Easy Homemade Marshmallows
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- 4 Tablespoons (4 envelopes) Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup cold water (for gelatin)
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 cup cold water (separate from the other one)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar to coat the marshmallows once they are done
- Soak the 4 envelopes of gelatin in 1 cup water and set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, combine the 4 cups sugar and the other cup of water.
- Cook on the stove (while stirring) until sugar is dissolved,this will not take long.
- Add the gelatin to the cooking sugar.
- Bring to a boil. ( I stir a lot while this is cooking so that it does not burn)
- Once it has come to a boil, remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl, let cool down.
- Once it has cooled for a while (it can still be warm) add the salt and vanilla.
- The mixture will look like a clear liquid with maybe some white on top, don’t panic that is how its supposed to look.
- With an electric mixer, mix for what will seem like a long time (10 to 15 minutes).
- The mixture will start changing from clear to opaque to white.
- It will start to thicken and double in size.
- Once it has turned white and gotten pretty thick, pour it into a greased 11″x15″ glass baking pan.
- I use butter or margarine to grease the pan.
- Again, if you do not have this size pan, you can use a 9″x13″ but your marshmallows will be thicker.
- Let this set.
- Once it has set you can cut it with a knife (slide the knife through).
- Take out the sweet little cubes and roll them in powdered sugar so that they don’t stick together.