Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows with Dehydrated Strawberries
Recipe type: Strawberry, Dessert, Fruit, Dehydrating
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Serves: 1 1/2 lbs. marshmallows
Homemade Marshmallows are light and billowy, so unlike the kind you buy in a bag. With these I added dehydrated strawberries, then topped with white and dark chocolate and a dehydrated strawberry.
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (3 tablespoons plus 1½ teaspoons)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed dehydrated strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1½ cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Brush a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish with oil. Line with parchment, allowing a 2-inch overhang on the long sides. Brush parchment with oil; set aside.
  2. Put granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, and ¾ cup water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook, without stirring, until mixture registers 238 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 9 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put ¾ cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer; sprinkle with gelatin. Let soften 5 minutes.
  4. Attach bowl with gelatin to mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. With mixer on low speed, beat hot syrup into gelatin mixture. Beat in vanilla. Gradually raise speed to high; beat until mixture is very stiff, about 8 - 12 minutes. Pour into prepared dish, and smooth with an offset spatula. Set aside, uncovered, until firm, about 3 hours.
  5. Sift 1 cup confectioners' sugar onto a work surface. Unmold marshmallow onto confectioners' sugar; remove parchment. Lightly brush a sharp knife with oil, then cut marshmallow into 2-inch squares. Sift remaining ½ cup confectioners' sugar into a small bowl and roll each marshmallow in the sugar to coat. Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.
  6. To decorate, I poured my mixture into 2 cookie sheets, so the marshmallows would be about an inch thick. When ready I cut into squares. I melted 4 oz. of both white and dark chocolate at 50% power for 30 seconds and stirred. Then did it in 15 second intervals until melted. Drizzle with a fork over the top of the marshmallows. Top with a dehydrated strawberry.
  7. I cut the second tray with a cookie cutter that was lightly sprayed with cooking spray. I dipped the cutouts into white chocolate and added chocolate sprinkles.
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2018/03/25/homemade-strawberry-marshmallows-dehydrated-strawberries/