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Raspberry Marshmallows

Raspberry Marshmallows

 Raspberry Marshmallows drizzled with dark chocolate

Raspberry Marshmallows drizzled with dark chocolate

Homemade marshmallows require unflavored gelatin... flavored gelatin is way more fun. These marshmallows received rave reviews at work, but to be fair, those people will eat anything.  

  • 1- 3 oz package Jell-O, raspberry, but any flavor wil work
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1⅔ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 10 oz dark chocolate
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Candy Thermometer
  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with wax paper. Spray lightly with non-stick spray and sift a generous layer of powdered sugar over all the surfaces of the pan that will touch the marshmallows.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle Jell-O and gelatin over ½ cup cold water. Allow to soften for about 10 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt, cream of tartar, and ¼ cup water. Stir until sugar is dissolved and never stir again. Bring mixture to a boil and cover with a tight fitting lid for 2-3 minutes. This will allow the steam to wash any sugar crystals off the sides of the pan. Insert candy thermometer and cook to 240°. Remove from heat.
  4. Turn mixture on low and slowly poor syrup into mixer bowl. Continue to mix on low speed until syrup and gelatin mixtures are combined. Slowly increase speed of mixer to high and beat for 10-12 minutes. Add vanilla and beat until fully combined. Resist the urge to scrape the sides of the bowl… you will be sorry.
  5. Spray a rubber spatula with non-stick spray and pour into prepared pan using the rubber spatula. Sift powdered sugar over the top of the marshmallows. Allow to set up overnight.
  6. Turn marshmallows out onto large cutting board sprinkled with powdered sugar. Cut with knives, kitchen scissors, metal cookie cutters, or a pizza cutter. Whatever you use to cut it will need to be sprayed with non-stick spray and washed often. Dredge the cut marshmallows in more powdered sugar.
  7. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set marshmallows on pan ½” apart. Melt chocolate and drizzle each marshmallow. Store in an airtight container.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)

Posted on January 10, 2013 and filed under Candy.

Double Chocolate Drops of Peppermint Love

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Recipe: Double Chocolate Drops of Peppermint Love

Summary: December 14 - A Cookie A Day Until Christmas!  Yes, I know. This is not exactly a creative stretch, but (oh my!) these are delicious and addictive.

Ingredients

  • 1 – 16 ounce package Candy Cane Oreos or Candy Cane Jo Jo’s from Trader Joes
  • 1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • White Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Crush oreo cookies, mix with cream cheese.
  2. Shape into 1 – 1½” balls and refrigerate 2 – 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Melt white chocolate, dip balls and place on waxed paper and allow to set.
  4. Garnish with sprinkles or drizzle with milk chocolate.
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Posted on December 14, 2010 and filed under Candy, Desserts.

BUCKEYES!!

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Recipe: BUCKEYES!!

Summary: November 30 - A Cookie A Day Until Christmas!  We lived in Ohio for about 13 years. I loved all my neighbors and friends and miss them terribly! You can imagine how happy I was to learn that Ohio is the “Buckeye State” and there is a glorious, little candy called “Buckeyes”! Now we live in Alabama, the Yellow Hammer state. Does anyone know of a delicious candy known as “Yellow Hammers”… I didn’t think so.

Ingredients

  • 1 – 18 ounce jar of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ pounds powdered sugar, by weight
  • 1 – 2 pounds good dipping chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. Cream together until smooth.
  2. Roll into small balls and, using a toothpick, dip in chocolate.
  3. Place on waxed paper and allow to set.

As my daughter-in-law, Kendra, knows… I have an issue with making these “pretty”. I made her stay up way too late and help me roll these little buggers. I think she, eventually, forgave me. If you’re going to make Buckeyes and give them to your neighbors, for heaven’s sake, MAKE THEM PRETTY!!

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Posted on November 30, 2010 and filed under Candy.

Butterscotch Sauce

Recipe: Butterscotch Sauce

Summary: This is a nice alternative to caramel.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup light Kayro syrup
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except cream and bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir while sugar melts and mixture thickens.
  3. Slowly add cream and heat through.

Quick Notes

Grandma always served this over cake and coffee ice cream.

Meal type: dessert

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Posted on October 29, 2010 and filed under Candy.