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DIY Marshmallow Bunnies

  • Serves: 24
    Prep time: 30 minutes
    Cooking time: 9 minutes
    Cost: $
    Difficulty: Easy
    You’ll need: Candy thermometer and bunny-shaped cookie cutter 

    2 tablespoons plus 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
    1/2 cup cold water
    2 cups granulated sugar
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup hot water
    2 large egg whites
    2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    Food coloring, color(s) of choice
    2 cups colored sugar for dusting
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon water

    Optional: A few drops of flavoring syrup, like lemon, rose or lavender 




  1. Grease a 9-by-13-inch rectangular dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside
  2. In a small bowl, combine unflavored gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water. Let sit for at least 5 minutes
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and hot water
  4. Bring to boil over a medium high heat. Cook, without stirring, until mixture registers 238 F on a candy thermometer, about 9 minutes. Once sugar syrup has reached 238 F, remove from heat and add the thickened unflavored gelatin
  5. In a large bowl or the bowl of electric mixer, combine egg whites and vanilla on high until stiff peaks form. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and carefully pour in the sugar syrup in a slow and steady stream. Add 4 drops of food coloring. 
  6. Once all incorporated, turn your mixer on medium high and beat until it has doubled in volume. Pour into your prepared dish and allow to set, uncovered, for at least three hours. Pour 2 cups of sugar into a gallon size plastic bag. 
  7. Add 6 drops of food coloring to sugar and massage sugar and coloring together until color has been distributed. Lightly grease the cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray. 
  8. Cut out bunny shapes with cookie cutter. 
  9. Place cut bunnies into bag with sugar and gently shake until fully covered, or simply pour sugar onto a cookie sheet and fully coat the bunnies. 
  10. Sprinkle any remaining colored sugar evenly over prepared marshmallows.


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