Monday, November 14, 2011

Guess What I Made?

{Recipe from Internal Bliss}

I bet you'll never guess (except for my picture above)...First, let me tell you that before Dieter had his allergies I had really never cooked before. Now, I am discovering how much I love it and how many good things there are to eat! Ok, ready...Marshmallows! Who knew you could make marshmallows? They were so easy and they taste so good! Dieter has never been able to have marshmallows before and he loves these! I am a fan of coconut so it was an extra treat that these are rolled in shredded coconut. It might seem like there are a lot of steps, but these are easy to make. I made them after my kids went to bed one night! Oh, and I don't have a stand mixer-I just used my hand held.

Honey Marshmallows

3 packages unflavored Gelatin
1 cup ice cold Filtered Water, divided
2 cups Honey
1/4 teaspon Salt
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup unsweetened Coconut Shreds
Coconut Flour for dusting
Coconut Oil or Ghee for greasing pan

-Grease a 13x9 inch glass baking pan. Add the shredded coconut and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Save any extra for coating marshmallows after cut.
-Place the gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. Use the whisk attachment.
-In a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, honey, and salt.
-Place over medium high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes.
-Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees, approximately 7 to 8 minutes.
-Once the mixture reaches this temperature, immediately remove from the heat.
-Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the honey syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture.
-Once you have added all the syrup, increase the speed to high.
-Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 12-15 minutes.
-Add the vanilla during the last minute of whipping.
-When ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled or greased spatula for spreading evenly into the pan.
-Dust the top with enough of the remaining shredded coconut to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later.
-Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
-Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a pizza wheel or scissors, dusted with coconut flour. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with shredded coconut, using additional if necessary.
-Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

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Anonymous said...

as I am sucrose intolerant I will add these to my pile of recipes to make :)

Anonymous said...

They look awesome! I'm going to have to try this recipe. I make some Christmas goodies with marshmallows, and this would solve my guilt over their white sugar contents. Thanks so much for posting it on Traditional Tuesdays!

France Morissette said...

Hi Shay, Thanks for visiting me at BTP. I love this recipe. It's always so refreshing to find sweets made with natural sweeteners..sounds funny when I actually put that in writting but it is rare.

Jenifer Harrod said...

These actually look good adn I don't even like the ones from the store. They are pretty. You could probably color them for Christmas and use them as a decoration.
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Anonymous said...

I'd never even thought of making marshmallows before. I love the fact that you've rolled them in coconut. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Anonymous said...

These look really neat - I love how they are pretty much allergen free! I have definitely bookmarked it for next time I need marshmallows for something. :)

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...
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Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

I will have to make these with the kids. They will love making and eating them.

I would love it if you linked this recipe to my Making a Home linky. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh myyyyyy. These sound just dreamy!

Unknown said...

Um, I think my kids would love these! Yum!

jo said...

Hi Shay,
This looks so delicious and something that I have to try.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm glad you did so I could discover your blog.

Judee @ gluten Free A-Z said...

How amazing ! I never knew how to make marshmellows. I'm following your back. Thanks for introducing me to your blog.

Unknown said...

Thank you again for linking all of your great posts today:) I are a true inspiration!

Anonymous said...

These look so yummy and I love the ingredients used - hmmm, there may be homemade marshmallows in my feature :)

The Diaper Diaries said...

Those look so delicious!!

Shiloh said...

Yum! I love the added coconut.:)

Michael Ann said...

I tried making marshmallows before and they tasted too strong of the unflavored gelatin. I would love to try your recipe. I bet the honey in it really tastes good. And coconut! Nice web site! Found you through the Foodie Friday blog hop.

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Unknown said...

Wow! Too cool...and I bet the coconut and marshmallow combo was really tasty! So glad you shared this at Shine On Fridays!

Stephanie said...

These look sooo great!! I've always wanted to make homemade marshmallows!

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Well, I have to say that I have never seen a recipe for marshmallows. Yours look great. Thanks for sharing with Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. Hope you will keep coming back.

D+B said...

wow these look so good.. NEver seen anything like it. I must try.. I am your newest follower.. If you would like to check out my blog to that would be so great, and follow me back and facebook too. I will be doing free giveaways here shortly on clothing and mineral makeup :)


Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures said...

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

I would love to feature these, but I don't see a link-back :(

Lauren said...

YUMMMY!!! would LOVE for you to feature these on my SPEND LESS - GIVE MORE Gift Linky Party!!! they look delish :)

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K. Golden said...

OHMYGOSH these look absolutely amazing! I just posted a recipe of my own today (Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili), if you're interested!