Monday, May 31, 2010

A Winner...And A Little Something Sweet!

So today is the day we announce the winner of our Felt Necklace Giveaway! And the lucky winner is...#25 - Shannon! Congrats to her and thank you so much to everyone who not only entered our giveaway but read our little blog. It means the world to us!

For those of you who didn't win the necklace, we thought we'd have something to sweeten things up a bit: Homemade Marshmallow Fluff!! The store stuff is good, but (like so many things) homemade tastes so much better! And like most things we do around here, it is SO EASY!

Ingredients:
  • 3 egg whites (if you are nervous about using raw egg whites, powdered ones can be substituted)
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract (if you want different flavors, try different extracts. We want to try peppermint!)
In a large bowl, combine egg whites, corn syrup and salt; beat with mixer in high speed for 10 minutes or until thick. Then add in the powdered sugar; beat on low speed until blended. Finally, mix in vanilla until blended. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

This recipe makes a lot, but rumor has it it freezes beautifully - we wouldn't know because it doesn't last long around here. Especially when we make a double batch of Baked Perfection's S'more Cookie Bars! Try them - they are AMAZING!
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30 comments:

  1. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!
    We don't have marshmallow fluff in South Africa but I've tasted it before and I loved it!!!! Now I can make it!! =) Yippee!

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  2. Congratulations to Shannon on winning that cute necklace !! And that marshmellow fluff sounds yummy~ I can't wait to try it on those s'mores cookie bars !! Now I see what you've been busy baking the past few days : )
    LUVS~N~HUGS
    Benita

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  3. Thanks for the marshmallow fluff recipe, it will be handy to keep in my file. It would be so much better to use this, than the stuff from the store, which I refuse to buy.

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  4. This recipe is right up my alley! Thank you so much!!!

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  5. I totally have to try making this. Then I have to find my favorite fruit dip recipe. It's basically Fluff with cream cheese and it's killer on strawberries. I can't imagine how good it would taste with homemade fluff!

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  6. OK -- I just made it. I think I was a little heavy on the powdered sugar because it had that powdered sugar after-taste. I then doubled the vanilla and PERFECTION!!! Thank you so much. This is delic!!! I just had it on a couple of graham crackers and now I'm thinking that it would sure taste good on a piece of peach pie too!

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  7. I've always wondered how to make this & now I know!

    Stopping by to say hi from Made by You Mondays

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  8. Oh my heck! This looks absolutely delicious! And I bet it tastes soooo much better! Thanks for the recipe!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  9. You guys come up with so many fun ideas. Thanks!

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  10. That looks so good! I am going to try it soon!

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  11. OMGosh, these look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

    I came here via Take a Look Tuesday. Stop by and visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

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  12. Thanks for sharing! I posted today on edible crafts (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com).

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  13. that is a great recipe. I'd love to try it! I'm here with tot tuesdays! I'd love to have you visit me!

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  14. You're right, everything is better homemade! Thanks for the link to those s'more bars. They look delicious!

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  15. My husband LOVES marshmallow fluff and lately we have been making our own banana splits for dessert and he keeps telling me that he needs marshmallow fluff for topping - maybe I will surprise him and make some!

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  16. Surfed in from craftgossip....I never would have thought something so delicious could be so easy to make! This is definitely going in my recipe box. Fluffernutter sandwiches--here I come!!

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  17. Yum! I make homemade marshmallows all the time, but oddly enough I've never made homemade marshmallow fluff! I'm going to have to give it a go!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

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  18. mmmm. That looks so good. I went to that smore recipe too. I think I know what I'll be making for a treat this weekend! Thanks for sharing. I am visiting from Look What I Made. Come by my blog and say hi sometime.

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  19. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe :)

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  20. You are my kind of women. This is going on the "make as soon as kids are out of school" list. Thanks!

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  21. You had me at "marshmallow fluff"......Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday this week!
    Hugs!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    wwwlbratina.blogspot.com

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  22. Yummy! Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 party.

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  23. I can't wait to try this!
    Stop by and visit me sometime!
    http://songberries.blogspot.com

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  24. UMMMM YUMMMMMM! In Maryland it is typical to put marshmallow fluff on snowballs in the summer. I love it so much I pay extra to have it in the middle and on top! glad I saw this on beyond the picket fence

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  25. Yummm! Thanks for sharing & linking up to my party this week. I had no idea it was so easy to make!

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  26. I have a frosting that's similar to this recipe. It does have you beat the egg whites in a double broiler so I've never worried about the raw eggs! Can't wait to try it (I love Marshmallows!

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  27. These are recipes are awesome, I will be linking!! Thanks.

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  28. Oooh, this looks great! We've made homemade marshmallows often but never marshmallow cream. As far as the marshmallows go, some of our favorite flavors were vanilla bean, peppermint (as you suggested), chocolate and herbal mint (which we made using instant Ricola Tea--available on Amazon). They're good in cocoa, hot tea and coffee of course but we used them in all sorts of crazy confections! I can imagine the peppermint marshmallow cream being very tasty over hot, fresh brownies!

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  29. I will try this as a filling for whoopies, I think. Thank you very much for sharing this. Did not know that I could easily make this myself. I looked for kosher marshmallow fluff, but found it very expensive. So, this is great!

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  30. I LOVE s'mores! I am going to have to try these cookie bars, stat!

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