Orange-Scented Marshmallow Dark Hot Chocolate Sticks
Serves: Makes 20-30 marshmallows
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • 1 C. Cold Water, divided
  • 3 -1/4 oz. packets Unflavored Gelatin(3/4 oz. total or 3 packages at .25 oz. each)
  • 2 C. Sugar
  • ⅔ C. Light Corn Syrup
  • ¼ t. Salt
  • 1 t. Vanilla Extract
  • 10 drops Orange Oil(I love doTERRA's Wild Orange)
  • ½ C. Powdered Sugar
  • ½ C. Cornstarch
  1. Line an 8x8 inch metal baking pan with foil.
  2. Coat foil lightly with nonstick spray.
  3. Pour ½ cup cold water into bowl of heavy-duty mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand until gelatin softens and absorbs water, at least 15 minutes.
  4. Combine 2 cups sugar, corn syrup, salt, and remaining ½ cup cold water in heavy medium saucepan.
  5. Stir over medium/low heat until sugar dissolves, brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush.
  6. Attach candy thermometer to side of pan. Increase heat and bring syrup to boil. Boil, without stirring, until syrup reaches 240°F, about 8 minutes.
  7. With mixer running at low speed, slowly pour hot syrup into gelatin mixture in thin stream down side of bowl (avoid pouring syrup onto whisk, as it may splash). Gradually increase speed to high and beat until mixture is very thick and stiff, about 15 minutes.
  8. Add vanilla and orange oil and beat to blend, about 30 seconds longer.
  9. Scrape the marshmallow mixture into prepared pan.
  10. Smooth top with wet spatula(I use my fingers, dipped in a little water). Let stand uncovered at room temperature until firm, about 4 hours.
  11. Stir cornstarch and powdered sugar in small bowl to blend. Sift generous dusting of starch-sugar mixture onto work surface, forming rectangle slightly larger than 8x8 inches.
  12. Turn marshmallow slab out onto starch-sugar mixture; peel off foil. Sift more starch-sugar mixture over marshmallow slab. Coat large sharp knife (or cookie cutters) with nonstick spray.
  13. Cut marshmallows into squares. I cut them into squares that are about 1½"x1½".
  14. Toss each in remaining starch-sugar mixture to coat. Transfer marshmallows to rack, shaking off excess mixture.
  15. Store the marshmallows in an air-tight container.
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at