Homemade coconut marshmallows

    8 hours 35 min

    Homemade marshmallows are coated in toasted coconut in this easy, DIY recipe that is better than bought marshmallows.

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    Serves: 48 

    • cooking spray
    • 120ml cold water
    • 2 (7g) sachets powdered gelatine
    • 175ml water
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 450g toasted coconut, or more to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

    1. Lightly grease or line a 20cm square baking tin (or glass dish).
    2. Mix cold water and gelatine together in a bowl until gelatine is dissolved.
    3. Bring 175ml water to the boil in a saucepan; add sugar and bring back to the boil. Pour sugar mixture over gelatine mixture; add vanilla extract and salt. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 20 minutes.
    4. Spread mixture in the prepared tin; chill in the fridge for 8 hours to overnight.
    5. Cut marshmallows into squares with a knife dipped in hot water. Press squares into the toasted coconut.

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