Peppermint Marshmallows and Cocoa

 I had an idea for a special gift.  It started with the idea to make peppermint marshmallows.

I've always used corn syrup in the past but I wanted to make this gift as organic as possible so I used Lyle's Golden Syrup and organic peppermint flavoring.  They turned out better than any marshmallows I have ever made.
I made a cocoa mix using good German cocoa powder and demerara sugar.

I included these plates and cups and this cookie tray which my kids used when they were little.

And I made some buttery shortbread to go along with it.  It even managed to snow the day the gift was received.

Comments

Nellie said…
What a festive gift! I'm sure it was well-received!
luckybunny said…
Those marshmallows look amazing, and also love the cups/plates - just adorable!
Laurie said…
oh Joyce what an amazing gift, its lovely! The marshmallows sound wonderful, thats a treasure of a gift, you have a big heart,
Bird said…
mmmm... it all looks so good. I think I'm getting the baking bug.
Joy said…
Delicious! Can you send a care package to Poland? ;-) I used to make marshmallows twice a week at the restaurant, but haven't done so at home in ages!
Ooohhhh yumm yumm. Everything looks so good.
Nicole/Beadwright
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sandra hagan said…
You are a wonderful person!

Tasty and fun gifts!

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happy day.

sandra hagan said…
You are a wonderful person!

Tasty and fun gifts!

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happy day.

Peppermint marshmallows sounds yummy :-) Marshmallows has never become that big over here, we have similar candy that is too popular I guess but I think they would be very popular if they had peppermint taste!

Those marshmallows in a cup of cocoa and those shortbreads with it and the day is saved :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
TARYTERRE said…
Nothing tastes as good as marshmallows in a cup of hot chocolate on a snowy day. Yours looks scrumptious.
Patty Woodland said…
Mmmm, I love homemade marshmallows
That is a really great gift! I love the marshmallows...are they hard to make?
Guillaume said…
Brilliant. We used to make fudge with Caramilk bars inbetween layers.
Tammie Lee said…
oh yum yum yum

i have been making marshmallows lately, so fun! I use organic DoTerra essential oils to flavor them. Plus i use honey for the sweet ingredient.

can you tell me what you roll the individual marshmallow in? I have been leaving mine plain.
Dog Trot Farm said…
What a wonderful gift, you are such a thoughtful and caring person, I'm sure the gift was well received...
Sunnybrook Farm said…
Where have I been? I have never heard of home made marshmallows, I thought it took some kind of machine to make the things!
chickpea678 said…
What a big heart, creative mind, and talented hands you have Joyce!
Homemade peppermint marshmallows? Divine!
Barb said…
That all looks so good especially since we are having cold, damp weather.
I have never tasted peppermint marshmellows..but they sound wonderful, Joyce. What a wonderful idea for a gift. I get so inspired to bake and cook once again.
Kay said…
Oh my goodness! I'm so impressed! This all looks amazingly delicious. What a fabulous gift.
Nadine A. said…
Ohhh those marshmallows look so good. Now I am in the mood to bake.
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