Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Candy Cane Marshmallows

My children love when I make up a big batch of Easy Homemade Marshmallows. Come winter, we usually have a jar of them sitting out for the season. These peppermint marshmallows are a twist to the original recipe and make the perfect addition to a cup of warm hot chocolate.

Candy Cane Marshmallows
((Printable Recipe))

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
3/4 cup water, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4-1/3 cup crushed candy canes, reserved

1. Line a 8x11.5 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Brush the paper with vegetable oil and set aside.

2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, add 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water. Sprinkle the gelatin over the the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

3. In a sauce pan, add the 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons corn syrup, salt, and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Without stirring, allow the mixture to continue cooking until a candy thermometer reads 238 degrees F.

4. With your whisk attachment, mix the gelatin on low speed. In a steady stream, pour the hot syrup slowly into the gelatin. Gradually bring your mixture up to high and beat until the mixture is stiff- about 12 minutes. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract.

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the reserved candy cane. Set aside, uncovered, for about 3 hours. Slice and dip all sides in powdered sugar.


  1. Hi Jenni! :) We are making these now and with my son's allergies, I am adapting with raw honey and coconut sugar and they are looking great! Yay! Marshmallows for my boy for Christmas! He is so excited! Thank you, friend! Merry Christmas! Love, Cara

  2. Awesome! Let me know how they turn out using those ingredients. :)