The culmination of summer is upon us. The evenings and mornings are starting to cool off and the days are starting to get shorter. This means more opportunity to take advantage of those magical summer nights. I love spending my evenings in my backyard with my feet kicked up surrounded by the warmth of my fire pit. A nice glass of great wine and something sweet is the perfect pairing for the night.
S’mores are the unofficial sweet treat of the summer and I have yet to have one this season. Being that today is the official holiday, I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to master the s’more with some homemade marshmallows. I have made homemade marshmallows before and the recipe is fairly simple to master. Homemade marshmallows taste so fresh and so much better than the store-bought ones. This time I decided to upgrade my marshmallows by adding Kaleidoscope Sprinkles to the mix. I actually added the Kaleidoscope Sprinkles Purple Reign Sprinkle Mix to the last step and was quite satisfied with the results.
See the complete recipe and step by step video below.
3 packets unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water, divided
1 ½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
confectioners sugar for dusting (approximately ½ cup)
Using your stand mixer with whisk attachment, add gelatin and ½ cup cold water. Allow gelatin to sit and bloom.
While gelatin is resting, to a medium saucepan add sugar, corn syrup, remaining ½ cup of water and salt on medium heat. Continue stirring mixture until sugar dissolves and temperature reaches 240F on a candy thermometer.
Take sugar mixture off the heat. Turn stand mixture on low speed and slowly pour in sugar syrup.
Raise the speed of the mixer to high speed and continue mixing for another 10-12 minutes. Add vanilla extract.
Butter and dust half of the confectioners sugar into a 9×9 baking dish. Coat bottom of dish with sprinkle mix. Pour marshmallows on top of sprinkles in the dish. Using a spatula, smooth the top of marshmallows. Dust top of marshmallows with confectioners sugar.
Allow marshmallows to sit overnight.
Once marshmallows have dried out, flip dish over onto parchment paper or baking pan. Using knife coated in confectioners sugar cut marshmallows into 1″ squares. Roll marshmallows into remaining confectioners sugar.
Devour and Enjoy!
*To make s’mores: Use one marshmallow (toasted or not), two squares of graham crackers, one piece of Dove chocolate or Nutella.