My guy loves anything mint (especially combined with chocolate). I thought I would try applying those flavors to marshmallows and they were definitely a hit. If you haven’t had homemade marshmallows before you’ll have to trust me when I say they are NOTHING like store bought. In every good way that is. Super fluffy and dreamy. And you can change the flavor so easily, just by changing the extract you use. Just remember if you are using candy flavoring that is more concentrated than extract, so use less.
These are basically regular marshmallows, only with mint extract in place of the vanilla, and the addition of mini chocolate chips. You can make a 9 by 13 for bigger marshmallows, or use a cookie sheet for smaller ones. (The marshmallows pictured are smaller size.) Next time I make them I might try dipping them in melted chocolate…
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP MARSHMALLOWS
2 pkgs unflavored gelatin (about 2 T)
1 cup cold water, divided
1 1/2 c sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 to 1 tsp peppermint extract (depending how strong you want them)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
Combine in a small saucepan the remaining 1/2 cup water, sugar, and corn syrup. Put heat on high and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
Turn marshmallows out onto a cutting board, gently pulling out of pan if needed. Liberally dust with remaining cornstarch mixture (Just use powdered sugar if you ran out)