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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I tried this recipe last night and it is fantastic!..My husband said it tasted like all marshmallows used to taste - he loved them.  Next time, I will toast some additional coconut and roll the cut sides in toasted coconut instead of powdered sugar.  They are very easy to make and a very unusual treat.  They will probably find their way into my neighbors' Christmas treats baskets.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 &amp; cover however one pleases. As stated by others~simple &amp; they really are not &amp;#34;trouble&amp;#34;.If need to use the parchment paper suggested &amp; powdered sugar you will be a &amp;#34;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
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An awesome way to make hot cocoa gifts more special. It quick, easy, and tasty!! Love them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these this morning, they turned out great! I did reduce vanilla, other reviewers mentioned 1 TB was too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
NO EGGS! My toddler granddaughter is allergic to among other things, eggs. This recipe will be good for her. So glad I found it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
how much is 3 packages unflavored gelatin item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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?) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. When I first made it I was a little nervous but the marshmallows came out great. Even better, when I put them out on a tray for a party no one would believe they were made from scratch. Since then I continue to make them and now when I make them I even cover them chocolate which makes them even better. I even sprinkle the tops of the chocolate covered marshmallows with the coconut. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i make these regularly. i use a cookie cutter dipped in powered sugar then cover them in chocolate. yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the party favors of my anniversary party, and it was my very first time making marshmallows. (I know, what a challenge to be trying something I had never made! I never knew it was this easy, as it does seem to be hard to make. I kind of felt it had a bit too much vanilla flavor though. I want to try making chocolate dipped marshmallows next time I make them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a party and they were a hit! I cannot believe how easy making these were too. I made this to the recipe. I used wax paper to cover the pan, thinking that this would make it easier to pull the marshmellow out, but it only helped a little bit. I would suggest next time, putting almost a crust of coconut to help get them out of the pan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe! I was a little afraid but curious, its not at all like the Easter Peeps, It's a wonderful treat. I have made it several time, I don't put on the coconut until later, after the marshmallow has dried I cut it into strips and then squares, I use a wooden pick to dip them in chocolate, then I sprinkle on the toasted coconut, but you must chop it. It's always a hit and people are always amazed that I made marshmallows. wonderful recipe, a lot of fun to make and a lot of fun once you get the reactions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a fun recipe! I had never thought of making homemade marshmallows until I saw Ina do it on TV. My grandkids love them! 2 tips- as someone else said earlier- use good vanilla. The flavor definitely comes through so don't use the funky stuff. Also, be sure to sift the powdered sugar that you rest the mixture on. Clumpy powdered sugar will not scrape off once it sets- I learned from experience! For the litte ones at Christmas I made a batch of plain marshmallows and cut them into 2" squares, then put them on popsicle sticks, dipped them halfway into melted chocolate, then colored sprinkles, allowed them to set until hardened and bagged them individually with pretty ribbons. The kids loved having special treats just for them. Very fun recipe! We used the remaining marshmallows in hot chocolate. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ha! I had the same question when it came to adding the gelatin. When I opened the box and saw four envelopes, I thought, "Uh oh." I actually ended up using 4 envelopes because I had a hard time getting the batter to thicken up. I was sceptical that they would turn out, but they turned out great. People were very impressed that I had "made" marshmallows. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these this time last year, but I can't remember. Where the recipe calls for 3 packages gelatin, does it mean three envelopes or three boxes? item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very good. As some other reviewers mentioned, the marshmallow batter had an odd smell, but that went away by the time I cut them. I used a hand-held mixer and it took no more than 8 minutes (I stopped when the marshmallow batter was thick and coming up around the sides of the mixer. They were surprisingly easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good even mid-process. I'm quite excited to try them once they're dry. Be sure not to make them while others are watching TV because you will get yelled at. Mixing on high speed for 15 minutes is not very nice. Oops. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best homemade marshmallow recipe ever! Leave the coconut off of some and use them in hot cocoa. Your mouth will thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the texture of this marshmallow is ridiculously good, but to all who attempt to make this, be sure to use good vanilla. i'll admit, i cheap out and get the publix brand vanilla extract. in cakes and cookies, you really can't tell the differece, but vanilla is the main flavor here, so now my marshmallows taste cheap. spend the extra bucks and get the good vanilla!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe, I have made this recipe several times over the past year and given them as gifts. They are a big hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe. Made them again today for my kids Fall Festival partys at school. They always request them. People are always amazed that I made "homemade" marshmallows. We have dipped them in chocolate and then rolled them in lightly crushed graham crakers. They are also great for chocolate fountains. My trick to getting them out of the pan is to lightly dab some butter on the bottom and sides of the pan and then line the pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with non stick spray. When ready, turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board dusted with powdered sugar and peel of the paper. Cut it with at pizza cutter dipped in powdered sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these so many times. When someone tastes what a REAL marshmallow should taste like...the look on their face is priceless. They are so easy and you will impress anyone you let near them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My step-daughters love this recipe. We've been doing this for four years. They are now 18 and 15, and we are about to make them again tonight. We even color the marshmallow, depending on the season. Tonight will be fall colors. We also use mini m&amp;ms, dip them in chocolate, sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. It's a lot of fun and the results are absolutely sinfully delicious. I wish we could post our pictures. I also give them to family and friends and they are wowed every time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My friends cannot believe that I made them my self. I have also played around with this recipe and added different flavors and dipped them in chocolate.. Here are a few tips when making this recipe. If you don't like coconut or just want plain marshmallows, just put powdered sugar on the bottom of your pan and on the top of the marshmallows. When you go to put the marshmallow in the pan us a stiff rubber spatula and spray it with nonstick cooking spray, and after you get the marsmallow in the pan spray your clean hands with cooking spray to smooth it out, works better then any utensil in your kitchen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't know that the all of the gelatin and other things whipped up into sticky marshmallow item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe and it turned out like glue, I could barely get it in the pan. What did I do wrong? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum I made these for my grandma for mothers day.She loves marshmallos little sticky to get into the pan but lots of fun item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids only get marshmallows on very special occasions: When we do indoor camping and we have s'mores. For my daughter's birthday, I decided to make s'mores for her class. Since the office staff and teachers love my homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies, I couldn't just bring in store bought marshmallows so I decided to give these a shot. They were FABULOUS. Directions were easy to follow, and the results were awesome. Did not have any problems w/ cutting them b/c I dipped the knife in water as suggested. Oh, my kichen aid mixer was hot, but it didn't make any odor. I put these marshmallows on graham crackers and drizzled melted chocolate over the s'mores. Love, love, love this recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG these were so good. They were a little time consuming and messy. I don't have a stand mixer, so after about 10 minutes the marshmallow was coming up the beaters on my hand mixer so much it was almost touching the bottom of the mixer. I might flavor them next time or dip them in chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the idea of homemade marshmallows, thought it would be difficult but it really wasn't. I followed the recipe exactly, including the full 15 minutes. My Kitchenaid Mixer was a little hot and struggling towards the end but they were not over beaten. I also thought the vanilla flavor was a little strong but I will definitely make them again with a little less vanilla. Loved the toasted coconut on the outside. Only bad thing about this recipe is it is MESSY.... my pot to make the syrup in and the stand mixer bowl were so sticky they are still soaking....also got the batter all over my hands transferring it from the bowl to the pan.. but still worth it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks again Ina, another winner. So easy to make, don't be intimidated by the candy thermometer. Made these for a dinner party, dipped in chocolate fondue, huge hit!! I will make again and again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made them for Christmas and gave them out They were a hit I am still getting requests But I tell everyone they are only avalible for Christmas because then I would have to make them just about every weekend..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do you have to grease the 8x 12 pan first so to get the marshmrllows back out of pan after setting over night? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these 3 times over the holiday season, and couldn't believe how good and easy they were to make! Seriously if you have a stand mixer and a candy thermometer, they could not be easier. I gave these to my friends and everyone raved about them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe could not be easier to make! my 4 year old daughter and I make it and have a blast doing it. It can get a bit messy.. but that is half the fun! This year we made a few batches. Couple of them with the coconut and a couple batches we used peppermint candy canes. We grinned candy canes in a grinder and viola coated the cut up marshmallows squares. They looked festive and tasted yummy! My kids even added it to their hot chocolate. Next time I will experiment using food colors to make hearts for valentines day! I strongly suggest that you follow the recipe as is and including the candy thermometer. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent,excellent,excellent. Followed recipe exactly. No problems. Family favorite. Will trying adding peppermint extract next time and omitting the coconut. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe turned out excellent. Will become a family favorite. Betty J. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just got finished cutting these up and thy are absolutely delicious and so easy!!! Followed the directions exactly and they came out perfect. Soooo good and so much better than store bought marshmallows. Toasted coconut at 350 for 10 minutes. For gelatin, I used 3 of the Knox gelatin packets. I mixed the marshmallows for the full 15 minutes and they came out great. (oh and as one reviewer stated, don't worry about the terrible smell coming from the mixer ... you will not taste or smell this in your marshmallows). I used a 9x13 pyrex and sprayed the bottom with cooking spray before spreading the marshmallows. (the wet hands tip worked great!). When cutting them, I sprayed the tip of my knife with cooking spray before each row. This is my new favorite addition to my Holiday baskets. I will definitely be making these again. Thank you Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was worried going into this, but this recipe was SO EASY! I would agree with other reviews that say it doesn't need to mix for 15 minutes. Mine was done in 10 minutes, and there was no strain on my mixer as others had mentioned, and believe me, I probably have the cheapest mixer on the market! My hubby doesn't like coconut, so I made them into S'mores with a no-bake graham cracker crust for the bottom and melted chocolate chips for the top. Oh, I would also agree that you have to work fast with them once you stop the mixture because they stiffen up quickly. I will definitely be making these again soon &amp; adding it to my permanent collection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Christmas season I was determined to try this recipe. My first batch turned out abysmal, I would mention. Don't use old Karo syrup, and make sure your sugar syrup does get up to 240 degrees. I would also use a straight sided saucee pan to make the syrup. I have a (rather new) kitchenaid stand mixer, and I didn't have problems with the motor growning. I mixed the mixture for 12 minutes, judging by the rubber-band-ike strands of merang-ish mixture, that it was done. I, completely forgot the salt and vanilla. The BEST bit of experimenting that I did, was, that I used my Perfect Brownie Baking pan for the marshmallows to "set" in and for segmenting/cutting the marshmallows. It worked like a charm. I sprayed with baking spray (even though the pan is non-stick) and the separators with baking spray (flour &amp; oil). Also dusted the pan (but not the separators) with confectioner's sugar. I live in Florida and it had been raining. Honestly, the humidity was NOT an issue for this process. After pressing the marshmellow into the pan (yes, I used all the mixture for the one brownie pan) with damp hands (that helps immensley). After that, I pressed the separator into the pan/marshmallow. One hour later, the marshmallows were set, and pressed out of the segmentor with a spatula with no problems. I rolled them in powdered sugar. 18 Jumbo, creamy Marshmallows, was the result. I had planned to create small gifts with an envelope of hot cocoa and one of these marshmallows (maybe in a mug) for my husband's office mates for the holidays. Husband (bless his heart) jumped the gun and took some to work as they were. People went WILD over them, as did some of my friends. I will make these again and again! Gypsyohara@gmail.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
WHATS THE EXACT AMOUNT OF GELATIN REQUIRED ? THANK YOU LITA item not reviewed by moderator and published
Joy, are you just stupid or kidding. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never knew making marshmallows could be so easy. However, there were a few things I'd change about the recipe. First of all, it doesnt take 15 minutes in the mixer; anywhere between 7-9 minutes was plenty, and I could see my KitchenAid mixer struggling a little at that point, but it was done. Use a glass pyrex dish to make these...and use plenty of PAM, they'll come out with almost no difficulty! I'd make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Son doesn't care for coconut, but loves S'mores. I crushed up graham crackers and put in the bottom of the pan, then poured the marshmallow on. I chopped up some chocolate and spread all over the top. Instant S'more. When you cut it into squares, it's just the perfect bite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great if you just like to eat raw marshmallows. They do not work well for s'mores, the melting point is too low, can't get them toasted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are SO delicious, and I couldn't believe how simple they were. You just let the mixer go for a while and voila, marshmallows! And so much yummier than the bagged kind. I can't wait to try these out in s'mores this summer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Each year I bake desserts at Christmas and give them to all of my friends and each year I try all new things to include in the baskets....except for these, which are included EVERY year! I get the most compliments on these, and while making homemade marshmellows with toasted coconut would scare almost anyone away, the recipe really is relatively simple for such a "sophiticated" dessert! Great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is soooooo easy and delicious. I've made this many times for family and church functions. I'ts always a hit. I'm printing many copies now to give at church. Tried several different review comments/suggestions, all were great. Not one to take time to post a review, but had to give Ina kudos for this easy show stopper . item not reviewed by moderator and published
i follow the directions, the marshmallow mixture came out great. But it only put about an inch in the pan. Why didnt this come out about 2 inches thick like the show? Do I need a larger mixing bowl? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used really good vanilla, but don't really care for the flavor of these things. The vanilla flavor is too strong. I set the timer and took them out of the kitchenaide at 15 minutes, and the mixer was HOT. They were messy going into the pan, and I wished I would have oiled or greased the pan first. They smoothed down okay with wet hands. They just taste okay - nothing I'd rave about. I'm surprised by the rave reviews this recipe received. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Kitchen Aid mixer is only about a year old and the 15 minutes of mixing the mallows was pretty hard on it....plus the batter got too stiff, it was really hard to get out of the bowl and my coconut in the bottom of the pan shifted around alot depsite my best efforts to keep it in place. The marshmallows ar still drying so I haven't tasted them yet, but they look great! Next time I will probably leave them in the mixer for about 10 minutes and see how that goes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are just amazing. I have always wanted to make marshmallows but believed it would be messy and difficult. This was so easy! And you only use one pot, one bowl and the glass dish. I will grease the dish next time per other suggestions and see if they come out more easily. Also they really DO need to sit for at least 12 hours before you cut them. I'm making them again tonight and serving them after a cheese course at a dinner party tomorrow evening. I'm going to top them with chopped chocolate and leave the bottom toasted coconut. Thanks for such a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these as a trial run for Easter and used a jellyroll pan (lots of cooking spray) and then cut out bunny shapes and coated them in colored sugar... Absolutely adorable and so much tastier than the real Peeps! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the simplest marshmallow recipe, I think, in the world! I've made all kinds of flavored mallows including chocolate and peppermint and this recipe always works and whips up in the Kitchenaid in no time. Tonight I'll be using this recipe to make homemade "Peeps"! Also, I accidentally tried these with some artificial extract instead of the real thing and they were gross, gross, gross. Don't use the artificial stuff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
fyi - just used 2 packets of oetker brand gelatin. I'm still waiting for the marshmallow to dry overnight but the taste and consistency is perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love this recipe..yummy... . i used cooking spray on the 8x12 inch pan...spray all over it to help it not stick when coming out... be generous with the spray... and do not wait after you stop the mixer to scoop the mixture on top of the coconut in the pan... hot soapy water made for easy clean up... a little cooking spray on the knife now and then helped make cutting easy...TO TOAST THE COCONUT i put the coconut on a cookie sheet and into a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes or until it became light brown made this easy also... everyone i give this recipe to .... loves this recipe..... enjoy!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
...I used Vanilla paste and a 1/2 tsp. of Almond extract.... You have GOT to try this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a candy maker at all, but this recipie is soooo easy and it can be tweeked anyway you want. I made a batch of "grown-up" marshies, by adding lemon zest,lemon flavoring, instead of vanilla, and some Limoncello..WOW- sooo good!! Some of them I dipped in chocolate..a big hit at our annual ladies lunch! The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!!!!! Thanks Mrs Garten for yet another delicious recipie!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making these for a few years now and have been experimenting with them (not everybody likes coconut so why exclude them.) Some of my adaptations include adding several teaspoons of cinnamon while whipping the sugar mixture and adding cinnamon to the powdered sugar at the end, adding cocoa powder to the whipping stage and dipping them in bittersweet chocolate, and adding extra vanilla and rolling them in vanilla sugar (comes out like a vanilla peep.) Folks get a variety of them when I give them christmas cookies and boggle over the effort I must have put into them, but its probably the easiest part of the present. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making this recipe for 3 years straight now, and it is a huge hit everytime. Last year I dipped 1/2 of each marshmallow in dark chocolate and they were an even bigger rave. It's super easy, 1 pot &amp; 1 bowl and let it sit for 8 hrs. We make them every Christmas and put them in clear celophane bags with festive ribbons and I get asked for the recipe over and over. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can anyone who has made these tell me how far in advance I can make these? I'm sure they're wonderful, I just need to know how long they'll keep. Greatly appreciate a reply! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these as a "test" batch for future holiday gifts. I did half in crushed candy canes and half plain. I wish I had read all the reviews first because the hint about smoothing out the top with wet hand would have helped. Still, easy to do and set up quick. I plan on putting some in a baggy with some homemade hot chocolate mix and give to school bus driver etc. My kids had more fun licking the spoons than the actual making part! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This was a huge hit at a "Trick or Treat" Party today in my office. The recipe was just as quick and easy as stated. As always, Ina mastered another great treat!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you tried this recipe and it didn't come out well, try again. I'm not usually good at making anything candy-like but these are incredible. Not only are they super easy to make but I also know exactly what is going into them unlike the store bought. I also made a plain batch and dipped them in chocolate on the bottom and then into graham crackers. They are amazing and will make great christmas gifts for the neighbors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very excited to make this recipe but when I actually made it, it tasted very much like store bought marshmellows to me, which seemed like a waste of time and extreme messy clean-up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
use a fork and serated knife to cut the marshmallows. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These marshmallows are so much fun to make. I love how Ina gives a great base recipe and then encourages us to make it our own. I can't wait to make these again and try something different besides the coconut since my loved ones don't care for it. I would love to try something chocolately next time liked crushed oreos. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these wonderfully delicious marshmallows for my friends daughter's college graduation party. They were so surprised to find out they were homemade. They are so much better than the store bought worth the effort!! I did have a couple of suggestions. First about mixer over heating, I think when the mixer starts to over work that is an indication that the product is done. I didn't let it go on long enough to over heat, I stopped it when I heard it start to over heat and they were perfect. Also I didn't use powdered sugar for the edges. I used the excess coconut( that made more sense to me). They really are yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I nixed the coconut and used this as a base recipe for vanilla marshmallows- I used the recommended 1T of extract but added a scraped vanilla bean as well- I'm a big fan of vanilla so I think I'll do 2 scraped beans next time. Awesome basic recipe, easy and quick- the only thing that takes considerable time is the cooling! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i had wanted to try these for a while. when i did, i wasn't dissapointed. they were delicious. i drizzled melted chocolate over them. it is hard on a mixer tho, i used a kitchen aid and it smelled hot. however it is 25 years old. i wont mix them for the recommended time next time. they were a little too stiff, but i will be making them again item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this without coconut for my little ones thewy love watching it been made and eating it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is wonderful! I wonder if some of the people with set-up problems made sure the syrup got to 240 degrees. This is the first time I've done any candy making, and I was really surprised how long it took for the syrup to reach that temp. While whipping the mixture, it became a little "too tall" for my hand mixer so I think I could have gotten more volume but quit after 10 min. Also, I used a 13x9 pan which made the marshmallows thinner (not as tall) as Ina's. If anyone is familiar with "Capella drops" (intense flavor drops that come in dozens of flavors)...I used coconut capella in addition to the vanilla. My marshmallows set up almost immediately. What an incredible treat they've been. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Talk about an easy recipe and it worked out wonderfully -- that's why Ina is great. And, it's easy to personalize -- I added orange peel to the toasted coconut. I am thinking about a grown up version with an orange liqueur. I forgot to add the orange extract to the marshmallow mixture but it still tasted good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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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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