Thursday, February 13, 2014

Heart Shaped Peppermint Marshmallows

Heart Shaped Peppermint Marshmallows


             I've wanted to make homemade marshmallows for quite some time now. I've scoured the internet for an easy marshmallow recipe that doesn't involve double boilers, candy thermometers and all the hoopla.....if you know what I mean! I stumbled upon this recipe from the Katie Brown Home Workshop one day and thought, "How cute!! I'll makes these in February to post for Valentine's Day!" I felt like I was involved in a kindergarten arts & crafts project and it was truly Fun Fun Fun!

              ****I should note that these are not the true-to-form marshmallows that you are familiar with. They have to be consumed right out of the freezer and there is definitely no opportunity to roast them over an open fire lol!



Recipe

Time:10 minutes prep time + 10 minutes cutting out heart shapes
Yield: 10-12 Heart shaped Marshmallows

Ingredients:

■ 1 Container of store bought whipped topping (ie. Cool Whip)
■ Peppermint Extract
■ Pink or Red Food Coloring
■ Waxed Paper
■ Heart shaped Cookie Cutter


Peppermint Marshmallows


Peppermint Marshmallows


Directions:

■ Mix 1 Container of store bought whipped topping with 1/2 Cup of water

■ Add 2 drops of peppermint extract

■ Place waxed paper over a casserole dish and spread whipped topping into the dish

■ Place drops of pink food coloring into the dish and carefully drag a knife through it to create a swirl pattern

■ Freeze for a least 4 hours

■ Cut out shapes with a small heart shaped cookie cutter

■ Place directly in hot chocolate

■ Place leftovers back in the freezer to enjoy another time!

Peppermint Marshmallows


Peppermint Marshmallows



Peppermint Marshmallows


Peppermint Marshmallows



--Dr. April

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