Homemade Mint Chocolate Marshmallows

Oh my yum. These little guys. So light and fluffy, and mint chocolaty. And super fun to make!

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I thought, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, I’d make something awesome and green. And once I decided on mint marshmallows, the chocolate drizzle was just too obvious. Wait till you see how easy they are.

What you’ll need:

• Powdered sugar

• 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar

• 3 packets of plain gelatin

• 1 cup of corn syrup

• Green food coloring

• 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract

• Vegetable oil

• 1/4 teaspoon of salt

• Chocolate chips

• Candy thermometer

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Pour the contents of all three packets of gelatin into a bowl, combine with 1/2 cup of cold water, and set aside.

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Next, in a sauce pan, mix 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of corn syrup, and 1/2 cup of water.

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Heat on medium and stir until the sugar dissolves. 

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Once dissolved, turn up the heat to high until the temperature measures 244 degrees F.

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Once you reach 244 degrees pour the mixture into the gelatin and mix it up until it’s whipped – just a few minutes of mixing and it’ll look like marshmallow sauce.

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As soon as it’s looking mallowy, add the mint flavoring and several drops of green food coloring. Up to you, how green you’d like it.

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When the color and flavor are incorporated, it’s time to get your pan ready. Grease it with veg oil and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Don’t be shy with the sugar, this stuff can stick

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Get your deliciousness all settled in and sprinkle more powdered sugar on top. All part of the anti-stick process.

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Let the dish sit at room temperature for several hours. Gently press on it with a finger – you’ll be able to tell when it’s firm enough to cut. 

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Ta da! Look out, these are dangerously good. 

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Just the right amount of soft and chewy.

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You can easily stop here and no one would blame you. But why not give them what they’re begging for?? Just a few more minutes and you take this treat from so good to so amazing!

Pop a cup of chocolate chips in the microwave for about a minute to a minute and a half, and drizzle them.

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Have some fun. Swirls and strips and splatters. And then go for it and dip a few right in.

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Magnifique! 

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