Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Total Time:
8 hr 40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
20 to 40 marshmallows
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 7 ounces sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 recipe Homemade Marshmallow batter, recipe follows
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Homemade Marshmallows:
  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Directions

Sprinkle half the toasted coconut in an 8 by 12-inch nonmetal pan. Pour in the marshmallow batter and smooth the top of the mixture with damp hands. Sprinkle on the remaining toasted coconut. Allow to dry uncovered at room temperature overnight.

Remove the marshmallows from the pan and cut into squares. Roll the sides of each piece carefully in confectioners' sugar. Store uncovered at room temperature.

Homemade Marshmallows:

Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow to sit while you make the syrup.

Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat.

With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.


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Easy, delicious and impressive! I made these to take to a girls' weekend and they turned out beautifully. I followed the recipe to the letter since this was my first time making them. I lined my dish with parchment paper, so it was easy to remove them. The vanilla flavoring is yummy. They are so much more flavorful than store-bought marshmallows. I can't wait to make these during the holidays for gifts! item not reviewed by moderator and published
How do you toast the coconut? item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!!! A few things...of course these are messy and sticky...they are marshmallows! My 8 year old said that this was the coolest and easiest thing we have ever made. If that isn't a good enough review, I don't know what is. I used my KA so it was a breeze. It definitely didn't take 15 mins, more like 10. I also used wax paper sprayed with a little oil when I poured these into the pan. Also used a silicone spatula sprayed with oil to get them out of the bowl. Came out super easy. Definitely make these, they are totally worth it. I don't think I will EVER buy marshmallows again. Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was I supposed to grease the casserole dish prior to putting in the toasted coconut? I did because I worried I would never get this out of the pan but I guess the taste test will tell me if that was correct All went well until I had to get the marshmallow out of the K.A. mixer. It was glued to the whisk attachment....I had greased my hands with butter as I could see it would be difficult but this was something else. For a while it was on my hands...finally pried it off bit by bit and had to hand scoop it from the bowl into the casserole dish but much stayed in the mixing bowl. A glopy mess. There has to be a trick here.....what can I do to make this easier next time? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Marshmallows are year around for me.Preferably covered in Chocolate.Coconut is divine! I do suggest using a stand mixer that can take the power/time it requires.k.a. is the best one! These are easy,delicious & cover however one pleases. As stated by others~simple & they really are not "trouble".If need to use the parchment paper suggested & powdered sugar you will be a "Rock Star w/everyone!.Think Holidays too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMGosh! What a mess! Most of the marshmallow mix stayed on the wisk, in the mixing bowl AND my fingers. Hardly any made it into the dish. I'm so disappointed with this recipe; Ina made it look so easy and interesting. And my mixer started to over heat! Won't waste my time with this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. I have made these marshmallows time after time. I love how they always turn out. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are AMAZING, like the majority of Ina's recipes are. They are simple, delicious, and not very time consuming. Most people are shocked when I tell them I make marshmallows at home - they seem to think I'm putting in a bunch of unnecessary work. But all it takes is one taste of these, and they're begging me for the recipe! Thank you so much Ina, because of you all of my friends think I'm the best cook ever. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
kitchenaid says to only mix marshmallow at 1/2 the time specified. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these, and they were SUPER easy!! BUT, I added equal parts of Rum, Coconut, and Vanilla extracts. They ended up being Toasted Coconut Rum Marshmallows! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do it in a skillet, but you must keep close watch as it can/will burn quickly item not reviewed by moderator and published

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