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Candy Cane Marshmallows

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 50
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Whip up these festive marshmallows whenever you want a sweet, candy cane treat! Easy to make and perfect to give as a gift
by: Pizzazzerie
Updated Jul 21, 2015
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  • 3 drops red or green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup ice water, divided
  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin


  • 1
    Mix powdered sugar and cornstarch. Spray 9×13” pan (glass or metal) with cooking spray, and coat in sugar/cornstarch mixture. Keep remaining mixture.
  • 2
    Place gelatin into bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of water. In small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cover and cook on medium high until mixture reaches 240° F (about 10-12 minutes).
  • 3
    Remove from heat and pour into stand mixer bowl. Whip mixture on high for 15 minutes – should be lukewarm and thick. Add vanilla and optional flavorings during the last 2 minutes of whipping.
  • 4
    Add red or green food coloring but do not mix completely. Instead, swirl color around marshmallows for a marbled effect.
  • 5
    Pour mixture into prepared pan. Dust top with sugar/cornstarch mixture. Allow to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours. Cut using a pizza cutter and dust cubes with powdered sugar before packaging.

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