Marshmallow Kits: Because There’s No Time To Make Them

Marshmallow Kits

Marshmallow Kits

I had every intention of using my Grandmother’s recipe to make marshmallow treats for my son’s teachers.  However, after making the first batch of marshmallows, I came to my senses and realized what a daunting task this was. I knew myself well enough to know I would crack under the pressure to make perfectly formed marshmallows –exquisite enough to be presented as gifts. Of course, this revelation came the night before the Christmas parties.

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Using the time I had left, I figured out a way to make the ingredients portable, measured them, and packaged them, complete with instructions. Here’s how I made marshmallow gift kits:

The ingredients:

  • Butter to coat the pan
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cornstarch for dusting
  • Sterilized canning jars held the corn syrup
  • To measure the sugar and corn syrup, I used a scale, and the kids helped make sure each bag was exactly right.
  • Pre-packaged plain Knox Gelatin packets, already sealed, were dropped into the bags
  • The sugar fit into a Ziploc bag.

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  • Next, I copied and printed the recipe with my printer, complete with step by step instrcutions.
  • I used asterisks to highlight specific ingredients that were omitted, (water, salt, vanilla, and butter. Although a real vanilla bean would add a nice touch.)
  • The recipe was printed and rolled with a ribbon.
  • All the ingredients fit perfectly into a white paper bag, tied with a ribbon.
Marshmallow Kits

Marshmallow Kits

Phew! That was easy!

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2 comments on “Marshmallow Kits: Because There’s No Time To Make Them
  1. I love this idea! Your original post about making marshmallows DID inspire me and we used a different recipe (from Cooking for Engineers, of course! And yes, the Tour Manager is the one who found it) and you know what? I’m sure you know this.

    The home-made ones taste better. They’re a bit trickier to hold over a campfire, but they sure are yummier.

    Next up for me: the chocolate version, and making them in an 8×8 pan instead of 9×13. They might roast better that way.

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