Homemade Marshmallows (no corn syrup)

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Homemade Marshmallows
Homemade Marshmallows

SERVINGS: 12
YIELD.:12 marshmallow squares

INGREDIENTS, ALWAYS ORGANIC:

2 tablespoons gelatin (2 envelopes Knox)
8 tablespoons cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1⁄2 cup cold water
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Dust an 8- or 9-inch square pan with powdered sugar. Set aside.
    In a small bowl, soak gelatin in 8 tbsp cold water. Set aside.
  2. Combine granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a large heavy saucepan.Cook and stir over medium heat until dissolved.
  3. Add gelatin and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let stand until partially cool.
  4. Add salt and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until soft and double in volume. About 10-15 minutes.
  5. Pour into prepared pan to about 1/2 inch thick. Set to cool until it will not stick to your finger.
  6. Cut into 1.5 inch pieces and roll in powdered sugar.

Variation: toasted coconut can be substituted for powdered sugar.
Variation: other flavorings can be substituted for vanilla extract.

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Homemade Marshmallows
Homemade Marshmallows

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