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Written by:Melinda Nelson
Photographed by:Steve Henke
S'mores and marshmallows

Cambria design shown: Berwyn™

Perfect for backyard campfires, try this recipe for crazy-delicious, handcrafted smores. Stock your pantry with homemade marshmallows. For homemade graham crackers and other recipes, visit Cambria Style’s Eat + Drink section.

Homemade Marshmallows

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 3 Tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions
Brush a 9 x13 inch glass dish with vegetable oil, line with parchment, allowing it to hang over the sides, and brush lightly with more oil. Put sugar, corn syrup, salt, and ¾ cup water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook without stirring until mixture registers 238°F on a candy thermometer, about nine minutes. Put ¾ cup cold water into the bowl of an electric mixer; sprinkle with gelatin and let soften five minutes. With mixer on low, whisk hot syrup into gelatin mixture. Gradually raise speed to high; beat until very stiff, about 12 minutes, and add vanilla. Pour into prepared dish, and smooth with a spatula. Set aside, uncovered, until firm, about three hours. Sift 1 cup confectioners’ sugar onto a work surface. Unmold marshmallow and remove parchment. Using a sharp knife brushed with oil, cut marshmallow into two-inch squares. Sift remaining confectioners’ sugar into a small bowl and roll marshmallows in sugar to coat.

This recipe is adapted from MarthaStewart.com.

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