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Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows! I always thought they would be way too much work. No doubt, this is harder than opening a bag of the little white things from the store, but it's quite fun and my little girl enjoyed helping out and watching the gelatin do its magic.

The original recipe for these came from here. I did follow the recipe exactly and found the taste to be a bit too strong from the honey, so if you use agave, I advise using some honey, some agave, or all agave.

Homemade Marshmallows

1 cup Water (split into half cups)
3 Tbsp Gelatin (grass-fed if you can)
1 cup Honey, Agave, or combination
1 tsp Vanilla or other flavor extract
1/4 tsp Salt

Grease your pan (I used 8x8) and line with parchment paper in both directions. Leave the parchment pretty long so you can use it to lift out the finished marshmallows.
In mixing bowl, combine gelatin with 1/2 cup water, and let it sit.
Heat remaining 1/2 cup water on medium high, and add the honey/agave, vanilla and salt. Bring to a boil and let it go for about 8 minutes. If you have a candy thermometer, you want it to reach 240 degrees. Then remove from heat.
Turn on the mixer to medium speed, and slowly pour the warm mixture in to mix with the gelatin. Turn to high and watch it magically grow and turn white, to the consistency of marshmallow creme. This will take about 10-12 minutes.
Pour the creme into prepared pan. If you want to coat the marshmallows with nuts or coconut, sprinkle that into the pan first, then pour the creme on top. Smooth the creme and if you are using a coating, you can add it to the top as well. If you have a hard time smoothing the top, you can use another piece of parchment to press down and just leave it there until the marshmallows are set.
When they are set (this takes a few hours), lift the parchment out of the pan and cut to desired size. You can also use cookie cutters to make different shapes. Enjoy!

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