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Homemade Vegetarian Marshmallows

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Homemade marshmallows
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This recipe can be used either after Step 4 in place of marshamallow fluff in recipes, or you can proceed to make toasted marshmallows for s'mores with dairy-free homemade graham crackers or other fun sweet snacks like Dairy-Free Moon Pies. Agar Agar Flakes are produced from a seaweed-based gelatin and can be found in most health food stores, usually either in the bakery supplies section or near the other "seaweed" products like wakame and nori.

Makes about 3 cups of marshmallow fluff or one 8" pan of marshmallows

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 T. agar flakes
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 3 T. Egg Replacer

Preparation:

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water and agar flakes, stirring well to dissolve. Stirring constantly, bring the liquid to a boil and then turn down the heat to low. Let the liquid simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture is the consistency of a thick syrup. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer, beat the eggs whites and the cream of tartar at a medium-high speed setting until the whites are fluffy and hold stiff peaks, about 5 minutes. Gently fold in 1 T. of the Egg Replacer.

3. Carefully and in three additions, pour the warm syrup down the side of the mixing bowl into the egg whites, mixing well between each addition with the hand mixer at a medium speed setting. Add the remaining 2 T. Egg Replacer and continue to mix at a medium speed until the mixture is glossy and stiff, about 2 more minutes.

4. Spread the mixture into a non-stick 8” cake pan, or, alternatively, an 8” cake pan lined with parchment. Place pan in the freezer for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. The mixture can now be used in place of marshmallow fluff in recipes or used to make vegetarian marshmallows.

To make toasted marshmallows:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. Place the pan in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until marshmallows have puffed slightly and begin to brown but are not hard on the outside. Use with Dairy-free Graham Crackers and dairy-free chocolate to make s'mores, or just enjoy them on their own!

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