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Swirled Peppermint Marshmallows

The fluffy, airy texture of handmade marshmallows will remind you of glistening snowflakes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    1-1/2 pounds


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 10 to 12 drops food coloring
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely ground peppermint candies


  • Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside.
  • In a large metal bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt and remaining water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat and gradually add to gelatin. Beat on high speed until mixture is thick and the volume is doubled, about 15 minutes. Beat in extract. Spread into prepared pan. Quickly drop food coloring over candy; cut through candy with a knife to swirl. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and peppermint candies. Using foil, lift marshmallows out of pan. With a knife or pizza cutter coated with cooking spray, cut into 1-in. squares; toss in confectioners' sugar mixture. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Nutrition Facts
1 marshmallow: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • vsaJuly17
    Jul 17, 2020

    Very tasty recipe. I have prepared it last night. All enjoyed!!

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Jul 8, 2020

    Was happy how simple this recipe was. This made the perfect holiday gift - nicer to give homemade than just grab something from the store! (And, they're very festive looking!)

  • shellybelly21
    Jan 1, 2014

    I ended up making four batches of these fluffly treats as Christmas gifts this year. They are so good and everyone who received them loved them. They are so much better than store bought! I can't wait to make different varieties.