Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Heart-Shaped Marshmallows
What’s Better Than Snuggling By The Fire With Your Sweetheart?
Why snuggling by the fire with your sweetheart and a cup of
Don’t forget the marshmallows Homemade ‘mallows are pretty easy, especially if you have a stand mixer to take care of the whipping.
We used the heart-shaped cookie cutter from our Casino Set (the perfect size for over-sized mallows) & pink Tinker Dust® just in time for Valentine’s Day, but the shapes, colors, and flavors can easily be modified to suit the occasion.
Make-ahead a few days before so they’re ready for your snuggle
- 3 packages unflavored gelatin
- 1 cups cold water
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- Pink Rose Tinker Dust®
- Nonstick spray
Place the gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. In a small
Place over medium-high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees with a candy thermometer, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly pour the sugar syrup into the gelatin mixture. Once added, increase the speed to high.
Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and fluffy, like marshmallow fluff, approximately 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and whip another minute.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula to spread evenly. Lightly dust the top with a bit of confectioner’ sugar, cornstarch, and Tinker Dust. Set
When ready to cut, fill a freezer bag with confectioner’s sugar, cornstarch, and Tinker Dust (add a little, add a lot, it’s up to you!). Pour warm water into a bowl and dip your heart-shaped cutter into the water with each cut, or it will stick.
As you cut each piece, slowly lift the marshmallow off the pan with a rubber spatula, add to the bag, and shake with each addition. Remove from bag, shake off excess, and allow to dry on a plate at room temperature for several hours.
Store in an airtight container with a bit of the cornstarch, sugar, & Tinker Dust mix for up to one week.
Homemade Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Makes 2 mugs, one for you, one for your sweetie!
- 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 4 cups milk
- Red Petal Dust
In a medium saucepan, melt butter or coconut oil, then stir in sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
Lower heat, and add chocolate chips, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted. Slowly whisk in milk and then add Petal Dust, until the desired hue of red velvety goodness is achieved.
Continue whisking constantly until all ingredients are incorporated and