Marshmallows are essential on s'mores and in rice krispy treats. If you have some extra time, make your own. This recipe is very easy, but will add a little more prep time to your recipes if you are used to making a quick batch of treats.
3 envelopes unflavored Knox Gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for dredging
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for 10 minutes.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed.
Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes.
Add vanilla and incorporate into mixture.
Scrape into a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. (Note: Lightly oil hands and spatula or bowl scraper).
After pouring marshmallow mixture into the pan, take another piece of plastic wrap and press mixture into the pan.
Let mixture sit for a few hours. Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners' sugar and cut into 12 equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job) or a chef's knife. You can also get creative with the shapes you make - like we did.
Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar and you're done!