It’s the coziest time of the year! And since we are planning on spending much of the season at home, why not make it as cozy as possible, right? Last year we shared our Mickey Gingerbread marshmallows and we were so happy to see so many readers and pals on Instagram trying them out! The truth is, homemade marshmallows are so easy and so much better than what you can usually buy in the store; unless of course that store is one that specializes homemade marshmallows. So this year we decided to capture another flavor of the season and created Chocolate Peppermint Mickey Marshmallows.
These are super easy and just require a few ingredients and a little bit of patience. They need time to dry out, so you’ll want to make them 1-2 days before you want to eat them.
What do you need to make Chocolate Peppermint Mickey Marshmallows?
Here’s what you’ll need to make Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows:
- Gelatine Powder
- Superfine Sugar
- Corn Syrup
- Crushed Peppermint
- Chocolate for melting, you can use dark, milk or semisweet, based on your preferences
- Stand Mixer with whisk attachment or mixer that can accommodate a whisk attachment
- Candy Thermometer (if you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can use this ball stage chart to determine when your sugar is ready.)
- Cookie cutters if you want to make shapes!
Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Recipe
This recipe will take you about 15-20 mins to prepare and will need to set 1-2 days to dry out. Once they’re dry, you can dip them in the chocolate and peppermint.
1/4 oz. Gel
Chocolate Peppermint Mickey Marshmallows
- 1/4 oz or 1 packet gelatine powder
- 1/3 c. water + 1/4 c. water
- 1 c. superfine or caster sugar
- 2 tbsp corn syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2- 1 c. crushed peppermint
- 1/2 c. chocolate for melting
- Step 1 Line a square/rectangular pan with wax paper. This recipe makes very thick fluffy marshmallows with an 8 x 8 pan, but you can use a larger pan to decrease thickness.
- Step 2 In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix gelatine powder and water and let stand for 10 mins.
- Step 3 In a large stock pot, add 1c. sugar, 2 tbsp corn syrup, and 1/4 c. water. On medium heat, stir occasionally until mixture reaches 240 degrees F (110-115 degrees C) or until sugar reaches soft ball stage
- Step 4 Add hot mixture to gelatine.
- Step 5 Mix using whisk attachment on stand mixer (handheld mixer will work fine too) and whisk until mixture reaches room temp and triples in size. Add in vanilla and mix until soft peaks form.
- Step 6 Pour mixture into pan and spread evenly.
- Step 7 Allow to sit overnight or until marshmallows have dried out, up to 1-2 days.
- Step 8 Once marshmallows have set, using cookie cutters, cut marshmallows into shapes or cut into squares using a knife.
- Step 9 Melt chocolate chips over double broiler or in microwave.
- Step 10 Dip marshmallows partially in chocolate and sprinkle crushed peppermint on top.
- Step 11 Allow chocolate to set and enjoy!
How to Enjoy Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
We love Chocolate Peppermint marshmallows the good old fashioned way, in a nice hot cup of cocoa. But of course, you can eat them plain, add them to coffee or include them in a holiday cookie board. Truthfully, we love snacking on homemade marshmallows and love that we know exactly what ingredients are in them.
Hot Cocoa Recipe
- 3 c. Cane Sugar
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- Step 1 Mix together all ingredients
- Step 2 Whisk together until smooth
- Step 3 Store in airtight mason jar until ready to use
- Step 4 When ready to make cocoa, hat up 8-10 ounces of milk of choice and add 2-3 tbsp of cocoa mix
What better way to enjoy Chocolate Peppermint marshmallows than with a delicious cup of homemade hot cocoa. This cocoa recipe is indulgent and rich and perfect when made in our favorite frother. But best of all, it’s dairy free, so you can choose whatever milk or milk substitute you want to create this. We shared the recipe here before, along with ideas for a magical cocoa bar, but we are going to share it again below just so you can have it all in one place.
Have a Cup of Cheer!
The best thing about this marshmallow recipe is that if you don’t like chocolate peppermint, you can easily omit the last few steps and just have homemade vanilla marshmallows or use this as a base for other flavors. So cozy up, have a cup of cheer and enjoy all the little moments of the season!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .