Making Nutella 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 the clean bowl of your stand mixer, and cover with 1/2 cup of cold water. Let sit.
Find a small saucepan with a lid. Place the rest of the water, the granulated sugar, salt, and 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. The temperature must 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 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 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 let it swirl into the marshmallow mixture for about 1 minute. Turn off mixer.
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.
Let marshmallow mixture 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.
With a pizza slicer powdered with the powder mix, cut into desired size of cubes.
Toss cubes in the leftover powder mixture, to make sure they won’t stick together when stored.
Marshmallows will last up to 3 weeks in a sealed plastic container.