I had no idea that this was possible. I found this amazing recipe for gingerbread marshmallows by Fat Girl Trapped In A Skinny Body on pinterest a few months back. I pinned it because I thought they looked pretty but never thought I would actually make them. Then last week I was watching the Food Network and Ina Garten was making her version of homemade marshmallows. Her method was very close to the gingerbread marshmallows and watching Ina make hers I thought “I can do this!”. So I did. And it was amazing! They were much easier than I thought they would be, much less messy than I had expected, and soooo delicious. I followed the gingerbread recipe exactly. The only thing I would change next time I make them is to use more cinnamon and fewer ground gloves. The cloves are a little “spicy” for my kids.
Two other things I learned while making these marshmallows –
1. If you don’t have a candy thermometer (I don’t) you can use this method to determine the temperature of your sugar syrup.
2. If you don’t have confectioners sugar (I didn’t) you can put regular granulated sugar in the blender or food processor for a few minutes!