Cocoa Almond Marshmallows Recipe

From our friends at McCormick®: Homemade marshmallows are pillowy soft and tender. They are so versatile – you can flavor them with different extracts, tint with assorted colors and cut into desired shapes. This version with cocoa powder and almond extract would be delicious in a cup of hot cocoa.

Cocoa Almond Marshmallows RecipeMcCormick

Prep Time: 40 mins
Serves: 24. Serving Size: 1 marshmallow

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, for coating
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract

Directions

1. Spray 9-inch square baking dish with no stick cooking spray then coat with some of the confectioners’ sugar. Set aside. Microwave 1/2 cup of the water, granulated sugar and corn syrup in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 7 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes longer. (Mixture will have a slight yellow tint.) Carefully remove hot bowl from microwave.

2. Meanwhile, place remaining 1/2 cup water in mixer bowl. Sprinkle with gelatin. Let stand 5 minutes. Gradually beat in hot syrup mixture with whisk attachment on medium-low speed. Beat 8 minutes. Add cocoa powder. Increase speed to medium-high. Beat 10 to 12 minutes longer or until mixture is fluffy, shiny and at least tripled in volume. Beat in extracts.

3. Spread marshmallow mixture in prepared pan. Smooth top with a spatula. Sift about 2 tablespoons of the confectioners’ sugar over top. Let stand at room temperature overnight or refrigerate at least 3 hours.

4. Place remaining confectioners’ sugar in large bowl. Cut marshmallows into 1 1/2-inch squares. Add marshmallows in batches to confectioners’ sugar; toss to coat well. Shake off excess. Store marshmallows in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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