Excellent base recipe! I skipped the coconut and added peppermint extract for peppermint marshmallows - which are AMAZING in hot chocolate! The added extract kind of deflates the egg whites, but the whole thing still whips up in the stand mixer beautifully and they are a delightful texture. Try them, you won't be dissapointed!
Delightful recipe. I have always wanted to make homemade marshmallows, and this recipe was great. A lot of work, but worth it. Make sure you add the sugar to the egg whites extremely slowly...I added it too fast, and never had stiff peaks form with my egg whites. I had to start that step all over again and waste the ingredients.
I made these from the mix and match low-calorie cookbook and they were such a hit. My husband, son and grandchildren all thought they were fantastic. I will definitely make this recipe again and again. I followed the recipe exactly but I see where you could change the coconut out for other favorite flavors like chocolate, nuts or other dried fruits. I think you could pour this over moist, cooked brownies, put chocolate curls on top and let set for a great dessert.
Love these! Will definitely make again.
My family really liked these marshmallows. My 4 yr old did inititally insist that marshmallows are round, but after I cut a couple round ones out, he was willing to eat them in any shape! Based on previous reviews I expected them to be very sticky, so I used a silicone spatula and coated it and the pan, with cooking spray for the stovetop cooking.