marshmallows

There is something magical about making marshmallows. It just seems so unreal. How do you start out with some sugars and such and end up with MARSHMALLOWS? And other people usually respond in disbelief: “you made MARSHMALLOWS?”

The thing is, while it can be a bit messy (hot syrup and powdered sugar flying about), making marshmallows is pretty easy. It’s essentially an exercise for your stand mixer. Still, I hadn’t made any in a few years. I then saw this recipe for spiced pumpkin pie marshmallows and had to try it. I always have a ton of canned pumpkin (Deedle eats it), and chicken had just given me some homemade pumpkin pie spice, so the time was right.

They are a little weird. I love pumpkin, but I don’t know how I feel about pumpkin in marshmallows. I guess I will have to sample several more before I can really decide.

[I took this photo with the new camera I got in Japan: the Panasonic GF1. Of course, they just released the GF2, but that’s okay, cuz I LOVE my GF1!]

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6 Responses to marshmallows

  1. freecia says:

    I just bought some peppermint hot chocolate from Trader Joe’s. Didn’t know that marshmallow was so easy to make!

  2. Shanti says:

    I make Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows almost every Thanksgiving – the recipe I use is similar, but I discovered that they’re even better when I use molasses instead of corn syrup. The flavor is amazing. At Christmas I make them with peppermint oil and dip half of them in dark chocolate.

  3. carolyn says:

    are you on Pinterest yet? everybody is making these candycane marshmallows: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelle-vanille/3082514516/

    and there’s also dipping them in caramel too: http://www.hammondscandies.com/type/candy-types/marshmallow-caramel

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    I will have to try these. I have wanted to make marshmallows for a while and my husband is a pumpkin addict!

  5. Susan says:

    I just made marshmallows too! I used Martha’s Candy Cane Marshmallow recipe. I posted pics on my blog!!

  6. M.C. says:

    Wowoww! This looks fun! I usually give my shiba his thyroid medication w/ plain ol’ store-bought mini marshmallows. If I want him to REALLY love his medication, this might be a new trick…

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