One 1/4-ounce packet powdered gelatin
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
Pinch of kosher salt
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1/2 cup chopped white chocolate (about 3 ounces)
36 yellow or gold edible candy pearls
Hot chocolate, for serving
Combine the gelatin with 1/3 cup water in a small bowl. Combine the confectioners' sugar and cornstarch in a separate bowl. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch mixture in a 9" x 13" quarter sheet tray.
Cook the granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar reaches 235 degrees F on a candy thermometer, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and combine with the bloomed gelatin and vanilla bean seeds. Beat with a hand mixer on medium high until thick and fluffy, about 6 minutes. Spray a rubber spatula with cooking spray and use it to scrape the marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan. Spread evenly and dust with the remaining cornstarch mixture. Let set overnight at room temperature.
Spray a 2-inch flower-shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray and cut out 12 flower marshmallows. Save the marshmallow scraps to cut into small cube-shaped marshmallows, if desired.
Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water (the bottom of the bowl shouldn't touch the water), stirring occasionally. Place three candy pearls in the center a flower. Gather the petals at the top to close the flower and dip the bottom in the melted chocolate to hold it together. Place in a flexible 12-cup mini cupcake pan to set. Repeat with the remaining flowers.
To serve, pop the flowers out of the muffin cups and place them in hot chocolate to watch them bloom.
Thanks for checking out the new Food Network recipe page! Please provide feedback on what you like or dislike.Take a Survey
Not digging it? 😥 Go back to the old look.
Get inspired with our best summer appetizers like crab dip, salsa, nachos and more from Food Network.
Round out your perfect picnic or cookout with summer side dish recipes for pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and more from your favorite chefs at Food Network.
Serve up a tasty treat this summer with our favorite summer desserts, including tarts, shortcake and ice cream, from your favorite chefs at Food Network.