Minty Marshmallows

Make your own merry marshmallows at home.

What You'll Need

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin

  • 1½ cups sugar

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 2 cups crushed peppermint candies

  • 1½ cups powdered sugar to prepare pan and keep the marshmallows from sticking together

  • Cooking spray

  • Candy thermometer

  • Electric mixer

  • Cold water

How To Make Your Minty Marshmallows

  • 1

    Prepare an 8” x 12” pan by greasing and generously dusting with powdered sugar. For mini marshmallows, use a half sheet pan, 18” x 13”. For big, square marshmallows, use an 8” x 8” pan.

  • 2

    Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over ¾ cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer. Set aside while making the syrup.

  • 3

    In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and ½ cup water. Cook over medium heat until mixture reaches 240°F, soft ball stage.

  • 4

    Using the whisk attachment and with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the hot sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Turn the mixer to high speed and whip until very thick. This will take about 15 minutes. Add vanilla and peppermint extract and mix thoroughly.

  • 5

    Pour mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula. Spread evenly, and lightly press half of the crushed peppermint candies into the top of the mixture. Dust top with powdered sugar and let stand uncovered overnight allowing it to dry out.

  • 6

    Turn marshmallows onto a cutting board. Using a lightly oiled knife, cut into squares. Press peppermint pieces into the sides of the marshmallows. Dust with more powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together.

  • 7

    Serve with Starbucks® Hot Cocoa or Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods.

  • 8

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to one week.