Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Sweet: Homemade Heart Marshmallows

hot chocolate heart marshmallow
making marshmallows

I decided to give marshmallow-making a try and was pleasantly surprised with how fun it was. Very sticky, but relatively uncomplicated. I used a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, since it's never steered me wrong, and included both vanilla extract and scraped vanilla beans for some extra flavor. With my handy, two-inch wide heart cookie cutter, I ended up with about 20 marshmallows. Package them up as a sweet treat for your valentine, and more importantly, enjoy some yourself in a mug full of creamy hot chocolate. Then the next time you hear Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," you'll remember, it's these marshmallows.

[recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen]

Also, last year's cinnamon-sugary Valentine's treat.


  1. so adorable! i love this.

  2. Lovely, and so cozy! I'm secretly a marshmallow fan... though I have never tried to make them. Maybe now I will... ?

  3. I miss giving out the little Valentine's like in elementary school so I was thinking of doing something for the grumpy ladies in my office this year! These might be the perfect bet!! I'm going to bookmark the recipe!!

    They look so adorable!! =)

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  4. So cute and perfect for Valentine's Day! I would have eaten all the remnants surrounding the heart cut outs immediately :)

  5. Stop it!! I have never made marshmallows before. These are adorable. Definitely doing this for Valentine's day!

  6. I've never made marshmallows, but now I can't wait to!

  7. Soooooo I am pretty much beyond inspired by this. I mean you know my affinity for hearts. Great job lady! XO!

  8. I've never made marshmallows before but after seeing these pictures, there's nothing else I want to make! As soon as I visit home, I'm going to treat myself by making these delicious treats. My boyfriend will get some too, if there's any left!

  9. Love this recipe and your photos are gorgeous!!



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