Marshmallows are one of the favourite desserts for a long time, however it looks that their delicious taste doesn’t bring health on, as although they’re nonfat , they’re loaded with sugar.
So, a regular marshmallow has four grams of supplemental sugar, and let’s admit it, nearly nobody eats a single one and leaves the scene!
Hence, a cup of mini marshmallows contains even twenty nine grams of sugar, that is over four hundred empty calories, even ten grams over the recommended daily amount!
The excessive intake of sugar raises the intake of calories and results in numerous health problems, like obesity and weight gain.
Moreover, foods wealthy in sugar are usually poor of free of any healthy nutrients. Also, the additional sweet foods you consume, the less space for fruits, vegetables, and healthy foods remains in the diet.
The intake of sugar has been shown to be directly linked to severe long-term health issues, including:
- Insulin resistance and diabetes
- Heart disease
- Inflated cholesterol levels
- Several cancers, such as pancreatic cancer
- Food addictions
- Teeth issues, like cavities
Therefore, we suggest the recipe of these incredibly delicious marshmallows, which are free of the health-compromising sugar. Additionally, they can be prepared in a coconut or chocolate version, according to your preferences.
As soon as you make them, you will no longer buy marshmallows at the store, for sure!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoon gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
Method of preparation:
You should grease a loaf pan a bit, and cover it with parchment paper, and grease it as well. Then, in a medium bowl, or a bowl with a mixer with an attached whisk, pour ¼ cup of water, and add the gelatin over it. Leave it aside to soften.
Then, add another ¼ cup of water, the salt, and honey in a small pot, and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to 240 degrees, using a candy thermometer. accurate temperature.
You can also test it by dribbling a bit of the liquid into a bowl of ice-cold water, and when cooled in the water, it should be in the candy stage of forming little, soft balls. This temperature is reached in 7-8 minutes.
Remove the pot from heat as soon as you reach the proper temperature.
Now, add the hot syrup to the gelatin mixture carefully, using a hand mixer on low. Pour the hot mixture in a drizzle down the side of the bowl.
Next, add the vanilla, and beat for 12-15 minutes on high speed, in order to get a thick mixture. Then, scrape into the prepared pan and set it aside uncovered, for 4-12 hours, or overnight, in order to dry. Afterward, just cut it into squares, and it is ready to be served.
Cocoa Version: When finished, you can roll the cut marshmallows in cocoa powder.
Coconut Version: You should toast a ½ cup of coconut flakes, unsweetened, and sprinkle half of it on the bottom of the pan. Then, scrap in the marshmallow mixture, and sprinkle again with the other half of the coconut flakes.