- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 tbs corn syrup
- 4 pkgs of plain gelatin
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 egg whites
- 2 big dollops of red food coloring gel
- 3/4 cup + 3/4 cup of water
- cooking spray (I use olive oil spray)
- Spray an 8 x 8 in square pan with cooking spray. Then, line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
- Also, oat the parchment paper with cooking spray.
- Add sugar, corn syrup, and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan and cook it over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved.
- Stop stirring and let it come to a boil.
- Then, raise the heat to medium-high and cook until a candy thermometer registers 260 degrees.
- While the temp is rising, sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 cup of water in a heatproof bowl, and let it sit for 5 minutes to soften. It will become like jello.
- Fill another saucepan with a bit of water and get it to simmer.
- Put the bowl of gelatin over the pan of simmering water and whisk constantly until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Remove it from the heat and stir in the extract and set it aside.
- Beat egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer with a whisk attachment just until stiff peaks form.
- Next, in a bowl whisk the gelatin mixture into the sugar mixture. Then, with mixer still running, gradually add the gelatin/sugar mixture to egg whites.
- Mix on high speed until very thick, which is usually about 10-15 minutes. (Mine took about 10 min)
- Now pour the mixture into the lined pan very quickly.
- Next, also quickly, add the food coloring and using a knife or toothpick, swirl the color.
- Let the marshmallow stand uncovered at room temperature until it is completely firm. (I did this overnight)
- Then, flip it out onto a cutting board dusted with powdered sugar (or corn starch). Flip it over to get the powdered sugar all over the giant marshmallow.
- Using scissors, cut the marshmallow into smaller squares. (I made 2 x 2 inch squares)