Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peppermint Marshmallows

Those of you who know me know that I love a good marshmallow in the winter!  Nothing beats a hot cocoa with marshmallows after a day of playing in the snow.  It warms you up, tastes good, and hits the spot!  Last year I made marshmallows with cocoa balls for the bunco girls.  This year I made the same vanilla marshmallows AND made some peppermint ones!  Um, YUM!  They are soooo good that I wondered if I could put them in my coffee this morning.  (No I didn't try it...but I probably will!)

Here is the link to last years recipe for the vanilla marshmallows: Homemade Marshmallows with Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate, or you can just click on "marshmallow" over there to the left. 

To make the peppermint marshmallows you simply substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla. Please use PURE extract.  It just tastes better.  Once you flip it out of the pan and remove the foil, you sprinkle the top with more powdered sugar, and cut it into pieces.  I like little squares (plus it's easiest) so I slice it into strips and then cut into pieces.  

Roll into more powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together and put it in a pan or container you will store them in.  Or bag for gifts!

I made a tray of vanilla and a tray of peppermint.  My kids LOVE these and look forward to them every year.  They store well in an airtight container in the pantry.  Give it a try and I promise you, you will not be disappointed!