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Homemade Marshmallow Spread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: maryjane robbins

Homemade Marshmallow Spread Recipe

Best known as a companion to peanut butter in sandwiches, marshmallow spread is also excellent atop ice cream, floating in hot cocoa, or as a dip for fruits and crackers. Creating this fluffy whip at home is easy, and you'll be amazed at the fresh vanilla taste.

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Total
Yield
about 3 cups
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup or honey
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan combine the water, sugar and corn syrup (or honey). Stir gently to combine. Insert a candy thermometer set for 240°F and heat over medium-high flame. Do not stir the sugar water as it cooks or it will form crystals.
  2. When the sugar syrup begins to form large bubbles, and the thermometer reads about 225°F to 230°F, place the egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of your stand mixer and beat the whites to soft peaks. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. By the time the whites are whipped, the sugar syrup should be at 240°F. Remove from the heat and with the mixer running, carefully pour the syrup in a thin, steady stream into the whites.
  4. The whites will deflate slightly at first, but as the sugar syrup becomes incorporated, they will thicken, turn white and begin to fluff up.
  5. Continue to whip the fluffy spread for 7 to 8 minutes, or until very thick and glossy. Add the vanilla and whip for another minute.
  6. Scoop the spread into an airtight container. Store for up to 2 weeks at room temperature. The spread can be re-whipped by hand if it becomes "flat."

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 tablespoon, 25g
  • Servings Per Batch 36
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 38
  • Calories from Fat 0
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 26mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.