Easter Cutout Marshmallows
are homemade and we used a few different Easter Cookie Cutters to cut out Easter Holiday shapes.
Making homemade marshmallows is a tradition in our family. It’s not quite Easter without marshmallow Bunnies and Easter Eggs.
We make marshmallows occasionally during the year when we have extra time. This past year we’ve been very short on time and I didn’t think we would have time to keep our tradition going.
Leave it to my grandsons and their fascination with youtube, they came across Butter With A Side of Bread’s video for chocolate homemade marshmallows.
They convinced me this recipe was very easy and we could make marshmallow Easter Eggs in no time at all. That’s never gonna’ happen I’m thinking to myself, but they are very convincing so I agreed.
We’ve always made marshmallows using Alton Brown’s recipe but when the boys showed me the video from Butter With A Side of Bread’s I thought they might be on to something good.
So we were in a marshmallow cloud this afternoon whipping up soft pillowy marshmallows. With their assistance, creativity and a lot of fun we had beautiful cut out homemade marshmallows.
The boys had a great time going through the dozens of cookie cutters to find appropriate themed cutters and they picked out a few that weren’t but that didn’t matter. This is really about making memories and having a good time together.
To make this project quick and easy prep the pans with a mixture of flour and confectioner sugar. You can see below in the photo that cutting out the marshmallow shapes was quite easy. The little bit of non stick spray on the parchment is the key.
TIP: Dipping the marshmallows in chocolate is quite a messy job, this is one to do without the kids only because they will have the chocolate dripping all over the kitchen. It’s hard to keep it contained in one area – I don’t know why but the chocolate just seems to travel everywhere. The sprinkles are yet another story but the vacuum is key with sprinkles, so let the kids have fun!
Easter Cutout Marshmallows
This recipe is adapted from www.butterwithasideofbread.com homemade chocolate marshmallows recipe. I substituted Truvia for the granulated sugar and it worked perfectly.
- 2 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin
- 2/3 cup of cold water
- 3/4 cup Truvia
- 1 1/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For Tray Prep
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- Chocolate Chips
So I’m shouting out a HUGE thank you to Butter With A Side of Bread’s for her video and a recipe that I will make more often than I did before.
To be fair I made a few changes to the preparation of the pans based on my previous marshmallow making which works very well. The kids loved cutting out the marshmallow shapes and everyone loved the delicious Easter Cutout Marshmallows.