Easter is coming up next month, and with Easter comes lots of delicious chocolate and other candies. One candy that is synonymous with Easter is Peeps, and I guess that’s why I always associate marshmallows with Easter. My wife’s family used to have marshmallow fights in the backyard on Easter too, a tradition I missed out on as a kid but have a lot of fun with as an adult.
A few years ago my own mother made a batch of homemade marshmallows. She cut them into big squares that could lay across the top of a mug of hot cocoa. While those were good, they were a bit “heavy.” I did, however, like the idea of making large marshmallows and so I went searching for a recipe that would work a bit better.
I tried a few, but found that the one I liked best was by the good, old reliable Martha Stewart. 😉
The recipe she has makes really delicious, light marshmallows that are easy to prepare. You can cut them into little squares, large rectangles, or use a cookie cutter to create any shape you want. I would not use these in a marshmallow fight though…they are too delicious!
Here is a link to the recipe. It only requires a few supplies and a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Vegetable oil, for brushing
- 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (3 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons)
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Click the recipe link above to find out what to do with all of them!