Home made chocolate covered marshmallow

This chocolate covered marshmallow recipe is perfect for when you want to make a big batch to give out as gifts. When I make some marshmallow to give away for gifts I put it in transparent cellophane bags and tie with ribbons.

There are quite a few ways to package the marshmallow, you can use gift boxes or little tins with some food grade tissue paper.

Ingredients

  • 120 ml cold water
  • 21 grams powdered gelatin
  • 120ml cold water (yes, again)
  • 400 grams white caster sugar
  • 240 ml glucose syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Coating

  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • Chocolate (dark or milk) melted

Method

  • Lightly butter the bottom of a 33cm x 23 cm x 5cm baking tin. Then line it with baking parchment. Then sift about 3 tablespoons of icing sugar and cornflour mixture on top. This is very important because if you do not do that the marshmallow will stick to the pan and you will not be able to cut it into neat shapes.
  • Pour the powdered gelatine into the bowl of your mixer fitted with a K-Mik and pour the 120 ml cold water and let it sit until the gelatine softens, about 13 minutes.
  • Place the caster sugar, glucose syrup, 120 ml water and salt in a heavy based saucepan on a stove set on high. Stir until the sugar dissolves and then let it boil without stirring until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage on a sugar thermometer, which is 116 Celsius.
  • With the mixer on at a slow speed pour the hot mixture into the softened gelatine until you use it all up. Pour quickly because the sugar mixture hardens quite quickly. Add the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually increase the speed on the beater and let it beat the marshmallow until it increases in volume and becomes slightly firm if you make it too firm it is much more difficult to scrape out of the bowl.
  • Pour and then scrape the mixture into the prepare tin and use a spatula to ease it to the sides of the tin. The mixture will be stick so you can use and oiled spatula or wet spatula to make it easy.
  • Let it set for at least 12 hours or overnight.
  • Run a knife along the edges of the marshmallow to loosen it from the tin and you can slice it in the tin and dipping the marshmallow in the coating. You could also dust a chopping board with the coating and then tip the marshmallow onto it and cup into little squares and dip in the coating each time to stop them from sticking to each other.
  • Then dip in the melted chocolate and let it sit on non stick parchment paper until completely dry.

Marshmallow will make a great homemade gift!

This chocolate covered marshmallow recipe is the same as my vanilla marshmallow recipeĀ for gifts