- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
- 2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup mild honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- food coloring, sprinkles and flavoring of choice - we used peppermint for one batch and raspberry for another. We added a touch of hot pink food coloring to the raspberry batch and left the peppermint white.
- Confectioners sugar, for dusting
In a bowl sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water. Let stand to soften. Meanwhile combine sugar, corn syrup, honey, salt and remaining 1/4 cup water in a large heavy pot. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes until combined. Increase heat and bring to a full boil for about 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and stir in gelatin, 1 tablespoon of whatever flavoring you wish and stir for a 30 more seconds until all the gelatin has dissolved. Be careful when you add the flavoring as the alcohol causes it to splatter sometimes. Transfer the mixture into the bowl of an electric mixer, add a drop or two of food coloring if using, and whisk until white and fluffy and very stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes at a high speed.
Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with Pam - lots and lots of Pam. Line pan with parchment and spray the parchment. Spray a rubber spatula with more Pam and transfer marshmallow goo into the pan. Flatten top - using sprayed spatula. Let cool, wrap in plastic and allow to stand overnight.
Turn out marshmallows. Spray a knife with Pam. Cut into squares of any size, toss with sifted confectioners sugar, shaking off excess. If decorating with sprinkles - dip ends into sprinkles instead of using confectioners sugar so that the sprinkles stick.