Saturday, December 17, 2011

Caramel Marshmallows with Pecan and Coconut



Caramel Marshmallows with Pecan and Coconut
These are made with all Pecans and Caramel that came in a package. 

This is my favorite holiday Treat! Although I ave a slight allergy to Peanuts I have not yet found a problem with Coconut or Pecans, thankfully!



You can either make this by melting caramel candies and then roll them in the caramel then nuts or use this to make it with homemade Caramel.
If you are really interested in making this homemade you can make your own marshmallows also But you would have to look that recipe up. Read how to make them below:


Ingredients:
·         1 cup sugar
·         1 cup light corn syrup
·         1/2 cup cream
·         1/4 cup water
·         1 tbsp butter
·         1 tsp vanilla extract
·         1/8 tsp salt
·         16 large marshmallows
·         1 cup finely chopped nuts
·         1 cup toasted coconut
·         Paper or foil candy cups (or you can just place it on wax paper.

Also you may just use all coconut, all pecans or combine them.


First:
1.     Get your paper cups set out or a large piece of wax paper.  
2.     Mix the chopped nuts and coconut in a bowl and set it to the side.
Next choose one of these steps:
1.     Prepare the caramel by melting it according to the package directions. Or go to step 2.
2.     Make your own homemade Caramel.
1.     Place the sugar, water, cream, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat.
2.     Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves.
3.     Insert a candy thermometer and stir in the butter until melted.
4.     Continue to cook, stirring occasionally to prevent it from scorching on the bottom.
5.     Cook until the caramel reaches 235 degrees and remove from the heat.
6.      Stir in the vanilla and salt. Allow the caramel to stand for 10-15 minutes to thicken and cool to approximately 175 degrees.


Now a few more steps before we can eat them:
1.     Using a fork, dip a marshmallow half in the caramel and turn it over until it is completely covered. Remove the marshmallow from the caramel and roll it in the nuts continuing until it is covered. If the caramel becomes too cold to dip the marshmallows in, warm it up for a minute or two until it gets warm again. Place it on the candy cup or the wax paper and let it cool.

Finally: Enjoy!!! Make these once a year and you will have something to look forward to year after year at Christmas.



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2 comments:

Corids84 said...

Wow these look so yummy! Will you add this to my link party?

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I love following your blog!

Kelley said...

these sound simple and yummy!! :)

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