Hey guys! It’s Ro. It is the holiday season, and I wanted to make a themed treat. I was out shopping And I found the cutest little thing- I had been craving some hot cocoa and marshmallows and these are snowflake shaped marshmallows and they come in a little pack I found these at Sur La Table And I thought, “Hmm.. Not everyone has a Sur La Table by them,” so I wanted to show you how to make these at home. I just thought these were a really cute treat idea- or they could make a really cute gift. I also found these mugs at the store [Gasp] Look at this! You could make the little marshmallow hot cocoa toppers, and then put them in a cute mug! [Amazed gasp] So today we are gonna be making holiday Marshmallow hot cocoa toppers. Yum yum yum. The things you’ll need to make these holiday Marshmallow hot cocoa toppers will be: 1 and 1/4 cup of light corn syrup, 3/4 cup of water, 3 cups of sugar, 4 packets of powdered gelatin, an additional measurement of 3/4 cup of water, some powdered sugar for dusting, a pinch of salt, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Then, to decorate: a mini snowflake cookie cutter, a 3 inch circle cookie cutter, some extra powdered sugar for coating the marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and some orange gummy candies. First step to making homemade marshmallows: pour one of the measurements of 3/4 cup of water and your powdered gelatin into a medium-sized bowl. Now, gently mix with a spoon to make sure it’s all wet. [Stirring and singing “doo doo doo”]. Set it off to the side for About 5 minutes and allow it to bloom. Next in front of me I have: light corn syrup, the second measurement of water, and some sugar. Pour all of these into a Medium-sized sauce pot. Then using a spatula, mix together till there’s no more dry sugar And then we’ll take the pot over to the stove. Turn the stove heat to medium-high and place the candy thermometer Into the pot. Cook the sugar syrup until it reaches 238 degrees (Fahrenheit), then take the pot back to the baking station. Our sugar syrup is ready, It’s fresh, hot off the stove, so be careful It’s still very hot. Our gelatin mixture has bloomed, so pour this all into a mixing bowl- looks so funny- Whoops, then close this, lock it in place I’m gonna turn the stand mixer on a low speed and while it mixes, Slowly pour in the hot sugar mixture. Once It’s mixed for a few minutes, add the salt, and crank it up to a high speed for a few more minutes This is gonna turn into a liquid to like a fluffy meringue. It’s gonna be pretty cool I’ve mixed for about eight minutes now add your vanilla, and mix again on a low speed Just until combined. [Amazed] Oooh Look at that, hello marshmallow And once your marshmallow mixture is ready, Pour it into a cookie sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper and make sure you’ve sprayed it with a bunch of baking spray So that the marshmallows easily pop out. Once you’ve spread out your marshmallows, we’re gonna Let it sit out at room temperature for three hours, so you can watch a couple holiday movies! (Singing) OOO Yes after you’ve let the marshmallows set, now’s the fun part It’s time to make it snow! Using some powdered sugar, Cover the whole work surface because you don’t want the marshmallow to stick to the table And then it snow let it snow let it snow Take your pan of marshmallows and flip it over right on top of the powdered sugar It’s gonna come out cuz I’ve greased the pan you just gotta, wait be a little patient Give it a little jiggle; let gravity do its thing (Humming) (Humming “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”) (Gasp) Hello fresh marshmallows! (Inhales) Mmm, yum. I just finished greasing my hands so that they won’t stick. Now just cut out a bunch of shapes I’m gonna be cutting out a bunch of circles for the snowmen and then I’m gonna place it right over here on the surface That’s covered with powdered sugar so won’t stick and little mini snowflakes (Singing) Once you have all your snowflakes cut out, you want to make sure all sides are covered in powdered sugar, so that all of the Sticky marshmallow is covered. I put my little snowflakes over here off to the side then in front of me I want to show you how to decorate a couple little snowman Faces. The reason we’re using a three inch cookie cutter is because it’s the perfect size to fit on the top of the mug so Imagine you have some hot cocoa and then a cute little snowman marshmallow to go on top! (Gasp) Yes, and you curl, but you watch all of your holiday movies Yes. I did not put powdered sugar on the top of their faces yet because I wanted these little candies to stick easily. Take two mini chocolate chips (Hums while eating chocolate chips) Then five on the bottom for his mouth Oops. Then for the iconic snowman carrot nose, We have some orange gummies and cut them up like I did here then just stick one in the middle So cute and there you have it- we made holiday marshmallow hot cocoa toppers, we made homemade marshmallows and little snowflakes and snowmen. Ooo Hope you guys enjoyed this video and this recipe and a bunch of pictures will be on rosannapansino.com Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, so you can check it out there And if you guys make this recipe-please take a picture and send it to me. I love seeing your baking creations, especially when they’re adorable little snowmen! Look at- (gasp) Look how cute! I can’t! If you have any other ideas for any other video, let me in the comments below And now I’m gonna have one of these for me I filled my cup with a little hot cocoa, gonna put him right on top and let ’em melt. (Gasp) Yes It’s melting it’s melting, and it is the cutest thing in the world! Look at this: it fits perfectly on top. Alright, that’s it for the video. I hope you enjoyed it. Buh bye! And Happy Holidays!