These homemade DIY Peppermint Marshmallows are a blast! Fluffy and springy they are tons of fun to make, especially with children. The best part is getting to cut them out. But I also love the versatility of what can be created. The possibilities are endless. I recently watched a cooking show that featured mango-flavored marshmallows! Wow!
For now, to suit my holiday purposes I’ll stick to vanilla or peppermint-flavored marshmallows to melt into my hot chocolate. Yum!
You can flavor these DIY marshmallows with anything you like. You can color them any color you like. You can cut them out into any shape you want. You can use cookie cutters to cut out initials and then coat them in chocolate as a gift! My mind could go on and on and on. Mmmmm, I do love chocolate covered marshmallow…
Coming back to reality, these DIY Peppermint Marshmallows are a real treat. You’ve got to try it. Plus it makes tons of marshmallows to last you a very long time. My children had a hay day with my cookie cutters, cutting out all sorts of shapes. I would have pictured them here but the ‘mallows didn’t last long enough :0)
Some important things to know before creating these marshmallows at home. You will need either a candy thermometer or an instant-read thermometer. You don’t need a stand mixer, but using a hand held mixer will definitely take longer to whip up the ingredients. AND this can get super messy if you try to get all the marshmallow cream out of the bowl when you are transferring to the cookie sheet. Don’t worry if there is some left in the bowl. The stickiness is intense and it will leave threads of marshmallow on everything.
I hope you enjoy these marshmallows and that you get creative with them. It’s really a treat!