If you're going to make homemade marshmallows—and we highly recommend it—why not make them extra awesome. Here are some of our favorite tricks.
Experiment with Extract
In place of vanilla extract, consider orange, coconut, caramel, almond, or hazelnut extracts.
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Add a touch of color by removing part of your marshmallow mixture before pouring it into the pan. Tint the mixture with food coloring and swirl it back into the marshmallow mixture.
Once your marshmallow mixture is firm, get creative with cookie cutters. Coat cookie cutters with nonstick spray and create fun shapes.
Although our recipe calls for a dusting of powdered sugar to keep the marshmallows from sticking together, this is your opportunity add a new spin. Substitute powdered sugar for finely crushed peppermint, unsweetened or dark cocoa powder, or PB2 powder (powdered peanut butter).
Melt white, milk, or dark chocolate according to package directions and dip your marshmallows. Then, while the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle with toasted coconut, chopped nuts, and/or crushed graham crackers.
Toast or Roast
S'mores lovers, we've got news for you: These marshmallows get toasty and gooey just like store bought marshmallows, only better.
Don't get us wrong, these marshmallows are a tasty treat on their own but they make marshmallow baked goods even better.