H ey! How are you today? Great!
I've been telling everyone on Facebook for about a week now that I made homemade mint chocolate marshmallows, and I figured it was time to post about it. So here it is! I made marshmallows for the second time. This was the first time.
This time I used a different recipe, and I melted dark chocolate chips and mint chips, and drizzled them on top. Nestle has a limited edition product out for the holidays: Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels, which are aaamazing. Buy and use them while you can!
How do you feel about the chocolate-mint combo? I think maybe either you love it, or hate it and think it tastes like toothpaste. Speaking of toothpaste... this is the part where I go off subject a bit... The other day I was brushing my teeth at the same time my sister was, and I noticed I was doing something odd. I was closing my eyes and brushing my teeth. I think I do this a lot, but wasn't aware of it. I abruptly opened my eyes and looked at my sister to make sure she didn't see me doing it. And guess WHAT? She was doing the same thing! Brushing her teeth with her eyes closed.
So is this a family-thing, or does anyone else do that?
Back to mallows. On this blog I create almost all of the recipes. I didn't feel comfortable enough to create my own marshmallow recipe, because marshmallows are an exact science and I didn't want to to mess them up. I used this recipe from Cooking Light, and followed it exactly, except I didn't use the coconut. Then I melted 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips and drizzled them on top, followed by 1/2 cup melted mint chips.
Making marshmallows aren't that difficult, but you do have to have patience and time to work on them. In a nutshell, what you do is make a hot syrup out of sugar and corn syrup, stir it into dissolved gelatin, then add that to a mixture of beaten egg whites and vanilla. You beat the mixture for a couple of minutes, then pour it into a baking dish and let dry for a couple of hours. The last step is coating the marshmallows in powdered sugar and cornstarch before slicing.
A homemade marshmallow is a rare treat, and worth the time and effort. So get busy!