Oooh, boy—it’s been a Monday, you guys! I didn’t want to have to wait a whole other week to post this, so I’m opting for the super short set-up for my latest installment of Marshmallow Monday. In a nutshell, these are like cinnamon toast, but in marshmallow form. And they are dee-licious—the perfect fall treat!
Cinnamon Toast Marshmallows
Prep time: 35 min | Ready in: 6 hours, 35 min
- Cooking spray
- 3 packages unflavored gelatin (vegetarian substitutions)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- A candy thermometer
- Tin foil
- 9×13-inch cake or jelly roll pan
- Line the inside of the pan with tin foil, then coat well with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine a 1/2 of a cup of cold water with the packets of gelatin and allow to sit until gelatin forms, about 15 minutes.
- In a medium saucepan on medium heat, combine the sugar and 1/2 of a cup of water, then stir until sugar has dissolved–about 3 to 5 minutes. Increase heat to bring mixture to a low boil, and continue to boil until the temperature reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer—about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Slowly pour sugar mixture into the bowl with the gelatin, simultaneously using a mixer on low. Gradually increase speed to high and continue whipping until the mix is very thick, about 10 to 15 minutes–imagine the consistency of pourable taffy.
- Once the batter is thick, add vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds until completely mixed.
- Pour the marshmallow batter into the pan, smoothing the surface with a spatula. (Spray spatula with cooking spray as needed to keep it from sticking.) Let the marshmallow sit for about 6 hours, uncovered, until completely set.
- In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
- Sprinkle half of the cinnamon and sugar mixture on a surface about the size of the marshmallow slab. Flip the cake pan over so that marshmallow lands on the sprinkled surface. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon and sugar on top of the marshmallow slab, and spread around so it’s completely coated.
- Cut marshmallows in whatever shapes you’d like.
- Coat all sides of marshmallows with cinnamon and sugar by pressing them into the mixture—either in the bowl or on the surface.