Raspberry Dark Marshmallows

Last minute substitutions occasionally result in happy accidents.  The making of these marshmallows did not go well, but somehow they still turned out delicious.

The temperature jumped faster than I expected, the sugar mixture got up to a hard ball rather than a soft ball.  I didn’t have enough sugar, so I threw in some brown sugar.  The fluff became super sticky and attempted to eat my new stand mixer.  No really, it wounded around the mixer attachments and up onto the motor casing.  I was cursing the sticky mixture.  Not some of my best moments in the kitchen.

Yet somehow they turned out better than I expected.  Not quite as fluffy as my first batch of marshmallows, these are closer to a nougat.  Chewy, melt in your mouth, little squares of delicate raspberry taste.  The brown sugar adds a dark, depth to the flavor profile.

These would be great dipped in a bit of chocolate, or in a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Raspberry Dark Marshmallows
adapted from Wilde in the Kitchen

3 packages unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup raspberry jam
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup marshmallow syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix gelatin with ½ cup water and let set for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a pot , mix together ¼ cup water, sugar, brown sugar, marshmallow syrup and salt.  Heat on medium until all the sugar dissolves.  Then heat on high, without stirring, until temperature reaches 240 degrees. (mine reached 250 and resulted in a denser marshmallow)

Mix raspberry jam with gelatin mixture.  Slowly add the hot sugar mixture to the raspberry gelatin mixture.  Once it’s all added, beat on high for 10-15 minutes.  (Or until the mixture continuously tries to eat your stand/hand mixer).

Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray, coat with powdered sugar.  Pour the marshmallow fluff into the pan and smooth out.  Coat the top with powdered sugar and let sit for 8-10 hours.

Turn pan onto a cutting board.  Cut marshmallows into squares, any size you like.  Enjoy!

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  1. Mmm those sound amazing. Something I’ve never thought of making before but sounds really good! I would totally get some dark chocolate to dip these babies in!

  2. It’s funny….as soon as you said they were closer to nougat I immediately thought of dipping them in chocolate! I hope you do and I’m sure everyone enjoyed them!

  3. They would be good to dip in chocolate… yum!


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