Introduction: Candied Marshmallows
Candied marshmallows were created when I wanted to see what happened when you put a marshmallow in the microwave. Then I thought, how could I make a sugary treat less healthy? Add candy.
- Some form of candy (gummies, jolly rancher hard candies...)
- Parchment paper
- Straws, or the handle of a spoon
Step 1: Preparing the Marshmallow
Put your marshmallow on a plate and put it in the microwave for 20 seconds to start. You will need to experiment with the amount of time because microwaves differ and the amount of time makes it taste more of less roasted. After the marshmallow comes out of the microwave, stick a straw or spoon handle through the middle and spin it in your hand until all of the marshmallow comes up off of the plate. Do not try to scrape under the marshmallow. It will make a mess of the plate.
Step 2: The Candying Process
After your marshmallow comes out of the microwave, there are three ways you can go:
1. You could just leave the marshmallow plain and eat it, but what's the fun in that.
2. You can press in small candies while it is still warm.
3. You can melt a candy down in the microwave on parchment paper and be careful not to burn it. The amount of time varies by candy so watch and stop the microwave when you see the candy melt. If the candy is brown, you've burnt it and should try again. Roll the marshmallow in the candy until it is coated. Let it cool thoroughly after applying candy.
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