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shannoninstlouis Aug 28, 2007 01:21 PM

To anyone who has made homemade marshmallows. How well do these keep? I'm thinking of making some to be mailed to a friend, but it will still be warm outside and I'm afraid they won't keep well. Any thoughts?

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    barnrust Aug 31, 2007 12:19 PM

    Dust the marshmallows (all sides) with a generous amount of powdered sugar. This has worked for me in the past.

    1. HillJ Aug 30, 2007 03:00 PM

      I like to dust with rice flour to keep homemade mallows from sticking.

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        caphill2320 Aug 30, 2007 01:57 PM

        I made a whole bunch as Xmas gifts this year and I concur with the plastic bag idea. I dusted with powdered sugar though.

        1. MeffaBabe Aug 30, 2007 05:17 AM

          I have made marshmellow before and I think as long as you store it in a seal tight plastic container and really dust the outsides/sides/top/bottom with corn starch you should be fine. The cornstarch will absorb any moister and not add any flavor.

          I have used toasted coconut lined in the bottom of my pan prior to pouring in my hot marshmellow then topped with an additional layer of toasted coconut. Make sure you have a really thick layer on the bottom of the pan - it helps with getting it out of the pan also.

          1. teamuse Aug 29, 2007 11:09 AM

            I made homemade marshmellows a couple of months ago- I don't think they will melt, especially if you let them sit out for an hour or so before packing them (to harden them a bit, but not completely) but if anything I would 2nd day that package and keep it airtight.

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