We've all eaten those Marshmallow PEEPS when we were growing up...or lately. Not all of us like them though. I thought maybe by making these homemade marshmallow PEEPS from Martha Stewart that Ryan & I'd like them better. Let's see...
Make separate sheets in different colors. (I didn't.)
MARSHMALLOW EASTER "PEEPS"
2 envelopes or 1T&1.5t gelatin
2/3 C cold water plus 1/2 C room temp water
2 C sugar
1/2 t vanilla
fine colored sanding sugar
Spray pan(s) with cooking spray and dust with powdered sugar, tapping out the excess.
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in the bowl of a mixer. let stand for 5 minutes to soften.
Meanwhile, heat sugar and room temp water in a saucepan over medium high heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Cook until syrup reaches 238 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Stir syrup into softened gelatin and keep stirring for a few minutes to cool.
Whisk on medium high speed until soft peaks form, 8-10 min.
Whisk in vanilla.
Spread mixture into baking sheet(s) about 3/4 - 1 inch thick using an offset spatula.
Sprinkle with colored sugar.
Cut out marshmallows using your favorite Easter or other cookie cutters. Wipe cutters clean between each cut.
Roll cut sides in sanding sugar to coat.
Store marshmallows in an airtight container at room temperature overnight. Use within 24 hours.
As you can see mine didn't turn out so hot but they tasted better than the store bought and a lot softer! I have to tell you it's disappointing to go through all that work and they don't last very long at all, not to mention they don't look all that great either. Martha Stewart rocks! I do not.