Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
- 3/4 cup water, divided
- 2 1/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Confectioners Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Optional: Decorator sugar or sprinkles
- Line an 8 x 8 square pan with foil. Lightly grease the foil and set aside.
- Pour 1/2 cup water in mixer bowl and sprinkle gelatin over top. Turn mixer on low and allow to bloom for 5 to 10 minutes.
- While gelatin blooms, boil 1/4 cup water, corn syrup and sugar over medium heat. Continue to boil for 1 1/2 minute.
- Immediately pour hot sugar mixture slowly into gelatin mixture as your mixer is on low. When incorporated, turn up to medium high and whip for 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract. Turn up to high and whip for another 7 minutes or until mixture has tripled in volume and has formed stiff peaks.
- Quickly spread into prepared pan. Combine powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl; Sprinkle top of marshmallows with the mixture. Allow to set for 3 to 4 hours.
- Remove marshmallows from pan and cut with a well oiled knife. Cookie cutters can also be used to shape marshmallows according to theme or event.
- Heat chocolate and oil in microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate is smooth. Using a wooden skewer, dip prepared marshmallows completely in chocolate and place onto parchment paper. Decorate with decorator sugar or sprinkles, if desired. Leave on parchment until chocolate has set.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Susan Whetzel @doughmesstic.