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Peppermint Marshmallow Holiday S'mores

Easy Homemade Peppermint Candy Cane Marshmallows make very tasty holiday s'mores.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 hours 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 20 minutes
Servings 5 dozen
Calories 37 kcal


  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 8-10 drops red food coloring


  1. Generously grease bottom and sides of 11x7-inch glass baking dish with butter; dust with 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water to soften; set aside.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 cup water over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Heat to boiling; cook without stirring about 30 minutes to 240°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a ball that holds its shape but is pliable; remove from heat.
  4. Slowly pour syrup into softened gelatin while beating on low speed. Increase speed to high; beat 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is white and has almost tripled in volume. Add peppermint extract; beat on high speed 1 minute. Drop food color randomly into marshmallow mixture. Pull table knife through food color to create swirl pattern. Pour into baking dish, patting lightly with wet hands. Let stand uncovered at least 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Dust cutting board with about 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Place remaining powdered sugar in small bowl. To remove marshmallow mixture, loosen sides from dish and gently lift in one piece onto cutting board. Using sharp knife greased with butter, cut into 1-inch squares. Dust bottom and sides of each marshmallow by dipping into bowl of powdered sugar. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Marshmallow Holiday S'mores
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 37
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 10g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.