Marshmallows usually find their way into my kitchen if they’re being used in recipes like s’mores inspired desserts or rice krispie treats. But this time, marshmallows were made from scratch in my kitchen. I can’t believe it took me this long to make them! I’m a big fan of salted caramel and when I came across this recipe for Salted Caramel Marshmallows, I didn’t hesitate getting started. These soft pillows of sweetness, swirled with buttery, salted caramel will change the way you think about marshmallows and you just might pass on those store-bought ones at the grocery store…
So, when I first saw the recipe, I immediately thought that this was going to be pretty involved. It may seem that way, but it really isn’t. To break it down, it starts off by making a syrup which is then poured into a stand mixer with gelatin. The mixture is then whipped to incorporate some air. Meanwhile, a caramel is made and some is incorporated into the freshly whipped marshmallows. The caramel-swirled marshmallow mixture is then transferred into a pan to set for several hours. Once set, the marshmallows are cut to size and dusted with sugar and cornstarch to prevent sticking to each other.
This is a recipe that takes some time to make but trust me, it’s well worth it! These homemade marshmallows make great gifts and can be enjoyed throughout the winter with all those mugs of hot chocolate that you’ll be having!
recipe from Serious Eats
Yield: 2 dozen 1 ½-inch mallows
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
- 3 tablespoons cream
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 1/2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup, divided
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Classic Coating plus more for dusting (recipe follows)
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch or potato starch
When the syrup reaches 240°F, slowly pour it into the mixer bowl. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 5 minutes. Increase to medium-high and beat for 5 more minutes.