Peeps get a lot of attention this time of year. I get it. They’re cute and tasty.
But maybe it’s time they share the spotlight.
This year, we say it’s all about these cute Easter Bunny Marshmallows.
Once you make them, you’ll be pushing Peeps to the side, too!
As you can probably tell, we at Party Patisserie love making marshmallows. They’re fun to eat and easy to make, and there are endless ways to personalize them. You can make them in any color or shape that you’d like—all you need is a little food coloring and some cookie cutters. Add a few sprinkles or other fun candies, and you have a personalized marshmallow. (You can’t do that with a Peep!)
If you’re ready to make some of your own, here’s our trusty recipe:
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 4 packages of unflavored gelatin (1/4 ounce each)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large egg whites
- Pink food coloring (or any other color you’d like)
1. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray, and line it with parchment paper. Coat the parchment paper with cooking spray, too.
2. Put sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
3. Stop stirring, and let the mixture come to a boil. Raise heat to medium-high. Cook until mixture registers 260 degrees on a candy thermometer. (Remember not to let the candy thermometer touch the bottom of pan. If it does, you’ll get an incorrect temperature reading.) (Refer to image on left below.)
4. Meanwhile, sprinkle gelatin packets over 3/4 cup water in a heatproof bowl. Let stand 5 minutes to soften. Set the bowl with the gelatin mixture over a pan of simmering water; whisk constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract and set aside. (Refer to image on right below.)
5. Beat egg whites in the bowl with electric beater until stiff peaks form. Whisk gelatin mixture into sugar mixture. With the mixer running, gradually add the egg whites. Mix on high speed until the mixture is very thick, about 12 to 15 minutes. Add the food coloring.
6. Pour the mixture into the lined pan, spreading as evenly as possible. Work very quickly, because the mixture sets fast!
7. Let the mixture stand, uncovered, at room temperature until firm, which will take at least 3 hours. I let mine sit overnight.
8. Once the marshmallow mixture is set, lift the marshmallow out of pan by lifting the parchment paper, and set it on your work surface.
9. Spray your cookie cutter with cooking spray, and press it into the marshmallow. Remove the shape.
And that’s it! To decorate, I just added a white Sixlet as the tail.
Easter might be tomorrow, but you can still whip these up in time! Let me know if you try the recipe. I’d love to hear how you made it your own!
And from our family to yours, have a very happy and blessed Easter!