I think these would be fun to make just for the novelty of it and especially with kids. You could even pour out the mixture into a shallow pan & use cookie cutters to make different shapes! Try making your own Peeps for Easter, I could really get creative with this one. Haven't tried this one yet, but it is definitely on my "to do" list.
How to Make Homemade Marshmallows
- Sift together cornstarch and confectioners sugar. Grease a baking pan well.
Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the sugar mixture into the pan and tilt to evenly coat the bottom and sides. Do not shake out the excess.
- Combine the water and gelatin in a saucepan to soften. Let it sit for 5 - 7 minutes.
Stir in the granulated sugar and heat over low heat, stirring until all is dissolved. Combine the gelatin mixture, corn syrup, salt and vanilla with an electric mixer. ( A stand mixer would probably be best). Beat on high for 15 minutes until peaks form.
- Spread the mixture into the baking pan. Let sit until set, about 2-3 hours. Slice the mixture into desired sizes.
Roll each piece in the cornstarch mixture. Place on paper towells and let stand until dry. Store in airtight container.