These marshmallows are the perfect treat to give someone on Valentine’s Day. Wrap them in parchment paper, tie them with ribbon, and attach a note. Honestly, you may want to make these throughout the year because they’re so fluffy and delicious.
**You will need a candy thermometer for this recipe. You can wing it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.**
2 cups of sugar
2 cup of chilled Prosecco of choice (divided)
1 tablespoon of corn syrup
3 packets of gelatin
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean or vanilla extract
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of corn starch
Step 1 – Combine powdered sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Set to the side. This mixture will be used to make sure the mixture does not stick to anything
Step 2 – Use parchment paper to cover the bottom of 9×13 pan. Sprinkle a generous amount of powder mixture to coat the bottom of pan. Set to the side.
Step 3 – In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1cup of prosecco. Stir mixture and bring to a boil.
Step 4- Place candy thermometer in the saucepan to measure the temperature. You want the temperature to get to 240 degrees. This may take about 6-10 minutes, depending on your heat.
While thats cooking…
Step 5- In a different bowl (stand alone mixing bowl), mix gelatin and 1cup of prosecco. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Step 6- Once content in saucepan reaches 240 degrees, slowly whisk into gelatin mixture. Mix for about 15 minutes, until you form a thick mixture, you can see stiff peaks starting to form, and mixture is lukewarm.
Step 7- Add vanilla bean/extract to mixture. This will change the color a little.
Step 8- Quickly pour marshmallow mixture into pan. Use a spatula that is covered with oil or cooking spray so that it doesn’t stick. Pour sprinkles on top if desired.
Step 8- Sprinkle a generous amount of powder mixture over marshmallow to coat top.
Step 9- Let marshmallow sit uncovered for 5 – 24 hours, depending on your desired stiffness.
Step 10. Flip pan over, onto a powdered surface. Remove parchment paper. Either slice to desired size and shape or use a cookie cutter.
Step 11. Done
- The powder mixture is your friend.
- If you don’t have a stand alone mixer, use someone to pour for you if you can.