Candy-Cane Marshmallows by Martha Stewart

Looking for a little fun!  I am and check these perrrrfect Candy Cane Marshmallows by Martha Stewart! Love it!  We are planning a Candy Land Peppermint Themed party and these fit the bill.

Give out homemade treats that are great in hot cocoa -- or straight from the bag. Peppermint marshmallows are easy to make; they get their red swirl from a quick marbleizing technique. Follow our recipe, then package them in small cellophane bags to show off their good looks. Fold the top of each bag over once, and staple it shut. Use a small hole punch on either side of the staple. Thread a length of red twine through the holes, and knot it in front. Pull one end through a gift tag, and finish with a bow.

Read more at Candy-Cane Marshmallows - Martha Stewart Holidays 


Makes sixteen 2-inch squares
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 4 packages (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring


  1. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray; line bottom with parchment paper. Coat the parchment with cooking spray, and set pan aside. Put sugar, corn syrup, and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring; let mixture come to a boil. Raise heat to medium-high; cook until mixture registers 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 cup water in a heatproof bowl; let stand 5 minutes to soften. Set the bowl with the gelatin mixture over a pan of simmering water; whisk constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in extract; set aside.
  3. Beat egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until stiff (but not dry) peaks form. Whisk gelatin mixture into sugar mixture; with mixer running, gradually add to egg whites. Mix on high speed until very thick, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture into lined pan. Working quickly, drop dots of red food coloring across surface of marshmallow. Using a toothpick, swirl food coloring into marshmallow to create a marbleized effect. Let marshmallow stand, uncovered, at room temperature until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. Cut into squares.
From Martha Stewart Living, December 2004 | Se

Read more at Candy-Cane Marshmallows - Martha Stewart Holidays 

What are your favorite Peppermint Recipes?!  

Warmly,  Carolina Mama


Pam said...

This is such a great idea!! Looks like a fairly easy recipe too.

Carolyn G said...

Wow these look fantastic! I might have to include these in my X-mas gifts this year!!

Shannon said...

What a cute idea!!!

Jessica said...

Here is a very yummy peppermint idea for your party!!! Enjoy!!

1 bag of pretzels
1 bag of Hershey Kisses Peppermint
1 bag of red, white and green M&M's

Lay pretzels on cookie sheet and put one Hershey kiss on top of each. Put in oven at 250 for about 5 to 1o min. Take out and press and M&M on top of Hershey Kiss. Put in Freezer to cool.