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Homemade Marshmallow Pops

 Homemade Marshmallow Pops
Homemade marshmallows are fun to eat on a stick or to stir in your favorite hot chocolate. Their melt-in-your-mouth texture appeals to the young and the young at heart.—Jennifer Andrzejewski, Grizzly Flats, California
15 ServingsPrep: 55 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • Lollipop sticks

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine cold water and gelatin; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the
  • sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring
  • occasionally. Cover and cook for 2 minutes to dissolve sugar
  • crystals; uncover and cook on medium-high heat, without stirring,
  • until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat and gradually add to gelatin. Beat on medium
  • speed for 14 minutes. Add extract; beat 1 minute longer. Meanwhile,
  • sprinkle 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar into a greased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. pan.
  • With greased hands, spread marshmallow mixture into prepared pan. Top
  • with 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar. Cover and cool at room
  • temperature for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Cut 15 snowflakes with a greased 2-1/2-in. snowflake-shaped cookie

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Homemade Marshmallow Pops (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cutter; toss in remaining confectioners' sugar. Gently press
  • lollipop stick into each snowflake. Store in an airtight container
  • in a cool dry place. Yield: 15 pops.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pop equals 82 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.