Oh my goodness. I have realized I love to make marshmallows. I just had this crazy thought how cute a little mini sprinkles donut marshmallow would be floating in my cocoa. Since I couldn’t find that anywhere online, I whipped up a batch.
Let me tell you, making marshmallows is easy. Okay not a 100% slam-dunk, but if I can do it you can.
These are my adorable mini sprinkle donut marshmallows. They seriously look just like a tiny donut. Too cute and a lot fun.
Let me tell you, I first made marshmallows many years ago for a group of employees. I made white hot chocolate to go with it as well, and I was very surprised they turned out so delicious. When I think Marshmallows, they seems so processed that they would be impossible to duplicate.
But this little puffy treat dates back to the 1800’s in France. They used to be made from the sap of the Mallow plant which grew in the marsh. See? Marsh-mallows.
Obviously, I love to celebrate. These will be perfect for my Valentines party!
So of course, what is a marshmallow that isn’t dipped in hot cocoa? That just wouldn’t make sense to me, so here we go in some delicious Mexican hot chocolate.
These will keep 3-5 days in the fridge, so you can make them ahead.
Want to spice up your hot chocolate. One of my favorite posts of all time is Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate.
When my hubs saw these in the fridge, he immediately declared “You made tiny sprinkle donuts!”. That would also be fun, so that’s a post for another day.
Now let’s get to the details. Here are the instructions on how you can make your batch. Send us a photo by email or tag Tinselbox_holiday in Instagram. We love to share!
3 envelopes of gelatin
1 cup of ice cold water, divided
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 cup of corn syrup
1/4 tsp of salt
powdered sugar (confectioners)
Combine gelatin and 1/2 cup of ice water in a mixing bowl
In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup of water, corn syrup and salt. Cook at medium heat until it reaches 240 degrees.
Place plastic wrap on the bottom of a 9 X 13 pan
Top the plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray and lots of confectioners sugar
Once the saucepan ingredient hit the right temperature, slowly pour the ingredients into the mixing bowl
Beat on high for 12-15 minutes, until very thick. Use the Wisk attachment if you have it.
Pour ingredients into the pan and set out at least 12 hours to dry
Sprinkles Donut Marshmallow Creation
Really any recipe for marshmallows will work. I tried first the Food Network recipe where they added cornstarch at the bottom of the pan. I am not sure what that did, but create a huge pinterest fail. I changed it to confectioners sugar, and found the tip to add plastic wrap. Wala!
- Find two circular cookie cutters that will make the shape of a donut. I used the back of a frosting topper and small circle cookie cutter for mine. I tried all shapes out on a piece of bread.
- After the marshmallows have set, cut the shapes out and lightly toss in confectioners sugar
- Melt white chocolate pieces in the microwave
- Put your sprinkles into a low dish
- While the candy is melted push the topside of the donut into it
- Just after, push the warm candy coating down into the sprinkles