- Preparation Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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.
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