Brunch YUMM! “skull and bones” Cookies & Cream Marshmallows #fitfam

It’s Brunch Time! Halloween is a fun time to make sweet treats for your family.  Homemade marshmallows have an incredibly soft, pillow-y texture and these cookies and cream marsh mellows are major YUMM!

Ingredients

1 cup water, divided

3 (1/4-oz.) packages unflavored gelatin

11/2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (9-oz.) package chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco), crushed

Cooking spray

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

Preparation

  1. Place 1/2 cup water in a small microwave-safe bowl; sprinkle gelatin over top. Set aside.
  2. Bring remaining 1/2 cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Cook 16 minutes or until syrup mixture reaches 250°F, slowly swirling pan occasionally. Carefully pour syrup mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture cools to 210°F.
  3. Microwave reserved gelatin mixture at HIGH 30 seconds or until gelatin melts, stirring until smooth. Beat syrup mixture in stand mixer at low speed, gradually adding gelatin mixture in a thin, steady stream. Beat until combined. Add vanilla. Increase speed to high; beat 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add crushed wafer cookies; beat 10 to 20 seconds or just until combined.
  4. Coat a spatula with cooking spray. Use spatula to scrape mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7-inch straight-sided metal baking dish. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray and press mixture into an even layer. (recipe: MyRecipes.com)

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