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Author Notes: Homemade marshmallows aren't only delicious but super easy to make. Spiked with a dark stout, covered in chocolate and topped with crushed pretzels they bring the time honored pub classic into a delicious treat. The perfect grown up marshmallow. —bethmichelle
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 3 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup Guinness, divided
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 8 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- crushed pretzels for garnish
- Open beer and allow to go completely flat, about an hour. Top speed up the flattening time you can whisk beer in a mixing bowl to remove bubbles.
- Lightly grease bottom and sides of a loaf pan and dust bottom and sides with some confectioners’ sugar.
- In a large mixing bowl sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup beer, and set aside to soften.
- In a saucepan heat sugar, corn syrup, 1/2 beer, and salt over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
- Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil. Cook WITHOUT STIRRING! until a candy thermometer registers 245F
- Remove pot from heat and pour mixture over the gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin is dissolved.
- With an electric mixer beat mixture on high speed until mixture is nearly tripled in volume, thick and a pale white, about 10-12 minutes.
- In separate mixing bowl with beat egg whites with an electric mixer until they hold stiff peaks. Add egg whites and vanilla into sugar mixture and beat until just combined.
- Pour mixture into loaf pan and sift some confectioners sugar evenly over top.
- Chill marshmallow, uncovered, until firm, at least four hours.
- When marshmallows are set, heat chocolate and oil over medium heat in a double boiler until melted. Set aside to cool.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Turn marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into even squares.
- Dip marshmallows in melted chocolate and place on parchment paper. Top with crushed pretzels.
- Chill marshmallows until chocolate has hardened.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Beer
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