Healthy Marshmallows!? Yes! Our Favorite Summer Treat, Easy As…

Healthy Fluffy Marshmellows
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I love summer because that gives me an excuse to roast marshmallows!  But we know that marshmallows are full of sugar right!?

Not these little gems. Honey is the sweetener in this treat. You can change up the flavors too by adding chocolate or even coconut.  This recipe is so simple, your kids will love to help you make them.

Keep in mind that even honey is still sugar, so eat these as a treat!  They are so much better than anything you can buy in the store.

healthy marshmallow recipe

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Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. grass-fed gelatin (or agar agar for a vegan option)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Lightly grease a loaf pan. Then cover with parchment paper (with enough to hang over the sides of the pan one way), then grease the parchment paper.

2. Put ¼ cup of water in a medium bowl (or in the bowl of a mixer with attached whisk) , and sprinkle the gelatin over the water. Set aside to soften.

3. In a small pot, place the honey, salt, and the other ¼ cup of water. Heat on medium heat. Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture to 240 degrees. (Because this is such a small amount of liquid, I had a hard time getting an accurate temperature. You can also test it by dribbling a little of the liquid into a bowl of ice cold water. It should be in the candy stage of forming little soft balls when cooled in the water and taken out. It takes about 7-8 minutes to reach this temperature. ). Remove from the heat as soon as it’s at the right  temperature.

4. Using a hand mixer on low, very carefully mix in the hot syrup into the gelatin mixture by pouring the hot syrup in a drizzle down the side of the bowl. Once it’s all combined, add the vanilla and increase speed to high. Beat for 12- 15 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and fluffy (it will look like marshmallow fluff). Scrap into the prepared pan and leave, uncovered, for 4-12 hours to dry. It’s just about perfect in my climate when left overnight. Cut into squares, serve as is.

Coconut Version: Toast about ½ cup of coconut flakes, unsweetened. Sprinkle ½ of it on the bottom of the pan, scrap in the marshmallow mixture, and sprinkle with the rest of the coconut flakes.

Cocoa Version: Roll finished and cut marshmallows in cocoa powder.

Thank you so much Healthy Holistic Living for an awesome recipe.  Please like and share with someone who loves marshmallows.[mashshare]


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