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Insane Spiced Homemade Marshmallows

Insane Spiced Homemade Marshmallows

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Serves: 16 pieces Cooking Time: 30 min ( active)


  • 2 envelopes Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • non stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar



Take a non stick rectangular pan and place parchment paper on in two sections, allowing it to over lap past the sides so that it forms a small "t". Lightly coat parchment paper with cooking spray


In a small bowl place 1/2 cup cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over it, stir and let bloom


Take the sugar, corn syrup, dash of salt and 1/3 cup of water and mix in a small pot


Bring the pot to a boil, stirring constantly and reduce to medium


Let the sugar dissolve and entire mixture heat up for about 9 minutes, keep watch that the sugar does not burn and stir it constantly


Meanwhile add the bloomed gelatin to a kitchen stand mixer with the whip attachment and beat on slow speed for 2 minutes


When the sugar mixture is ready, slowly add to mixer


Increase the speed to high and beat for about 12 minutes until stiff peaks are formed, the last minute is when the spices and vanilla can be added


Coat a rubber spatula with cooking spray, get ready to move quickly, and shut mixer


Remove the bowl and use spatula to scoop out marshmallow onto the parchment lined pan


Even out and cover with the over hang from parchment paper, let sit at room temperature until set for about 3.5 hours


Mix cornstarch and confectioners sugar in a large bowl and remove marshmallow from pan onto a cutting board


With a large knife, sprayed with cooking spray, cut into 16 pieces and toss no more than 2 pieces at a time in the cornstarch/sugar mixture


Shake off excess cornstarch/sugar mixture before storing in air tight container for up to 2 weeks

The only way to describe these is insane. They are just insanely good. Its perfectly fluffy, with pockets of air that play on your tongue and bursts of spices from the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice that are the perfect fall combo. This was my first time making marshmallows, I am typically not a huge fan and do not usually gravitate towards them but since it is almost Thanksgiving, I wanted to experiment a bit to see what I will put on my menu since I am hosting.

Every recipe on Toasty Cupboard has its own twist, and these huge white pillows are no exception. They could not be just plain or colored marshmallows, they had to have spice added. I did read a ton of different variations before deciding how to make these, cooking spray or neutral flavored oil being a prominent and constant reminder as they are apparently extremely sticky. Obviously mine were not reminiscent to glue for me to make a comment like that and so you may want to go easy on the spray if you follow this to a tee. Next time, and there will be a next time, I wander into candy land, I may just coat the parchment paper and let my expensive knife set prove its value to me.

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