Strawberry Marshmallow S'mores
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
For the marshmallows:
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
1 cup cold water, divided
3 1/2 envelopes (2 tablespoons plus 2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
1/4-1/2 cup pulverized freeze-dried strawberries
1 tablespoon vanilla
For the s'mores:
To make the strawberry marshmallows:
Spray a 9x13 inch pan with no-stick spray and dust with 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Shake off the excess and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add 1/2 cup cold water and the unflavored gelatin. Stir the mixture and let it sit while you prepare the sugar syrup.
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt over medium heat. When the sugar is melted and the mixture is at a boil, raise the heat to medium-high and insert a candy thermometer. Boil for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture reaches 240 degrees.
Turn the mixer on low and slowly stream in the sugar mixture. When all the syrup is added, turn the speed to high and beat for 6-7 minutes or until light and fluffy.
While the marshmallows are beating, add the egg whites to a bowl and beat by hand or with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Add the beaten egg whites, freeze-dried strawberries, and vanilla to the stand mixer and beat for another minute to combine. Pour the marshmallows into the prepared pan (it will be very sticky and you won't get it all out). Smooth the top as well as you can and dust with an additional 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Let stand for 3-4 hours or until firm.
Dust a work surface with powdered sugar and run a knife around the edges of the pan.Turn the marshmallows out onto the prepared surface and cut into desired shapes with an oiled knife or pizza cutter. Sift the remaining powdered sugar into the now empty pan and coat the cut marshmallows on all sides to prevent sticking.
Recipe Source: Strawberry Marshmallow S'mores