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  1. Kaylen

    December 15, 2009

    I used this recipe after trying others (one from Martha Stewart, even!) and the Smitten Kitchen one worked the BEST! However, I used the full amount of vanilla, and they tasted too vanilla-y…you may want to drop that amount a bit. Just a suggestion!

  2. Michelle

    December 15, 2009

    This is one of those things I've always wanted to try in my head even though it seems that the reality would be much more difficult than I want to tackle just before Christmas. So I picked some up at Whole Foods instead. 🙂
    Can't wait to see how yours turn out!

  3. Nichole

    December 15, 2009

    I've used the Martha Stewart recipe a few times, and the result was tasty. It was, however, a bit of a pain.

  4. sammyw

    December 15, 2009

    here's my fav recipe and love story about marshmallows…

  5. sara

    December 15, 2009

    So easy with the Smitten Kitchen recipe! I had never made them before and followed the directions with much success. The best part is cutting them into squares- you feel so proud!

  6. pamwares

    December 15, 2009

    i made these awhile back. there was the cutest article in gourmet (i believe) about the writer getting homemade marshmallows from her boyfriend which only sealed the deal on marriage forever. homemade marshmallows are pretty darn good.

  7. pamwares

    December 15, 2009

    never mind bon appetit was the article. it is a good one. it made me make marshmallows.

  8. amuirbruhn

    December 15, 2009

    I love Smitten Kitchen! Those photos are so beautiful and make we want to try just about everything she does. Let us know how the marshmellows come out. I recently tried a cake from the site and it was a hit ( Maybe these are next…

    Good luck!

  9. Amy

    December 16, 2009

    My mum always made us homemade marshies (as we called them) when we were kids. I could inhale a whole batch within a few days. She's coat them in toasted coconut to stop sticky fingers.
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Cara Rank

    December 16, 2009

    i actually used the one design sponge posted two years. it's just so simple.

    i just made 200 bags and sold them at a local christas bazaar. once you get the hang of it, super easy. but she's right on smitten kitchen: don't try to scrape the bowl or it will get messy. i used a ton of vegetable oil on my pan and found that a pizza cutter is easiest. have fun and good luck!

  11. carak

    December 16, 2009

    i just made these (right before your post)! i'm giving my friends homemade marshmallows and starbucks gift cards for christmas. i added cocoa powder to make them chocolate flavored. i used scissors to cut into cubes, which worked well.

  12. Madhavi

    December 16, 2009

    Do NOT use a hand mixer to make this! I tried last year, and the mashmallow got fluffy so fast, it started to "climb" the mixer's feet and next thing I knew *poof*, sparks flew, my mixer blew up, and my mashmallows smelled like electrical fire. They went in the trash. 🙁

  13. rubi

    December 16, 2009

    i found my recipe on ready made and it was so easy!
    it also gave other flavor options like this:
    For peppermint marshmallows:
    1 tsp peppermint flavor
    1 ½ tsps vanilla extract

    For vanilla marshmallows:
    2 tsps vanilla extract

    For pumpkin-pie-spice marshmallows:
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 tsp ground ginger
    Pinch of ground nutmeg
    Pinch of ground cloves

    have fun!

  14. Jolynn

    December 16, 2009

    I did use the the Martha Stewart recipe once. They worked just fine. I also cut them out with a cookie cutter into small snowflakes. The were great gifts.

  15. mara

    December 17, 2009

    We just posted about peppermint marshmallows from the Baked cookbook. They're delicious. The peppermint ones are wonderful in hot chocolate.

  16. Life Is Good

    December 18, 2009

    I don't know what I did, but my turned out weird. . .maybe I should just stay out of the kitchen.

  17. Jessica

    December 22, 2009

    Well, I tried. Did you end up making yours?

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