Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

Candy · Holidays · December 10, 2015

Homemade Peppermint Swirl Marshmallow recipe - a holiday treat that is perfect on it's own or in hot cocoa! These are so soft and are made with peppermint extract, sugar, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and unflavored gelatin.

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! It’s Alicia from The Baker Upstairs, and I am so excited to share a super fun holiday recipe with you today! These peppermint swirl marshmallows are perfect for the holiday season, and so addictingly delicious! If you haven’t made homemade marshmallows before, you are definitely in for a treat. They are sweet and fluffy and delicious, and even better than store-bought marshmallows!

Although homemade marshmallows may seem complicated, they’re actually pretty simple and easy. They do tend to make the kitchen a little sticky, but they are easy to clean up and so delicious that a little stickiness is worth it! This was my first time making swirl marshmallows, and I love how pretty the swirls are!

Homemade Peppermint Swirl Marshmallow recipe - a holiday treat that is perfect on it's own or in hot cocoa! These are so soft and are made with peppermint extract, sugar, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and unflavored gelatin.

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The peppermint in these marshmallows is just perfect without being overpowering, and they are the most delicious complement to a warm cup of hot chocolate! I think homemade marshmallows are particularly yummy in hot chocolate, because they get all gooey and melty and add so much richness to the hot chocolate.

Homemade Peppermint Swirl Marshmallow recipe - a holiday treat that is perfect on it's own or in hot cocoa! These are so soft and are made with peppermint extract, sugar, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and unflavored gelatin.Homemade Peppermint Swirl Marshmallow recipe - a holiday treat that is perfect on it's own or in hot cocoa! These are so soft and are made with peppermint extract, sugar, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and unflavored gelatin.

The whole family loved these marshmallows, but my two little girls are especially obsessed! They keep asking if they can have marshmallows for breakfast. 🙂 These marshmallows would also make a great gift with a packet of cocoa mix, or would make delicious s’mores! They are such a fun treat to enjoy this holiday season, and I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!

Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 envelopes plain unflavored gelatin
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • red food coloring (optional)
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the gelatin into ½ cup of the cold water. Let the gelatin sit and dissolve while you cook the other ingredients.
  2. Prepare a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 baking dish by lining with plastic wrap and spraying lightly with cooking spray, then dusting with powdered sugar.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the remaining ½ cup water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, then increase the heat to medium high. Using a candy thermometer for accuracy, heat the mixture to 240 degrees, then remove from heat.
  4. With the whisk attachment on your stand mixer, turn the speed on low and slowly and carefully pour the corn syrup mixture into the gelatin mixture. (You could also do this with a handheld mixture, just have an assistant nearby to help you pour the hot mixture, and be sure to keep the speed low.) Add the peppermint extract and increase the speed to medium. Beat on medium until the mixture is light and fluffy like marshmallow cream.
  5. Spread about half of the marshmallow mixture in the prepared pan. Add some dots of food coloring (if using) and swirl them through the mixture using a knife or a toothpick. Pour the remaining marshmallow mixture on top and repeat the steps with the food coloring. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the marshmallows and cover. Let sit 6-8 hours or overnight to cool completely before slicing.
  6. When the marshmallows are ready to slice, use a pizza cutter to cut the marshmallows into squares. Toss lightly with powdered sugar (I like to just add them to a zipper bag with a little powdered sugar and shake them around). Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

adapted slightly from A Beautiful Mess

Homemade Peppermint Swirl Marshmallow recipe - a holiday treat that is perfect on it's own or in hot cocoa! These are so soft and are made with peppermint extract, sugar, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and unflavored gelatin.

alicia-2

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We LOVE peppermint treats at our house, and I’m super tempted to make s’mores out of these.

Doesn’t that sound so good?! Thanks for sharing this recipe Alicia!!

For more awesome recipes from her, head over to The Baker Upstairs.

And for even more delicious peppermint recipes, check out these posts:

Peppermint Milkshakes - simple, quick and delicious! They're one of our favorite holiday treats! A cool drink made from vanilla ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and topped with whipped cream and crushed candy cane pieces!

Peppermint Milkshake

Frozen Peppermint Delight - a simple, festive and delicious holiday dessert with an Oreo crust, peppermint ice cream filling and topped with cool whip, chocolate syrup and candy cane pieces.

Frozen Peppermint Delight

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake - It has three delicious layer-Oreo crust, creamy cheesecake filling loaded with peppermint bark pieces and white chocolate ganache on top garnished with crushed candy canes, whipped cream and chocolate.

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

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Nutmeg Nanny

Making homemade marshmallows always intimidates me. I know – I need to get over it! Especially when there is delicious things like peppermint swirl marshmallows to be made and devoured!

Paula - bell'alimento

Homemade marshmallows are just the best!

DessertForTwo

These are stunning! And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I have a small batch of them on my counter right now! Love love love peppermint marshies!

Beth

I LOVE homemade marshmallows! I don’t make them enough but I need to make them this christmas!

Tonia from TheGunnySack

These are so gorgeous and they would be amazing in hot chocolate!

Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

These marshmallows look so perfectly light any fluffy!

Meg @ With Salt and Wit

I have always wanted to make marshmallows and I can’t say no to peppermint so these are on my to make holiday list!

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