I did get around to making marshmallows before Christmas. I think I have been wanting to make these for about 4 years. I really like s'mores a whole lot. I actually didn't try s'mores with these, they were eaten too fast, but I might make some again real soon. These were super easy to make, but required another adult. I get really freaked in the kitchen with super hot stuff (like molten liquid candy) and the kids so we went to Grammie's. I used this recipe but forgot my brand new $9 candy thermometer I bought just for this project at home (curses!) so we just boiled it hard for 1 minute and it worked perfect. It really has to come to a rolling boil though.
I am digging this candy making business a whole bunch and want to try some brittle, toffees, and lollipops, especially for Valentines day. I love the idea of making candy because it just seems like something you can't make. . . but you can! Grammie used to make saltwater taffy with us when we were little and we'd butter our hands and pull the taffy. It was so fun. I don't remember eating it though. I just liked making it.
We dipped the marshmallows in milk chocolate, of course, and sprinkled with hazelnuts. Why not? Amazing. I will tell you I had a gagging moment when I shoved one in my mouth while cleaning up because they were too fresh, not quite set, and a mouth full of marshmallow creme with warm chocolate is a bit much. Especially with this size. I enjoyed them much more when they were cooled, even from the fridge. I froze about a dozen and they kept great. The plain ones I just sealed up and they kept really well too at room temp, but we only had them for about 3 days before they got eaten. I need to toast some. Or, I should say blacken them, which is how I like them. On fire.
The middle child photo assistanting.