Friday, December 21, 2012

Recipe: Nutella Peanut Butter Marshmallows

It's been awhile, right?  So, here I am back from the abyss with a reward for you, dear readers.  For your persistence and consistent interest in my sadly neglected blog, how about a recipe?  Yes?  How about a recipe for something you can make in an hour that will totally blow your socks off?  Well alright then, here you go!

Nutella Peanut Butter Marshmallows


Part 1
1/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water
2 packets plus 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin


 Part 2
1/4 cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
{3 heaping tablespoons Nutella}


Part 3
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cornstarch


1. Lightly coat a 9"x13" glass baking pan with cooking spray; wipe evenly with a paper towel and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in cold water; set aside and let soften for 10 minutes.

3. In a small saucepan, add corn syrup, sugar and salt and heat over medium-high to 240* on a candy thermometer.  

This does not take very long once the mixture is boiling.  Keep a close, constant eye on the temperature or you'll wind up doing what I did:
This is what happens to the syrup when cooked past 240*, yikes!
 4. When the gelatin has softened, place it in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Pour 1/4 cup corn syrup into bowl of an electric mixer, then add gelatin.  Keep your machine running while the syrup mixture reaches temperature on the stove.

5. Once your syrup has reached the soft ball stage of 240*, slowly add it to the mixing bowl, while it is still running; turn mixer on medium and beat for 5 minutes; turn mixer to medium-high and beat for an additional 5 minutes; turn mixer to it's highest setting and beat for 1-2 minutes; add vanilla and mix thoroughly.

6. Place peanut butter in a medium sized bowl; add 1/4 of the marshmallow creme and fold until thoroughly mixed.

Looks good, right?  Wait til you taste it!

7. Gently fold remaining marshmallow cream into peanut butter mixture until combined.  Spread into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside while making the Nutella layer.

Repeat the above process for the Nutella layer, substituting the "{3 heaping tablespoons}" of Nutella for the peanut butter.  Spread on top of the peanut butter layer.

Combine corn starch and powdered sugar in a sifter and sift generously over the top of the marshmallows.  Allow to set for at least six hours before cutting. Roll cut marshmallows in powdered sugar mixture and serve!

(Peanut Butter and Jelly Marshmallows made with Bakerella's recipe)

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Happy cooking!