I love a good mallow.
But, no marshmallow is as good as a roasted marshmallow. There’s just something I love about getting into a gooey, sticky mess of melted mallow. And, I love that crispy, golden crust.
Going camping this past weekend meant that I was going to get to roast some marshmallows.
I had recently come across a marshmallow recipe on Smitten Kitchen, and I was very intrigued.
I have never made (or seen anyone else make) marshmallows before.
Okay… I had no clue you even could make marshmallows. Boy, have I been missing out! Homemade mallows are FAR better than store-bought! They are so light and airy, gently bouncing off one another.
They taste amazing. These have a nice vanilla flavor that is definitely an improvement from manufactured mallows. You can also change the flavor, if you'd like, by simply using different extracts. I made plain old vanilla, but also changed it up by making coconut, and banana marshmallows. The coconut is fantastic!!
Don’t get me started on how they roast. It is SO GOOD! These roast up faster than other marshmallows, and they get super-duper gooey. If roasting these, have some wipes on hand and be prepared for a huge, sticky mess. I mean it!
Or… you can do what I do and just lick up the stickiness :)
I can’t forget that they were also very easy to make. I’ve read of many horror stories of kitchen nightmares having to do with homemade marshmallows. I’m proud to say I have no horror story to tell. The recipe is easy to understand, takes very few ingredients, and is done in no time.
Even with my teeny-tiny $10 hand-held mixer that sounds like its about to explode at any speed above 4 was able to get the mixing portion done in no time! I’m proud of the little guy :D
The chilling is really the longest part, unless you just can’t wait 3 hours, then you can eat it as is! I think you could even follow the recipe through the mixing then just stir in some rice cereal for crispy treats!
Hey…. Not a bad idea…