Thursday, December 12, 2013

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.