Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Marshmallow Jello Shots in Real Marshmallows

Sometimes my husband comes up with the craziest ideas. Like hollowing out a giant marshmallow and putting alcoholic jello in it.

I didn't think it would work (I thought the jello would soak through the marshmallow and leak out) but promised him I would try it.

Guess what ... it works!

Brilliant man I married! It's easy too.

1. Using your fingers pinch out the center of your giant marshmallows. (I ate the centers as I pinched. If I was feeding these to guests that wouldn't be cool, but since these were just a test batch it was okay :)




2. Let your marshmallows sit out a little while to toughen up.

3. Make your alcoholic jello. I used this awesome new Jolly Rancher flavored jello. 3/4 cup water on medium heat until in reaches a boil, stir in jello packet. When dissolved, pour into 1 cup cold vodka of choice (I love Pinnacle Whipped for everything).

(For a kid friendly, non-alcoholic version just use cold water instead of vodka)


4. This step is really important. Let your alcoholic jello mixture cool. It should be at least room temperature before you poor it into your marshmallows. If it's hot it will melt the marshmallow and it won't work.


5. Carefully pour your jello mixture into the marshmallows.


6. Save any left over jello you have so you can check them as they set and see if any need to be topped off.  They should be ready/set in a few hours.


My next question is .... would this work with Peeps?! Hmmmmmm.

Marshmallow Jello Shots in Real Marshmallows

1 bag giant marshmallows, center hollowed out
1 cup vodka of choice
1 box jello (small box)

(The jello goes a long way, you could probably fill the whole bag of marshmallows.)

9 comments:

  1. Ok, so I'd probably try these marshmallow jello shots. They just sound funny! They look pretty tasty though...

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  2. Wow, that's sweet. I mean, like, really, really sweet looking. Too sweet? I'm fascinated though!

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  3. Huh...they look just like those jelly mints my grandma used to always have on hand: http://www.candywarehouse.com/colors/white-candy/products/jelly-filled-soft-mints-candy-5lb-box/ . I was looking for an excuse to get a bag of those giant marshmallows and now I've got one!

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  4. You are the jello shot queen! Unbelievable, I would have never thought of something like this.

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  5. Jello shots in marshmallows? This is brilliant! I'm going to make this for my wife and I to enjoy... just need to remember to keep them out of my kids' reach. Thanks for this.

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  6. Can't wait to try peeps and the original recipe

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  7. I would love to make these. Is there any refrigeration involved?

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  8. I run a string of small Christmas lights in the hole on top. I change the strings to match the holidays or the seasons. I use some of the antique bottles I have found.
    Cathy

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