Maple has become one of my absolute favorite flavors over the past few years. And it works so well with so many things. It’s not just for pancakes and waffles anymore! I’ve made quite a few maple desserts, from this delicious Maple Crème Brulee to these perfect Maple Rice Krispie Treats, and now, these mouthwatering Maple Marshmallows! They’re sweet, but not too sweet, with the perfect hint of maple that shines through. And they’re surprisingly not difficult to make. Please don’t be intimidated – I promise you can make these!
What you’ll need
If you have a stand mixer, you’ll want to use that. If you only have a hand-held mixer, that’s okay too, just warm up your arm! You will also use a candy thermometer. WAIT. Don’t leave. That is always what scared me off from recipes, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. I promise. You can buy a candy thermometer for less than $10 and they’re actually very easy to use. I’ll walk you through it. You can do this! I have tried a few different ones, and the AcuRite thermometer is my personal favorite.
How to prepare your pan
Line a square 8×8 pan with parchment paper. You can use binder clips to hold it in place – a trick I learned from Mike Bakes NYC! You’ll combine the corn starch and powdered sugar, and then spread about half of that around the bottom and up the sides of the parchment paper.
How to make Maple Marshmallows
You’ll put the gelatin and some water in a mixing bowl, and set it aside. Then you’ll want to heat all the rest of the ingredients on the stove, first covered for about 4 minutes, then uncovered until it reaches 240 F. This is where you’ll need the candy thermometer. Once you uncover the pot, all you have to do is clip the thermometer to the side of the pot, make sure the tip of the thermometer doesn’t touch the bottom of the pot. That’s it. The thermometer does all the work! See? I told you it was easy to use the thermometer! Once the thermometer reads 240 F, you’ll remove the pot from the heat, and you can remove the thermometer – carefully, it might be hot!
Head on over to your mixing bowl and start running the mixer in the water and gelatin. Slowly pour in the hot mixture, and then continue mixing for about 10-12 minutes, until the mixture is white and smooth. Then, using a spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, spread the marshmallow goodness into the prepared pan. You’ll then sprinkle the remaining corn starch/powdered sugar and then let set for a few hours. Use a knife sprayed with non-stick spray to cut into squares, or you could even cut out shapes with a cookie cutter!
These are great to toss in a warm beverage, or just bite right in! These also make perfect homemade gifts! I can promise that this won’t be the last maple recipe you see from me. The flavor just works so perfectly with everything!
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- 3 packages unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Put gelatin and first 1/2 cup water into a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Heat sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, salt, and the other 1/2 cup of water covered over medium-high heat for approximately 4 minutes.
- Uncover and continue heating until the mixture reaches 240 F.
- Remove from heat.
- Begin beating the gelatin mixture with the whisk attachment of the mixer, and very slowly pour in the syrup mixture.
- Beat an additional 13 minutes.
- Combine cornstarch and powdered sugar.
- Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper, and cover the bottom and sides with half of the cornstarch mixture.
- Spread the marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining cornstarch mixture over top of the marshmallow mixture.
- Let set for 4 hours.
- Cut into cubes with a greased knife, or use a greased cookie cutter to cut into shapes.