Monday, February 1, 2010

Munchie Monday: from hensforth on.......

So in thinking of things to write about, one thing that has always been high on the list is my many recipes. I love healthy food that tastes not only great, but looks and smells that way too :). As many people already know, sometimes "healthy" foods mean tasteless and resembling cardboard. I have made it my mission to eat well and taste well too! SO, without further adieu, I give you the first of my special recipes, which I decided on In honor of Valentines Day, which is fast approaching. Whip this up in a half hour and enjoy it the rest of the day!

Pink Raspberry Agave Marshmallows


1 cup agave
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp raspberry flavoring
6 T water
1/4 tsp salt
2 drops red food coloring (optional)


Boil agave on stove top, stirring occasionally.

Warm water in microwave for 1 minute or less (depending on the microwave) and dissolve both packets of gelatin in it, stirring out any chunks.

Pour agave into mixing bowl.

Add in gelatin mixture, (and color)

Beat with electric whisk for 10 to 15 minutes, till frothy and light light pink (if using color)

Dust square pan with powdered sugar, flour, or (for best quality) cornstarch.

Pour marshmallow cream into pan and leave to set.

(If you cant wait, throw it in the freezer for 15 minutes!)
(also, if you need it for marshmallow crispies or whatever, instead of pouring into pan, mix in other ingredients and then set in pan)

When completely set, slice in squares and dust with more cornstarch, and serve.

I bet you cant tell the difference, they taste and feel EXACTLY like ones made with corn syrup!

There you have it, a tasty guilt free Valentines treat!

Happy Munching!


1 Sweet Talkers:

Missy-Ellen said...

Ooooh, looks so yummy! Gorgeous blog, love the background, so fun!