Marshmallow Peeps made in the comfort of your own home! These are sweet, fluffy and so much fun to make!
2 1/2 teaspoon powdered gelatin
1/3 cup cold water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 vanilla bean pod (seeds only)
Yellow & brown food colouring
1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch
Let's get Cooking...
Pour 1/3 cup of cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer and sprinkle the powdered gelatin on top.
Let sit for 5 minutes. Place the sugar and 1/4 cup cold water in a small pot and set to medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has melted.
Attach a candy thermometer to the pot and boil the sugar until it reaches 238F. Brush the sides of the pot with a wet pastry brush if sugar crystals stick to the sides.
Add the hot sugar to the gelatin and stir the mixture by hand whisking for a few minutes to slightly cool.
Then beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 8-10 minutes, until soft peaks form. Then add the vanilla bean seeds and mix well. Add enough yellow food coloring to dye the marshmallow a vibrant yellow.
Place the marshmallow into a piping bag fitted with a large, round tip. Pipe peeps onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Dot eyes onto the peeps using a toothpick dipped in brown food coloring. Allow the peeps to stiffen, uncovered, at room temperature overnight.
Combine the confectioner's sugar and corn starch in a small bowl. Peel each Peep off the wax paper and dip the bases into the mixture, to remove any excess stickiness. Bounce in a mesh sieve to remove any excess powder and enjoy! (These are best consumed within 1-2 days.)