These marshmallows. THESE MARSHMALLOWS.
Okay, back up. So after I made those vanilla marshmallows, I got really excited and bought the book. It’s incredible and I highly recommend it, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t usually buy specialty cookbooks. I’m already planning March (Marshmallow) Madness, mainly because the book has a blank bracket for you to fill out, so this is totally going to be a thing.
Back to these marshmallows. They are crazy addictive, as in, I’m going to force myself to bring these in to work tomorrow so that I don’t eat them all.
From Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever
Makes about 2 dozen 1 1/2 inch mallows (I doubled the recipe and got about 35 2 inch mallows)
- 1 batch Classic Vanilla batter
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (use a creamy commercial peanut butter like Skippy)
- 1/2 cup Classic Coating
- Lightly coat an 8×8″ baking pan with cooking spray.
- Whip up a batch of Classic Vanilla batter. Place the peanut butter in a medium bowl. Working quickly, scoop about a quarter of the marshmallow batter into a bowl with the peanut butter. Stir until well blended.
- Scrape this peanut butter marshmallow back into the bowl with the vanilla batter, and, using a large spatula and figure-eight motion, fold and swirl the two batters together. (When mixing the peanut butter into the mallow, don’t worry too much about making it uniform. Any peanut butter that hasn’t been incorporated into the batter will end up as a nice surprise inside the set mallows.)
- Pour it into the prepared pan, using an offset spatula to smooth it into the corners.
- Sift coating evenly over top.
- Let set for 6 hours in a cool, dry place.
- Use a knife to loosen the marshmallow from the edges of the pan. Invert the slab onto a coating-dusted work surface and dust with more coating.
- Cut into pieces and dip the sticky edges in more coating, patting off the excess.
These mallows are INCREDIBLE. Light, springy, with a great peanut butter flavor. I was afraid that the peanut butter would weigh them down, but they don’t, not at all. I can’t even articulate how good they are, so do yourself a favor and go buy this book and make these.