Recipe: Pink Marshmallow Hearts For Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2017

Sweet treats are easily a great Valentine's Day gift. It's like an unwritten rule, right? V-Day is all about flowers, wine, and sweets galore! If you're looking to really impress someone, skip on those unoriginal heart-shaped chocolate boxes. I have this super easy and cute marshmallow recipe that'll have your crush swooning. And if you don't have a Valentine, not to worry! These fluffy treats are perfect atop your hot cocoa on a chilly February day. Treat yo' self.

Okay, so here's what you're going to need:
1 tbs. gelatin (you can get this at any major supermarket)
1/2 c. cold water
1 c. granulated sugar
1 drop of red food coloring
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Vegetable oil or cooking spray
Heart-shaped cookie cutter (I did a DIY cookie cutter using foil)

Start off by sprinkling the gelatin over 1/4 c. of cold water in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the granulated sugar with 1/4 c. of cold water over medium heat. Whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. It will look transparent when it's ready.

Add the gelatin mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil while whisking. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl with the food coloring, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat with a mixer until it has become super fluffy. This will take about ten minutes to fluff up!

Pour into a lightly greased pan and let cool for a few hours or until they're springy to the touch.

Cut hearts out using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Dust with powdered sugar. I dusted mine with pink sugar (sugar + pink food coloring).

Place into a jar and tie with patterned string for gift-giving. You can also pair this with a hot cocoa mix. How cute are these marshmallows? They're perfectly sweet and great for sharing (or not!).

*Tips*
You can swap vanilla extract for a different extract like strawberry or almond.
You can also dust the marshmallows with a cocoa + sugar mixture instead of powdered sugar or pink sugar.

Share your marshmallow creations with me! Did you use different colors or shapes? Which flavors did you prefer? I'd love to see what you've made.
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