Fourth of July Dessert: Homemade Marshmallows Kabobs

When I first made Homemade Marshmallows for Christmas last year, I was surprised how easy they were. And how much better they taste too! I could hardly wait for another fun holiday, like 4th of July, to give them another try.

Such a fun treat! There is something about eating food from a stick that kids {and adults} love! Let’s gather our supplies…

4th of July Dessert: Homemade Marshmallow Kabobs

  • Homemade Marshmallows {recipe below}
  • Small star cookie cutter
  • Powdered sugar to dip cookie cutter in
  • Wilton Red & Blue Candy Melts
  • Festive Sprinkles
  • Skewers
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Wax Paper
  • Strawberries & blueberries {optional}
  • Buckets {optional, I found them at Walmart in the party section, $.97 each}
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4th of July Dessert: Homemade Marshmallows Kabobs

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons + 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin ( I used almost 4 envelopes Knox brand)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup, light
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup cold water and sprinkles gelatin on top. Set aside while you cook the sugar mixture.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, salt, 1/2 cup cold water and corn syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Turn heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil, do not stir. Add a candy thermometer, and cook until mixture is 240 degrees, about 8-12 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and carefully pour mixture over the gelatin. Add vanilla. Beat on high speed until mixture triples in volume, and is thick and white.
  5. In a seperate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into marshmallow mixture. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.Smooth batter with a greased spatula.
  6. Place marshmallow, uncovered, in fridge and chill for about 3 hours or overnight.
  7. Cut with cookie cutter dipped in powdered sugar to prevent sticking. Or simply cut with a wet knife.

Since I was going to put the marshmallows on a skewer, I spread them into a cookie sheet with sides, making them a little thiner than usual.

For the kabob assembly…

  1. Melt candy melts in microwave, add a little oil to thin if you need to. Dip marshmallow in chocolate, place on wax paper.
  2. Add sprinkles immediately if you want.
  3. Let dry about 5 minutes
  4. Spray the skewer with a little non-stick cooking spray. This allows the sticky marshmallow to slide right on.
  5. Thread skewer with marshmallows and fruit

I think these would also work well for a birthday celebration. Just change the shape of the cookie cutter and the color of the candy melts.

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

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