Awwwww yeah. It’s that time of year again- the week leading up to Halloween. Every time trick or treating came around while I was growing up, I would get so excited I could barely function. A holiday dedicated to dressing up in costumes and collected candy from door to door? My chubby-cheeked, 8 year old self couldn’t imagine anything more glorious. My parents always took us to the our family friend’s neighborhood, where there was primo trick or treating. I’m talking full-sized candy bars and decked out houses. Heaven. 🙂
In honor of one of the best holidays around, I made these marshmallow ghosts. I found a recipe for homemade peeps and I decided to adapt those into a spooky version. They taste great on their own, but I think they would be adorable served with a steamy cup of hot chocolate.
Have a spooktacular Monday, everyone. 🙂
Spooky Marshmallow Ghosts
Yield: 2 dozen marshmallows
- 1 packet unflavored gelatin
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- Black gel food coloring
Place the 1/3 cup cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle with gelatin and allow to set for at least 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring the 1/4 cup water and sugar to boil in a saucepan. Stir the mixture with a whisk and allow it to boil until a candy thermometer reads 238 degrees.
Remove from the heat and pour over the gelatin mixture. Beat on medium speed for 8-10 minutes until soft peaks form.
Spoon the fluff into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.
Pipe ghost-like blobs onto parchment or wax paper. Allow to set slightly. Mix a small amount of black food coloring with a few drops of water and use a toothpick to draw faces on the ghosts.
Lightly wet your fingers with water and transfer the marshmallows to an airtight container. Enjoy!
Source: Recipe from Hoosier Homemade , originally from Martha Stewart