Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Total Time:
8 hr 40 min
20 min
8 hr
20 min

20 to 40 marshmallows

  • 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

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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    How do you toast the coconut?
    Do it in a skillet, but you must keep close watch as it can/will burn quickly
    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!
    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?
    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. 
    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.
    This is a great recipe. I have made these marshmallows time after time. I love how they always turn out. Love it!
    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. :
    kitchenaid says to only mix marshmallow at 1/2 the time specified.
    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!
    Delicious and easy, the toasted cocnut is delicious but we've also made other variations rfom vanilla bean to chocolate/peppermint and they always work out perfectly.
    This has been my go to recipe. Absolutely delicious and easy to make! I would recommend this to everyone! Next time I'll go without the coconut and have it plain to use with hot chocolate or for toasting on camping trips. A keeper!!
    Absolutely delicious. My mother would give us toasted Coconut Marshmallows as a treat that she had purchased on shopping trips. These taste exactly like I remember those treats. Easy to make - just follow the given instructions and you should have no problems. I did some using only the toasted coconut all over the marshmallow and some using icing sugar as well as coconut. Prefer total coconut but both are so so tasty. You can't leave them alone.
    An awesome way to make hot cocoa gifts more special. It quick, easy, and tasty!! Love them!
    These are easy to make and taste delicious. I gave them as Christmas gifts last year to coworkers and they were a big hit. I made some with the coconut, and just tossed some in confectionary sugar and some in holiday colored sugars. Two batches went a long way!
    These marshmallows are delicious and taste nothing like store bought. I brought a batch to work and 2 coworkers do not like marshmallows and they couldn't stop eating them. I'm making a batch now to make rice krispies treats for my husband.
    Can you say FAB! These soo delicious. I made it as directed the first time, the second time I changed the Vanilla extract to Almond extract and still wonderful. I also took a crack at making homemade graham crackers so we could have S'mores. I recommend these to be eaten as is, they jus POP so much better in your mouth all by themselves. THank you and these will be a new holiday treat.
    I made these this morning, they turned out great! I did reduce vanilla, other reviewers mentioned 1 TB was too much.
    NO EGGS! My toddler granddaughter is allergic to among other things, eggs. This recipe will be good for her. So glad I found it.
    how much is 3 packages unflavored gelatin
    I tried one other recipe from food network and it turned terrible. This recipe is easy and turned out great. I can't wait to try these for the holidays!!
    No store bought marshmallow could ever compare to these little bites of heaven. They are sweet and gooey on the inside with the crunch of the toasted coconut on the outside... A little messy but worth it. Thanks again Ina for another great recipe!!
    I'm not one for coconut, but I do love marshmallow. I had so much fun making this with my new KitchenAid stand mixer. When I first made this, I took it in to work and shared with my coworkers and they all loved it and could not believe that I made it and that it was homemade. I'm always asked to make this, so what I do is make it for their birthdays as their gift.
    Easy and good. The goo soaks off of everything, but it got a bit messy when it was climbing up my beaters after about 6 minutes. You have to attend the mixing part pretty carefully or else say good by to your mixmaster and put the vanilla in before it gets too thick. 
    Toss shredded coconut in a saute pan on the stovetop to toast and brown. It will make your kitchen smell so nice too! I made half the recipe with coconut and half plain. The coconut gives a nice crisp texture and a nutty flavor.
    When Ina made these on her show, she said there would be tons of cookies and cakes at the bake sale she was going to, so this would be something different. I had a bake sale today, and i remembered these and decided to try them. They were so easy and so delicious. follow her directions EXACTLY, and they should com out great.
    Very good and unique! I made half with coconut and half with just powdered sugar. I am not crazy about coconut but it made the marshmallows much better. The texture of the coconut is great. The mixture does smell while mixing, is very messy and toasting the coconut can be time consuming but all steps are very do-able and worth it. This allowed me to take something different to the bake sale!
    I made these for Easter and got rave reviews! My husband hates marshmallows but he can't seem to stop eating these?! My aunt said she hates marshmallows as well but loved these. Thanks Ina, for yet another spectacular recipe! This will be one that we make for many years to come.
    I didn't think I LIKED marshmallows until I tried this recipe. (I only made this as a test for a bake sale). Just amazing - I made two batches and gave them to friends for Easter. (Beats peeps big time!!) Only two things I would add: spray the pan w/ cooking spray before putting the marshmallows and don't whip them too long or you'll never get them out of the mixing bowl! 15 minutes was too long w/ the first batch and 12 minutes was better. (high altitude maybe?)
    Don't let this recipe scare you, its so easy, and the reward is DELICIOUS!! Perfect fun treat to serve after Easter ham,. Thanks Ina.
    These are soooooo delicious. They're delicious dipped in chocolate too. Will definitely be good for s'mores. These are way better than Jet-Puffed. Thanks so much for the recipe, Ina!
    At first it looked odd, but turned out to be great! The coconut it a good touch. I suggest to serve it the same day it's made. My son loved it!
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