Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

1 packet unflavored gelatin (2 1/2 tsp)

1/3 c water for gelatin, plus 1/4 c water 

1 c sugar


1.  In the bowl you plan to use with the electric whisk, sprinkle the gelatin over 1/3 c of water. Let gelatin soften and sit for 5 min.

2. In a saucepan, heat 1/4 c water and sugar until sugar is dissolved and mixture registers 238 degrees, or soft ball stage, on a candy thermometer.

3. Pour sugar into gelatin mixture. Whisk by hand using the whisk attachment a few times to cool the mixture slightly. Then, attach the whisk and beat on medium high until soft peaks form, about 10 minutes.

4. Transfer marshmallow to pastry bag and begin piping.


Notes:

For Chicks and Bunnies: Use Tip #11

Pipe chick in two stages. 1- the body ending with tail. 2- the head ending with beak

Pipe bunnies in 5 stages. 1- round mound for body. 2- round in front for head. 3- smaller round in back for tail. 4 and 5 - two ears.

For Stars: Tip 1M