FAUX PEEPS

 

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  • Preparation Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbls. corn syrup
  • 4 envelopes gelatin
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 c. water, divided
  • colored sugar

Directions

  • Spray a 9x13 inch glass pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 c. water in a bowl. Allow to sit and soften for 5 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, and 3/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Turn heat to medium high and cook until it reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Place bowl of gelatin over a small pan of simmering water and whisk until all gelatin is melted and combined. Set aside.
  • Beat egg whites in stand mixer of high until stiff peaks form.
  • Whisk gelatin into sugar mixture.
  • While mixer is still turned on, slowly pour sugar and gelatin mixture into the egg whites. Beat on high speed for 10-15 minutes. The mixture will get very thick and fluffy. It should look like a jar of, well, fluff.
  • Pour your fluff immediately into prepared pans, smoothing with a spatula. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 3 hours. It can sit as long as over night.
  • Fill a shallow bowl with colored sugar. Spray your cutter (or knife) lightly with cooking spray. Cut into marshmallow slowly, as it might stick a bit. Lift carefully with your fingers and push out from the cutter into the bowl of sugar. Flip to coat on all sides and move to a piece of waxed paper.
  • Pipe on the teeny face. I used black gel coloring for the eyes and nose, but you could also use melted chocolate.

Notes

Please visit my blog for detailed photographs of the steps!

Categories: Easter  Misc. Candy  Sweet 

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