar syrup.

Sugar Syrup Mix

  • Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan on stovetop and heat on low until sugar has dissolved.
  • Increase the heat a boil and cook for 6–7 minutes, checking the temperature to reach 240 F ( 115 C )on a sugar (candy) thermometer.
  • Turn on stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment to high speed. Then very carefully and slowly pour hot sugar syrup into the gelatin mixture.
  • Continue to whip on high for 8-10 minutes until tripled in size, thick and fluffy.

Sunflower Butter Swirl

  • In a small bowl stir together Creamy SunButter with vanilla and cinnamon.

Make Marshmallows

  • Use a fork and gently add streaks and small chunks of the sunflower mixture into the fluffy marshmallow. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the streaks.
  • Transfer swirled marshmallow into prepared pan with rubber spatula and level.
  • Generously sift powdered sugar/cornstarch to create a think blanket over the marshmallow cream.
  • Let sit uncovered in a cool dry place for 4 hrs to dry out and set or overnight.
  • Lift marshmallow square from pan by grabbing the overhanging parchment paper.
  • Flip the marshmallow out onto a cutting surface lightly dusted with powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture. Dust a sharp knife and cut into squares. Coat the marshmallows with more sugar mixture and dip the sides if you like.