About this recipe: These marshmallows are the real thing - so much better than shop-bought. They are gorgeous in a mug of drinking chocolate, mixed into a homemade chocolate ice cream recipe or simply eaten on their own!
These marshmallows are delicious as is, but why not try drizzling the final product in melted chocolate? Or, instead of plain icing sugar, cover the bottom of the tin in desiccated coconut. Cover the top in coconut as well, then slice into squares for gorgeous marshmallow coconut bites!
You can also add food colouring with the vanilla, or cut out shapes with biscuit cutters to make different marshmallow shapes.
These would have been good, but there is far too much gelatin and its distinct taste overpowers the vanilla. Half as much would have been enough - I guess it depends on what type of gelatin is used. Ah well. They won't be wasted - 30 seconds or so in a microwave and a good stir and they'll melt nicely and can be mixed together with a new batch without any extra gelatin. - 13 Jul 2011