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Oreo Marshmallows

Black cocoa gives these Oreo marshmallows intense chocolate flavor. Make just the chocolate layer for simple dark chocolate flavor or alternate Oreo and vanilla layers for a more true Oreo experience.

Six cube-shaped oreo marshmallows are scattered on a wooden platter. A seventh marshmallow sits on top of three marshmallows in the center. Each marshmallow has a dark chocolate base and top layer with a vanilla marshmallow layer sandwiched in between. The tops of the marshmallows are dusted with powdered sugar.

Last week I went to a holiday party at the salon where I get my hair done. The party is an annual event put on by the owner and the stylists.

In the past, the stylists all brought food and the owner provided the drinks. I’ve always felt a little guilty about not bringing anything so I decided I’d bring some goodies of my own. 

Seven cube-shaped oreo marshmallows are scattered on a wooden platter. Each marshmallow has a dark chocolate base and top layer with a vanilla marshmallow layer sandwiched in between. The tops of the marshmallows are dusted with powdered sugar.

The party was catered this year by Thom’s Market so I was the only person bringing food. The spread was already incredible- loads of different cheeses, salamis, fresh fruit, dips, and other goodies.

They also had two kinds of babkas – chocolate and sausage.  I’m going to figure out the sausage babka soon. It was such a great twist on a traditionally sweet bread.

Seven cube-shaped oreo marshmallows are scattered on a wooden platter. Each marshmallow has a dark chocolate base and top layer with a vanilla marshmallow layer sandwiched in between. The tops of the marshmallows are dusted with powdered sugar.

I was a bit worried that a caterer would be put out by someone bringing food but they graciously made a little space for my caramel apple cream puffs and marshmallows. 

They even paired these Oreo marshmallows with the red wine selection. Who would have thought to pair marshmallows with wine? It totally works.

 

Thom’s Market is new in my area. They just moved into a location at the edge of my neighborhood across from my favorite grocery store.

I thought it was a bold move to put a small market across from a large grocery store but the Thom’s Market people explained that Thom’s specializes in things that are hard to find at the large stores.  They even have a place on their web page where customers can request specific items.

 

Yield: 35 large marshmallows

Oreo Marshmallows

Seven cube-shaped oreo marshmallows are scattered on a wooden platter. Each marshmallow has a dark chocolate base and top layer with a vanilla marshmallow layer sandwiched in between. The tops of the marshmallows are dusted with powdered sugar.

Ingredients

Oreo Layer 1

  • ½ cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup black cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup water (yes another one)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Vanilla layer

  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup water (yes another one)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Top Oreo layer

  • ½ cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup black cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup water (yes another one)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Dusting powder

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup corn starch

Instructions

Pan preparation

  1. Line a 13" x 9" pan with aluminum foil. I used one sheet that fit lengthwise and then put a second sheet that fit width wise over it (like a plus sign). When you push the two sheets into the pan, the edges line up in the corners with no wrinkles. It's OK if there's a little gap between the edges. You also want a couple of inches of aluminum foil to
    hang over the sides. This makes it easy to remove the marshmallow from the pan.
  2. Spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray. Also spray two spatulas with cooking spray.

Oreo layer 1

  1. Place gelatin, hot water, and black cocoa powder in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a wire whisk. Turn the mixer on low to combine the ingredients. (I leave the mixer on while I'm preparing the syrup).
  2. Put the remaining ingredients in a heavy medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium high heat until the sugar syrup reaches 240°F.
  3. Turn the mixer up to medium and slowly pour the hot sugar syrup into the bowl. (I pour it along the side to prevent splashing).
  4. Turn the mixer to its highest speed and whip the marshmallow until the bowl is just warm to the touch.
  5. Work quickly. Use one greased spatula to remove marshmallow from the wire whisk (you won't get all of it). Then use the other greased spatula to scrape the marshmallow out of the bowl as you pour it into the pan. Smooth the top if necessary.
  6. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the vanilla layer.

Vanilla layer

  1. Place unflavored gelatin, vanilla and hot water in the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a wire whisk. Turn the mixer on low. If you have marshmallow on your spatulas, you may need to clean them and spray again with cooking spray.
  2. Put the remaining ingredients in a heavy medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium high heat until the sugar syrup reaches 240°F.
  3. Turn the mixer up to medium and slowly pour the hot sugar syrup into the bowl. (I pour it along the side to prevent splashing).
  4. Turn the mixer to its highest speed and whip the marshmallow until the bowl is just warm to the touch.
  5. Work quickly. Use one greased spatula to remove marshmallow from the wire whisk (you won't get all of it). Then use the other greased spatula to scrape the marshmallow out of the bowl as you pour it on top of the bottom oreo layer. Smooth the top with a greased spatula if necessary.
  6. Put back in the refrigerator while you make the final layer.

Top Oreo layer

  1. Repeat the instructions for the bottom oreo layer.
  2. Pour on top of the vanilla layer and smooth with a spatula if necessary.

Dusting Powder

  1. Combine cornstarch and powdered sugar.
  2. Dust the tops of the marshmallows with the powder and let set overnight (this does not require refrigeration).
  3. Keep the rest of the powder in a sealed container for dusting the cut marshmallows.

Cutting the marshmallows

  1. Remove the marshmallows from the pan and carefully peel away the aluminum foil.
  2. Place the marshmallows dusted side down on a cutting board and dust the tops with dusting powder.
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut the marshmallows. If the marshmallow sticks to your knife, use a little cooking spray on the knife.
  4. I cut my marshmallows into five long strips and then cut each strip into cubes. I find it easiest if you use the extra dusting powder on the cutting board to rub the sides of the long strips after they are cut (so they are no longer sticky) and then to rub the cut ends as I go.

Notes

You will have extra dusting powder after you finish these marshmallows. I just keep some on hand for any time I make marshmallows. The marshmallows will keep for about a month in a sealed container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 46gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

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