Agave Marshmallows

Agave Marshmallows

Make your own DIY marshmallows with this agave marshmallow recipe -- you can even customize them with food coloring and cookie cutters!

YIELDS

about 24 large or 48 mini marshmallows

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 packages gelatin powder, unflavored
  • 1/2 cup water, ice cold
  • 3/4 cup Domino® Confectioners Sugar sifted and divided
  • 2 (11.75-oz.) bottles Domino® Organic Blue Agave Nectar Syrups
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons extract (any flavor)
  • 1 to 2 drops food coloring (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, divided (optional coating)

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine gelatin with water in bowl; set aside.

Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place parchment paper in pan; spray paper. Sift 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar to evenly coat insides of pan.

In small saucepan, combine blue agave syrup and salt. Place over medium-high heat and cook approximately 7 to 8 minutes, until temperature reaches 240°F (soft ball stage) on candy thermometer.

Using mixer on low speed, beat gelatin mixture for 1 to 2 minutes as you pour in the hot liquid. Slowly increase speed to high; continue to beat for 10 to 12 minutes with hand mixer (6 to 8 minutes if using stand mixer with whip attachment). Mixture will be very thick and slightly warm to the touch. Add extract and food coloring, if desired. Mix for 1 additional minute.

Pour into prepared pan. Take 1/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar OR 1/4 cup sliced almonds and cover top of soft marshmallow. Place additional sheet of parchment paper on top of marshmallow.

Refrigerate 4 hours, or store at room temperature for 8 hours; allow to dry.

Remove dry marshmallow sheet from pan using bottom sheet of parchment paper; place on cutting board. Cut into squares (large or miniature) using pizza cutter wheel or sharp knife dusted with confectioners' sugar.

Once marshmallow is cut, dredge the sides in remaining confectioners' sugar OR 1/4 cup sliced almonds to prevent sticking.

Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.