Homemade Vanilla Bean Mallows
Have you ever made homemade mallows before? They really are not that difficult to make and the options and flavors are limitless! Try peanut butter, strawberry, chocolate, coconut, orange. So many yummy varieties to make. But my favorite... you guessed it...vanilla bean!:)
Previously I posted about making over the top s'mores with homemade grahams. This week were finishing up that idea with out of this world vanilla bean mallows! These are mallows you'll actually want to eat!:) They are fluffy, and sweet, with flecks of vanilla. You’ll be craving just one more! Don't forget the homemade grahams:).
I hope this recipe changes your view on the regular old s'mores sweet confection. Make this for your dessert table at your next party.
S'mores bar? Yes, please!! We did this for a wedding reception with homemade grahams. People were asking, "When are you opening up the s'more table?!"
The party really got going when we turned up the music and started making the s'mores. Everyone got involved, from the very young to our more mature guests. Even the shy quiet guys and gals were coming out of their chairs/shells for this one.
We made it easy for everyone to enjoy these over the top flavorful s'mores. For the creatively challenged we made up fun names/recipes that guests could just follow along. I was surprised how many just picked one of the suggested recipes and followed it. These are those tried and true personalities.
On the other side we had the creatives that came up with their own delightful tasty creations. I had several guests approach me, "Have you tried the....". It's the perfect dessert table to get your guests mingling and talking. It's sure to be a hit!
Or...just make them for your family and invite the neighbors over for a low key roasting summer night.
- 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup cold water, divided
- 1 & ½ cups granulated white sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste (can substitute with vanilla extract if desired)
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (at least ¾ cup's worth)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the gelatin envelopes and ½ cup of cold water. Whisk briefly until combined, then let set while you make the syrup mixture.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan on medium heat, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and remaining ½ cup water together, stirring until combined. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup mixture reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat immediately.
- Turn the mixer on low speed with the whisk attachment and very slowly and carefully pour in the hot sugar syrup a little at a time into the gelatin mixture. Once all the hot sugar syrup has been added, raise the mixer speed to high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, glossy, and has stiff peaks, about 10-15 minutes depending on the speed of your mixer. Add in the vanilla bean paste and whip briefly to combine.
- Liberally dust a 9x13" rectangular baking pan with confectioners sugar - don't be shy! Dust some of the sugar on the sides of the pan as well. Pour the marshmallows mixture evenly into the prepared pan and smooth out into an even layer. Dust the top of the marshmallows with more confectioners' sugar. Let set UNCOVERED overnight to dry out some until you can touch it with your finger and your finger won't be a sticky mess
- Cut the marshmallow into equal-size pieces with a warm knife or pizza cutter. You can cut the marshmallows as large as you'd like, but mine were medium-size and I got about 30-40.
recipe shared by the domestic rebel