With the cold air making it's way to Oklahoma... and celebrating Christmas this week... now was the best time to make some yummies to pass out to our dear neighbor friends. Cookies are always a sweet gesture (literally and figuratively), but I wanted to do something that would last a little bit longer. The kids whipped up a quick batch of homemade marshmallows (no processed garbage in these little numbers) and handed them out with cocoa in sweet little packages tied up with string. It wasn't very time consuming, and it's a delicious way to warm up.
- 4 packets of gelatin
- 4 cups of sugar (I used coconut sugar, and they tasted great!)
- 1 tbsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of salt
- powdered sugar
- Mix 4 packets of gelatin with 1 cup of water while you dissolve 4 cups of sugar with 1 cup of water.
- Once the sugar is dissolved add the sugar to the gelatin, and bring it to a boil.
- Once it has boiled, put it in a mixing bowl and let it cool until it's warm. About 45 minutes.
- Add vanilla and salt, and mix with a mixer for 10-15 minutes until it's white and frothy.
- Pour it into a buttered pan and let is set. This usually takes 1 hour.
- Once it has set, put powdered sugar over the top to make it easier to cut out of the pan with cookie cutters. You can even just cut them into squares if you want to.
- Toss them in powdered sugar.
- Serve over hot cocoa.