Growing up my mom often made marshmallow eggs for Easter. They were a fun treat that we looked forward to. Now that I am a mom, I wanted to “healthify” this childhood classic for my own children.
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Making your own marshmallows is pretty simple. It seems intimidating, and if you aren’t familiar with candy making it can seem extra tiresome. Trust me, you can do it! Give it a chance and see how it goes.
Being able to customize your own mallows for any occasion is really fun and tends to impress the masses. They would be shocked at how easy it is to make them, using real ingredients! I love using gelatin for these because of the amazing health benefits.
Cute little eggs made of marshmallow are the perfect Easter treat. I bought some sprinkles from the Natural Candy Store and they are so cute and contain no artificial colors or flavors!
My favorite version of the eggs have the toasted coconut on the outside — this is how my mom always made them, and I am a sucker for coconut ANYTHING. I think it really breaks up the sweetness of the marshmallow, too.
The last time I made these I threw a bunch of cocoa covered mallows into a pan with 2 T of butter, melted on low heat, then added 2-3 c rice krispies and a little vanilla to make some easy rice krispy treats! I loved knowing exactly what was going into them, and my kids were thrilled.
There are plenty of recipes out there for homemade mallows, some using corn syrup, egg whites, knox gelatin (which will work if you don’t have Great Lakes brand), refined sugar, etc. They are all about the same formula, but my preferred version comes from Jenni at The Urban Poser, one of my favorite people to follow for downright STUNNING food photography.
The recipe is simple, but the method requires some explanation. Stick with me!