Thursday, April 16, 2009

Marshmallow Easter Eggs

Yes, I realize that Easter was almost a week ago, but things have been kinda crazy and I haven't been able to blog nearly as much as I would like, so I'm FINALLY getting a few recipes posted! Yeah! This recipe is one that my mom would make almost every year for Easter, so not only is it yummy, but it takes me back to the good old days. And I know that you won't be making this again this year, but remember it and come back to it again next year when you're looking for a fun Easter recipe to try!

Marshmallow Easter Eggs

Ingredients:
2/3 cup Karo Syrup
1/3 cup cold water
1 1/2 envelopes Knox gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
You'll also need a lot of flour or corn starch and something egg-shaped. Before you start making the marshmallow mixture, make the beds for the eggs to form in. To do this, just take a 9 x 13 baking dish and fill it with an inch or two of flour or corn starch, then take an egg-shaped object (could be a plastic egg, I used a hard-boiled egg we colored the night before, just don't use a raw egg!) and press forms into the flour. When that is all done, you can start making the marshmallows!

Dissolve the sugar and gelatin in the water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Let it boil for a minute or so. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Kitchen-Aids are GREAT for this recipe, but if you don't have one, just use a hand mixer with the wire whisk attachment. Add the corn syrup and start whipping! After a few minutes, it will get opaque and frothy, though still a bit runny. Carefully pour the marshmallow into the egg forms and let it sit for at least an hour or so. It will still be pretty sticky, so flip it over to coat the sticky side with the flour or cornstarch.If you're really ambitious, you can then coat it in melted chocolate too. Either way, they're delicious and you can tell, the kids love them!

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