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Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow

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Hot Cocoa Mix & Marshmallows

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Bobby Parrish


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1.5 cup cocoa powder Dutch-process preferred
  • 2.5 cups powdered milk
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 smallpinch cayenne pepper

For the marshmallows:

  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 packets of gelatin 1 ounce
  • Cornstarch
  • Powdered sugar


  1. For the hot cocoa, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. To serve, add ½ cup of mix to pot along with 8-12 ounces of milk or water. Bring to a bare simmer and cook for a few minutes so the corn starch can thicken the mixture, whisk well and serve.
  2. Store mix in air tight container or put a pretty little bow on it and give as a gift. Shelf life is FOREVER!!!
  3. For the marshmallows:
  4. Combine the gelatin with ½ cup of cold water in the bottom of your stand mixer bowl. Let it bloom while you make the syrup.
  5. In a small pot, combine the granulated sugar along with the next two ingredients and half a cup of water. Heat over medium heat until most of the sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. Raise the heat to high and cook for 8 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees.
  6. With the mixer on low speed and the whisk attachment on, carefully and slowly add the hot sugar mixture. Turn the mixer to high and let it go for 7-8 minutes. For the last 30 seconds add the vanilla extract. You will know it’s ready when the mixture is very thick and holds its form well.
  7. Spray the bottom and sides of a 8x12 glass or porcelain baking dish with non-stick spray. Use a sifter to generously cover the baking dish with a 50/50 mixture of powdered sugar and cornstarch. Spray a rubber spatula with non-stick spray and transfer all of the marshmallow mixture to the dish. Use a spatula to even it out. Work fast, as the mixture becomes harder to work with as it cool down. Cover the top of the mixture with another generous coating of powdered sugar and cornstarch. Let sit uncovered on the counter overnight. Use a knife dusted in powdered sugar to cut large squares and dust the sticky edges with the cornstarch mixture. Store marshmallows in an airtight container for up to a month.

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