Dessert Recipes

Pink Marshmallows

March 31, 2022

Chewy and with an almost melt-in-your-mouth texture, these perfect pink squares can be better than store-bought marshmallows

Yield
Makes 105
Prep Time
25mins
Cook Time
120mins
Difficulty Level
2 / 5

With a chewy and almost melt-in-your-mouth texture, these perfectly pink, sweet little squares could fool you as store-bought marshmallows – but not if you’re the one who made them yourself. Complete with a coat of desiccated coconut to make them stand out as proudly homemade sweet treats.

Ingredients

Steps

01.
Grease 25 cm x 30 cm swiss roll pan.
02.
Sprinkle gelatine over the cold water in small bowl.
03.

Combine sugar and the hot water in medium saucepan, stir over heat until sugar dissolves; bring to the boil. Add in gelatin mixture; boil, without stirring, 20 mins. Cool to lukewarm.

04.

Beat sugar mixture, flavouring and colouring in large bowl with electric mixer, on high speed, about 5 mins or until mixture is thick and holds its shape.

05.

Spread marshmallow mixture into swiss roll pan. Sprinkle marshmallow with a little of the combined coconut to cover top evenly. Set at room temperature for about 2 hrs or until firm.

06.
Cut marshmallow into squares.
07.

Instead of the rosewater and pink food colouring, flavour the mixture with 1 tsp orange blossom water and tint with orange food colouring.

08.

Instead of the rosewater and pink food colouring, flavour with ½ tsp peppermint essence or a few drops of peppermint oil and tint with green food colouring.

TIP Store marshmallows in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

Photo: bauersyndication.com.au