I want to make marshmallows. I have some questions. Help please

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Posted 12/1/2012 by msbee in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 12/1/2012 6:49:50 AM
How far ahead of time can you make them.

what do you use for doing a candy cane flavor swirl marshmallow?

If you are dipping them in chocolate on a stick do you dip the stick in chocolate first.

If you can make them ahead of time how do you store them?

If you cut circles out of the marshmallows what do you do with the off cuts? I was thinking of using candy can mashmallow bits in homemade fudge or doing them in little cups with chocolate melted over them for a candy?

Thanks.



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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:15:44 PM
anybody?



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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:48:56 PM
They will keep for a week or so.

I don't make swirl MM's, so I can't help there.

I do not put mine on a stick. I cut mine in squares, melt the chocolate and using my fingers dip the bottom part of the MM in the chocolate. (then dip in graham cracker crumbs)

I store them in an airtight plastic container, usually lock & lock.

The "off cuts" get eaten at home by me and DH.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 3:58:04 PM
if they are wrapped they stay for weeks.

I wrap mine in bags right away ( I make them for hot chocolate on a stick) I have never done the swirl ones..sorry.

I make mine in a 9x9 pan and cut them in squares.

good luck

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Posted: 12/1/2012 4:03:42 PM
I use flavor oils meant for candy making to flavor mine. I haven't dipped them in chocolate, but I did make hot chocolate on a stick, so I had a square of the chocolate fudge and then a square of marshmallow on the stick. I packaged mine in celo bags since they were gifts and then stored them in a rubbermaid until I gifted them. At my house, the off cuts would get eaten by my boys/dh. I like your ideas though!

One tip: This won't work with circles, but I discovered that it's much easier to cut them with scissors than a knife. I coated the scissor blades in powdered sugar before cutting and then after every few cuts.

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Posted: 12/1/2012 4:23:11 PM
I made them once and I was expecting them to be amazing since everyone said homemade is better than bought. They were good, but not work the time and mess. My expectations far outweighed what I ended up with.





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Posted: 12/1/2012 5:09:51 PM
I make my own all the time.

I use peppermint oil to flavor mine and then dip them in chocolate. For the peppermint ones, I use a candy cane cookie cutter and top with Andes peppermint candies. I wouldn't use the Andes for hot chocolate though. I just store the scraps in a bag and use for my own hot chocolate.

And they actually do last a long time, at least a few weeks. It's one of the first Christmas candies I make every year.



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Posted: 12/1/2012 5:10:50 PM
Oh, and I wrap them in lollipop bags to store and gift.


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Posted: 12/1/2012 6:02:08 PM
Homemade are the best!! I made them a couple of years ago as give aways. Doing them again this year. I have only dipped them and given plain ones. I will be doing the peppermint oil in mine this year though. I agree they keep awile, if they last that long!!


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Posted: 12/1/2012 7:13:11 PM

I make my own all the time.

I use peppermint oil to flavor mine and then dip them in chocolate. For the peppermint ones, I use a candy cane cookie cutter and top with Andes peppermint candies. I wouldn't use the Andes for hot chocolate though. I just store the scraps in a bag and use for my own hot chocolate.

And they actually do last a long time, at least a few weeks. It's one of the first Christmas candies I make every year.


Thanks for coming in and answering! I want to try making these for the first time. Is it hard/tricky?



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Posted: 12/1/2012 8:49:44 PM
sam would you mind sharing your recipe?

The reason I want to make these is for a cookie exchange. I want to make a chocolate wafer. put a homemade peppermint marshmallow (I want it to be a thin marshmallow), cover with dark chocolate and top with a pinch of crushed candy cane.

What size pan would I use to get a half inch thick marshmallow? could these be cut with dental floss?

I haver to make 10 dozen cookies so I can't spend days doing these.



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Posted: 12/2/2012 8:28:43 AM
I want to try to make these today. Does anyone know if I can make them in a silicone brownie pan? I'm wondering if I can spray the pan and then they'll come out in uniform little mini-brownie sizes. (yes, I'm annoyingly anal!)




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Posted: 12/3/2012 4:40:54 PM
Sorry, I just saw this when I was looking for another one of my posts. I use this recipe.

KA Marshmallow

It sounds weird, but I learned from making many batches of the stuff, use imitation vanilla. Real vanilla has a weird taste in these.


Thanks for coming in and answering! I want to try making these for the first time. Is it hard/tricky?


Not hard at all, especially if you have a KitchenAid. You have to mix it for about 10 minutes. It's very sticky at first, so make sure you use the water, powdered sugar tip. I also wear food safe gloves when I make them.


I want to try to make these today. Does anyone know if I can make them in a silicone brownie pan? I'm wondering if I can spray the pan and then they'll come out in uniform little mini-brownie sizes. (yes, I'm annoyingly anal!)


I would NOT attempt that. It is incredibly stick when you first make it. I would be a huge mess. I would use a cookie cutter after it has set.

I made these for Thanksgiving using a scalloped biscuit cutter.


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Posted: 12/3/2012 8:00:28 PM
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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:14:35 PM
In the mixer do you use the paddle or whisk attachment?
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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:18:15 PM
I use the paddle. I broke my whisk a few years back on my old KA. When I called them, they said the whisk should only be used for egg whites and whipped cream.


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