Gingerbread Marshmallows

Two classic favorites come together in these gingerbread flavored marshmallows – a distinctive dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 0 min
  • Servings 77

Ingredients

Butter for greasing
1/3
cup powdered sugar
2 1/2
tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
cup cold water
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup molasses

  • 1 Generously grease bottom and sides of 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with butter; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar. In bowl of stand mixer, sprinkle gelatin, ginger, cinnamon and cloves over 1/2 cup cold water to soften; set aside.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt, 1/4 cup water and the molasses over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Heat to boiling; cook without stirring about 30 minutes to 240°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a ball that holds its shape but is pliable; remove from heat.
  • 3 Slowly pour syrup into softened gelatin while beating on low speed. Increase speed to high; beat 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is white and has almost tripled in volume. Pour into baking dish, patting lightly with wet hands. Let stand uncovered at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Sprinkle cutting board with about 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Place remaining powdered sugar in small bowl. To remove marshmallow mixture, loosen sides from dish and gently lift in one piece onto cutting board. Using sharp knife greased with butter, cut into 1-inch squares (11 rows by 7 rows). Dip bottom and sides of each marshmallow in bowl of powdered sugar; shake off excess sugar but leave a light coating. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 weeks.

Expert Tips

Package marshmallows in a plastic bag and tie with curly ribbon. Place bags of marshmallows in oversized mugs along with packages of gourmet cocoa.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Marshmallow
Calories
35
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.