A delicious batch of homemade peppermint chocolate marshmallows to make the perfect addition to hot chocolate, or homemade treats for the holidays! Go head and enjoy these low sugar peppermint treats!
1 cup water
3/4 tsp liquid stevia
3 tablespoons gelatin (beef grass-fed based, we use Great Lakes brand)
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla (helps with more rounded flavor)
For chocolate sauce:
2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
4 tablespoons cacao power (or cocoa)
few drops of stevia, liquid
crushed organic candy canes
Place the 3 tbsp gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup water. Mix together. Let sit for 10 minutes. Have the whisk attachment standing by. **you could use a hand mixer for this
Next step you can do in a small saucepan , heat up 1/2 cup water over medium high heat. Basically you are looking for about boiling water, where you start to see a few bubbles. Once the water reaches just about boil temperature immediately remove from the heat.
Turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the hot water down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture. Once you have added all of the water, add in vanilla, peppermint extract and liquid stevia and increase the speed to medium-high.
Beat at medium-high for 1-2 minutes than increase speed to high.
Continue to whip until the mixture becomes slightly thick, approximately 8-10 minutes.
While the mixture is whipping prepare the pans as follows.
We used a bread loaf pan. You can use anything you like.
Lightly grease your pan with some coconut oil (which is what we do). You could put done wax paper instead if you wanted.
Once your marshmallow mixture is starting to look like it has some body to it (almost forming peaks), pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a spatula for spreading. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4-5 hours.
Once marshmallows have set for a few hours you can start to cut into desired shapes using a sharp knife.
Crush up candy canes on a large plate.
Next make the chocolate sauce in a large bowl.
Begin to dip marshmallows into chocolate sauce.
Next dip them into the crushed candy canes.
Place on plate to set.
Continue until all our covered. You may have to double the chocolate sauce, depends how much marshmallows you want covered.