If you’ve got 30 minutes, you can make these wonderful peppermint stick marshmallows. They’re wonderful by themselves but out of this world in hot chocolate.
The holidays were a whirlwind around here. Becks came home for winter break and spent time with her friends here. Fortunately she invited me to a few things so we could spend some time together.
One of the fun things we did together was going to an Elf party at Alamo Drafthouse. I love the movie Elf and Alamo throws a fun party so I didn’t mind paying theater prices to see it.
Everyone got elf hats, bubbles, scratch and sniff cards and balloons. We blew bubbles when Buddy sand the ” Baby it’s cold outside” duet. We threw balloons during the snowball fight and sniffed all the smells. Everyone also sang along and quoted the best lines.
My kids all stopped by for Christmas day and we had our usual feast – prime rib, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. We spent the day playing a board game Matt bought for Becks and socializing. It was good to have everyone together – even if it was only 1 day.
Becks’ boyfriend, Caelum, came the day after Christmas. Poor guy was expecting warm Texas weather but a cold front blew in and it was wet, rainy and cold most of the time he was here.
So we drank a lot of hot chocolate. I had stocked up on it for Becks but I underestimated the marshmallow supply. And I just didn’t want to go out in the rain.
I dug up an old recipe for marshmallows and made a batch. I’d forgotten how simple they are. Unflavored gelatin whipped up with hot sugar syrup and then some flavoring.
Homemade marshmallows also melt beautifully in hot chocolate and they taste better.
We had some candy canes so I changed things up and added those to my next batch.
Let me tell you, these peppermint stick marshmallows are fabulous in hot chocolate (and by themselves). Becky doesn’t like mint and even she asked for seconds.
The only downside to these marshmallows is that they absorb moisture more than the plain ones. I kept some of the cornstarch/powdered sugar coating mixture and re-coated mine when they got sticky.
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