Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
You can never have too many hor d'oeuvre recipes, so give Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows a try. One portion of this dish contains roughly 1g of protein, 0g of fat, and a total of 87 calories. This recipe covers 0% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 40. It will be a hit at your Christmas event. If you have water, gelatin, granulated sugar, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 5 hours. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet.
Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray and dust with confectioners' sugar. In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder and boiling water. Stir until cocoa dissolves.
Pour 1/2 cup of cold water into large bowl and sprinkle with gelatin.
Let stand until gelatin is hydrated, about 5 minutes.
In a medium heavy saucepan, heat sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water over low heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to medium and boil without stirring, until mixture reaches 240°F on candy thermometer, about 10 minutes.
Pour the sugar mixture into bowl with gelatin.
Add cocoa mixture and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Beat sugar mixture with an electric mixer until it is thick, shiny, and tripled in volume, about 10 minutes.
In separate large bowl, with clean beaters beat egg whites until they hold stiff peaks. Beat egg whites and peppermint schnapps into sugar mixture.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Let marshmallow stand for at least four hours, preferably overnight, uncovered or loosely covered, until set. When ready to cut marshmallow, dust cutting board with confectioners' sugar. Dust surface of marshmallow with confectioners' sugar. Invert pan over cutting board. Using fingers, carefully wiggle marshmallow out of pan.
Cut marshmallow into squares and dust with more confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.