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Holiday Marshmallows

 Holiday Marshmallows
These soft homemade marshmallows are lots more fun than the store-bought kind and are so yummy, whether by themselves or topping off a mug of hot cocoa. I add red and green sprinkles for the holidays. —Arlene Barr, Monterey, California
36 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Assorted sprinkles, confectioners' sugar, coarse colored sugar and/or nonpareils

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and lightly grease the foil with 2
  • teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine gelatin and water. Cook and stir over
  • medium-low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Add sugar and corn
  • syrup; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved (do not boil).
  • Transfer to a large bowl. Chill until slightly thickened, about 30
  • minutes. Beat on high speed until mixture is thick and the volume is
  • doubled, about 10 minutes. Spread into prepared pan. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Using foil, lift marshmallows out of pan. Cut into 1-1/4-in. squares
  • or cut into shapes with cutters lightly coated with cooking spray.
  • Roll in garnishes as desired. Store in an airtight container in a
  • cool dry place. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Holiday Marshmallows (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 marshmallow (calculated without garnishes) equals 31 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.