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Homemade Marshmallow Pops

Total Time

Prep: 55 min. + standing

Makes

15 marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are fun to eat on a stick or to stir into your favorite hot chocolate. Their melt-in-your-mouth texture appeals to the young and the young at heart. —Jennifer Andrzejewski, Grizzly Flats, California
Homemade Marshmallow Pops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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 almond extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • Lollipop sticks

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine cold water and gelatin; set aside.
  2. 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).
  3. 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 13x9-in. pan.
  4. 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.
  5. Cut 15 snowflakes with a greased 2-1/2-in. snowflake-shaped cookie cutter; toss in remaining confectioners' sugar. If desired, gently press lollipop stick into each snowflake. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition Facts

1 marshmallow: 82 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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