These raspberry marshmallows are a spectacular homemade confection that are sure to impress.
Exploring New Ideas
Looking for something a bit different for treats this Christmas I have turned to marshmallows. If you haven’t made marshmallows at home, you really must give them a try. They are soft and fluffy and melt in your mouth. You can make them any flavour you want, and you can even dip them in chocolate! Yes, that’s a thing!
I have some fabulous raspberry syrup that I was inspired by, raspberries are my favorite berry. The flavour takes me back to the hot summer days out on the farm. The spectacular burst of flavour eating sun warmed berries right off the bushes. It is quite amazing how a taste of something as simple as a berry can instantly transport you back in time. Really is there anything better.
Playing with flavours
You can use any flavouring you like, from cooked down jams with the seeds removed, to espresso powder mixed with a little water to bottled flavourings like vanilla, maple or almond extract. And peppermint is a great seasonal flavouring for Christmas. Don’t forget to add a few drops of food coloring to bump up the eye appeal!
If you like things a bit more tropical be sure to pop over and check out the Toasted Tropical Marshmallows I made a few years ago. They are the next level of marshmallow love.
- 3 envelopes of gelatin
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups of sugar
- ½ cup of corn syrup
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of raspberry syrup
- ⅔ cup of icing sugar
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon of shortening
- Place the gelatin and ½ cup of the water in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Allow to soak.
- In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt and remaining ½ cup of water.
- Over medium high heat bring to a rolling boil.
- Continue to boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat.
- With the mixer on low, using the whisk attachment, slowly pour the hot syrup into the gelatin.
- Add the raspberry syrup (or whatever flavour you are using)
- Turn the mixer to high and whip for 12 minutes.
- Transfer the marshmallow fluff to a buttered 9×9 pan for nice thick marshmallows or a 9×13 for thinner marshmallows.
- Cover the surface with plastic wrap that has been sprayed liberally with non stick spray.
- Allow to set over night.
- Using a sifter or fine mesh colander cover a cutting board with a nice layer of sifted icing sugar.
- Remove the marshmallow slab on to the icing sugar covered cutting board.
- With a sharp knife cut the slab into squares or rectangles.
- Sift icing sugar over all sides if the cut marshmallows.
- Store in a covered container.
- Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a metal bowl.
- Place over a small pot of simmering water.
- Stir until the chocolate is melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Dip an end of the marshmallow into the chocolate.
- Set on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.
- Set for 1 hour.
Your marshmallows look gorgeous! I have always wanted to make my own to make fondant but usually resort to getting store bought — since marshmallow fondant is quite the process.
Your recipe is a great idea to make for holiday gifts!
Hi Cynthia! I agree, homemade fondant is a bit of work but definitely worth it, it tastes amazing.
I do 90% of my gingerbread builds using fondant and once you make it a few times it is not
too big of a job!
These homemade marshmallows are quick and easy and delicious. They are so tender and melt in your mouth.
I hope you give them a try.
Merry Christmas! Thank you for stopping by!
I have never made marshmallows but this recipe has inspired me to give it a try!
They are so good, you absolutely must give them a try!!!! Merry Christmas!
I wish I’d seen these sooner, because I bet they make amazing holiday gifts. I mean, raspberry marshmallows are pretty amazing just on their own, but chocolate-dipped on top of that? Best edible gift ever! I’ll have to add these to my list for next year for sure.
Merry Christmas Isabelle!
They are a fantastic food gift, I have half the batch all packaged up to give away.
They are so tender and melt in your mouth, definitely worth whipping up a batch!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I have never made marshmallow, it’s a great idea to add the raspberry syrup. It makes it more flavourful and festive! Thanks for sharing! Have a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Vicky!
They are super easy to make and the syrup really gave it a nice flavour.
They are definitely festive! Next time I’ll have to make a batch of peppermint ones!
Thanks for stopping by.
Those look so gorgeous and the flavours are perfect.
Hi Teresa! I agree, the raspberry and chocolate are a fantastic combination!
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a spectacular New Year!