Rose marshmallows

You’d be making marshmallows often if you knew how easy they are to make; I found out this weekend, when I decided to make them as a distraction from the palpable tension in the city (and the country in general). 

Funny thing is found out my blogger friend Nadji had posted an identical recipe (except she used store-bought marshmallows).

Used a recipe on a sugar package, adapted slightly.


  • 3 pkgs plain gelatin (total: .75 oz or 1/4 oz each pkg)
  • 1 cup ice water, divided
  • 2 cups of granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of light corn syrup
  • 3 drops of red food color (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of rose water
  • to garnish: 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, white or dark
  • 1 tsp of vegetable shortening
  • chopped nuts
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  1. Spray a rectangular pan with oil and cover with parchment paper. Sift powdered sugar onto the paper to cover. Pour 1/2 cup of ice water into bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the water. 
  2. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of water, the sugar, corn syrup and salt in a heavy saucepan; bring to a simmer and let the mixture boil gently for about 10 minutes; place a candy thermometer in the syrup and when it climbs up to 240F, it is time to turn off the heat. 
  3. Gradually pour the syrup into the bowl of gelatin (previously warmed in the microwave for 10 seconds to melt the gelatin). Mix in a stand-in mixer on low then high speed for about 10 minutes until the mixture turns white and fluffy and doubles in volume. Add the rose water and food color. Mix some more to combine well. Pour mixture into the pan, and let it sit there for 4 hours or better yet, overnight. 
  4. Remove from pan and detach from paper; cut into squares. Place the chocolate chips and oil in a saucepan and melt gently. Transfer to a serving bowl to dip the marshmallows into. Provide chopped nuts as well if you like. 

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  1. Posted October 22, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Surely divine!



  2. Posted October 22, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    hummm!! délicieuses gourmandises! inchallah la tension va diminuer . toute mes pensées vont vers toi! bises!

  3. Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    wonderful treats, absolutely gorgeous!
    we must have been thinking sweets, I just posted kunefe – kadayifi – if you’d like to have a look :)

  4. Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    I have no doubt that once I enjoyed freshly made marshmallows-store bought would be off the table. These look delightful.


  5. Posted October 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    And in a chocolate fondue? This is unbelievable! Not your usual Jet Puffs….

  6. Posted October 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Je n’ai jamais essayé de faire des guimauves. Je ne sais même pas pourquoi.
    Je vais essayer ta recette. J’aurai l’impression de relever un défi.
    Une manière de les servir qui me plait beaucoup.
    J’espère que les choses vont très vite se calmer au Liban qui a déjà assez souffert des attentats et des assassinats dans le passé. Que le cauchemar s’arrête.
    A bientôt.

  7. Posted October 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely luscious! I have never made marshmallows and yours crusted with pistachios and dipped in chocolate takes this kiddy treat into marked grown-up gourmet territory! Truly impressive, Joumana :)

    chow:) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  8. Posted October 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I made marshmallows once and they were truly delicious! A perfect treat for this time of year and the rose water flavor must be delightful.

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