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Strawberry Marshmallows

These strawberry marshmallows are perfect for a pink-themed party for the birthday girl.

  • yield: Makes about 50

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Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for pan
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup seedless strawberry jam or jelly
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • Dash of salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Cook's Note

Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Brush a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with vegetable oil. Line dish with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides; oil parchment. Set dish aside.

  2. Step 2

    Pour 2/3 cup cold water into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Sprinkle with gelatin; let stand until softened, 5 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Stir together granulated sugar, jam, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Continue to boil until syrup registers 238 degrees on a candy thermometer (soft-ball stage).

  4. Step 4

    Add syrup to gelatin. Beat on low speed until slightly cooled. Gradually raise speed to high, beating until mixture is cool and peaks form, 30 to 40 minutes. Mix in red food coloring, one drop at a time, to achieve desired shade of pink.

  5. Step 5

    Pour mixture into prepared pan; smooth surface. Let stand, uncovered, until firm, about 3 hours or overnight.

  6. Step 6

    Dust a cutting board with confectioners' sugar. Run a knife around edges of marshmallow to loosen; unmold onto cutting board. Peel off parchment. Lightly coat a large sharp knife with oil; cut marshmallow into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces, coating knife with more oil as necessary. Dust with confectioners' sugar; toss to coat completely.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Spring 2005

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Reviews (5)

  • 15 Feb, 2009

    Loved this recipe. My husband and I made these for our sons Valentine's Day Party at school. They were a hit! We didn't use the food colouring, but they turned out to be a pretty pale shade of pink. We accidently used Strawberry Jam with seeds but in the end I don't even think anyone noticed. My only suggestion is to be patient and have a partner to help out if you don't have a stand mixer. My dream is to someday own a stand mixer, until then my husband is the stand mixer.

  • 1 Nov, 2008

    my ideas on the marshmallows cut out as small egg- dip in melted chocolate ( my favorite Easter candy) also roll in tinted sugar like the peeps, only eggs, then opens up all other hollidays-st pattys, valentines, Christmas just cut different shapes

  • 28 Jul, 2008

    You could probably use agar-agar which is available at Japanese grocery stores. I am not sure of the quantities, but when dissolved it solidifies other liquids the way gelatin does. Hope this helps!

  • 20 Jul, 2008

    any ideas for replacing gelatin with something more vegetarian? i'd be grateful. thanks

  • 19 Jan, 2008

    SINCE RON AND I HAD FUN MAKING AND EATING THE CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOWS, COME FEBR AND I'M SURE WE WILL BE AGAIN IN THE KITCHEN TRYING OUT THESE STRAWBERRY MARSHMALLOWS. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE