Making marshmallows is surprisingly easy. I already have a recipe for regular marshmallows, but I knew I had to kick it up a notch. The world has gone Nutella crazy, so my little sweet tooth and my semi-culinary mind decided that I needed to make some Nutella marshmallows. This recipe would be great for an edible gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, a teacher’s year-end gift, Arbor Day, National Grilled Cheese Day, etc. Just make them. You’ll never regret it. Oh! Also, get a candy thermometer for this recipe. It just makes life so much easier. Ok, on to the goodies:
3 packets of plain gelatin
1 cup cold water, divided into 2 half cups
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons nutella
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
Place the gelatin in a clean bowl of your stand mixer and cover with half a cup of cold water. Let sit.
Find a small saucepan with a lid. Place the rest of the water, the granulated sugar, salt, and the corn syrup inside of the saucepan. Place over medium high heat, cover, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, uncover the mixture, place your candy thermometer on the side, and continue to cook for 7 minutes. You’re looking for the temperature to reach 240 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, stay near the mixture and take it off heat after 7 minutes.
Once mixture reaches 240 degrees, immediately take off of the heat.
Place your whisk attachment on your stand mixer and turn on low.
While mixer is going, SLOWLY pour the sugar mix into the bowl.
Once all of the sugar syrup is added, turn the mixer to high, and let it continue to mix for about 12 minutes.
While the marshmallow is being formed, mix together the corn starch and powdered sugar.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and dust it with some of the powdered mixture. Make sure all sides are covered. Place the leftover powdered mixture to the side to use for later.
Place the 2 tablespoons of Nutella in the microwave and heat for about 20 to 30 seconds, or until it’s pourable.
After 12 minutes, the mixture will look glossy and light, like marshmallow! Pour in the vanilla and let mix for 1 minute.
Pour in the Nutella and and let it swirl into the marshmallow mixture for about 1 minute.
Turn off mixer, and with an oiled rubber spatula, pour the marshmallow mix into the prepared pan. Dust the top of the marshmallow with some of the powdered mixture, and save the rest for later.
Now, the marshmallow mixture MUST set for at least 4 hours to overnight. You can leave it out, uncovered, and it will be fine.
Once you’ve waited in agony, turn out the giant nutella marshmallow onto a cutting board, and with a pizza slicer(powdered with the powder mix) cut into whatever size cubes you want. Toss the cubes in the leftover powder mixture, to make sure they don’t stick together when you store them.
Place in a tupperware container and they can last up to 3 weeks. But they won’t last that long because you will eat them. You will. Don’t deny it.
Like these Nutella Marshmallows? Don’t forget to PIN IT!