Introduction

Gather Ingredients

Gather Ingredients

To make marshmallows, gather the following ingredients: gelatin powder, vanilla, sugar, water, vegetable oil spray, cornstarch, powdered sugar, a 4-6 quart pot, and a flat-bottomed pan. To add a St. Patrick’s Day touch, edible green sparkle flakes and edible gold spray paint are available at most craft stores. To start, spray the pan with vegetable oil and then coat well with cornstarch. Set aside.

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Gather Ingredients

To make marshmallows, gather the following ingredients: gelatin powder, vanilla, sugar, water, vegetable oil spray, cornstarch, powdered sugar, a 4-6 quart pot, and a flat-bottomed pan. To add a St. Patrick’s Day touch, edible green sparkle flakes and edible gold spray paint are available at most craft stores. To start, spray the pan with vegetable oil and then coat well with cornstarch. Set aside. 

Step 1

Add Gelatin

Add Gelatin

Add 5 teaspoons of gelatin powder to the bowl of a mixer.

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Add Gelatin

Add 5 teaspoons of gelatin powder to the bowl of a mixer. 

Step 2

Add Water

Add Water

To the gelatin powder, add ½ cup cold water.

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Add Water

Add ½ cup cold water to the gelatin powder.

Step 3

Add Vanilla

Add Vanilla

Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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Add Vanilla

Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.  

Step 4

Pour Sugar

Pour Sugar

To the 4-6 quart pot, add 2 cups of sugar.

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Add Sugar

Add 2 cups of sugar to a pot.

Step 5

Add Water to Sugar

Add Water to Sugar

To the sugar, add ¾ cup of water.

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Add Water

Add 3/4 cup of water to the sugar.  

Step 6

Boil Sugar and Water

Boil Sugar and Water

Over medium high heat, boil the sugar and water mixture until the bubble slow and the mixture begins to look glassy, about 10-15 minutes. (The mixture will be ready when it reaches 240 degrees, or the soft ball stage, on a candy thermometer.)

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Boil

Over medium-high heat, boil the sugar and water mixture until the bubble slow and the mixture begins to look glassy, about 10 to 15 minutes. (The mixture will be ready when it reaches 240 degrees, or the soft ball stage on a candy thermometer.) 

Step 7

Pour Sugar and Water

Pour Sugar and Water

Pour the sugar and water mixture into the gelatin vanilla water mixture. Be careful of the steam from the hot sugar and water mixture.

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Pour Sugar and Water

Slowly pour the sugar and water mixture into the gelatin vanilla water mixture. Be careful not to burn yourself from the steam.

Step 8

Whip It

Whip It

Using a whisk attachment, whip the mixture on medium high for 10 minutes, or until soft peaks form and the mixture resembles marshmallow fluff.

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Whip It

Using a whisk attachment, whip the mixture on medium high for 10 minutes or until soft peaks form and the mixture resembles marshmallow fluff.

Step 9

Pour in Pan

Pour in Pan

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Allow to set overnight.

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Pour in Pan

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Allow to set overnight.

Step 10

Sprinkle Sugar

Sprinkle Sugar

Sprinkle powdered sugar onto a work surface.

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Sprinkle Sugar

Sprinkle powdered sugar onto a work surface.  

Step 11

Pour Sparkles

Pour Sparkles

Pour the edible green sparkle flakes into a small bowl.

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Pour Sparkles

Pour the edible green sparkle flakes into a small bowl

Step 12

Cut Marshmallows

Cut Marshmallows

Using a sharp knife, cut the marshmallow into strips and then into squares.

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Cut Marshmallows

Using a sharp knife, cut the marshmallow into strips and then into cubes.

Step 13

Dip in Sparkles

Dip in Sparkles

To create the green marshmallows, dip the marshmallow squares into the green sparkle flakes, covering the sticky surfaces.

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Dip in Sparkles

Dip the marshmallow cubes into the green sparkle flakes, covering the entire surface.

Step 14

Spray Gold

Spray Gold

To create the gold marshmallows, spray squares of marshmallow with the edible gold spray.

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Spray Golden

Spray marshmallow cubes with edible gold spray. 

Step 15

Make White Hot Chocolate

Make White Hot Chocolate

For a fast and easy way to make white hot chocolate, use a white chocolate truffle.

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Add White Chocolate

For a fast and easy way to make white hot chocolate, use a white chocolate truffle.

Step 16

Melt

Melt

Melt either a white chocolate truffle or white hot chocolate chips into hot milk.

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Melt

Melt either a white chocolate truffle or white hot chocolate chips into hot milk.

Step 17

Top with Marshmallows

Top with Marshmallows

Drop a few green marshmallows into the white hot chocolate.

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Make It Green

Drop a few green marshmallows into the white hot chocolate.

Step 18

Give It Color

Give It Color

Stir until the white hot chocolate turns green.

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Stir

Stir until the white hot chocolate turns green. 

Step 19

St. Patrick's Day Marshmallows

St. Patrick's Day Marshmallows

If the weather is still chilly on St. Patrick’s Day, warm up with DIY white hot chocolate and a few DIY green and gold marshmallows.

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Enjoy!

Mix in a few gold marshmallows and a couple more green marshmallows. Enjoy!