These marshmallows. Oi Vey! Let me tell you about these boozy marshmallows. They took me 4 batches to get right. 4! After my first 2 batches failed, stubborn as I am, I refused to quit until I figured them out. And finally, after almost a whole dang bottle of corn syrup, I made the fluffiest most delicious boozy marshmallows. The perfect addition to a cup of hot cocoa and or Saturday morning coffee.
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Hot chocolate bombs are all the rage right now but if I’m gonna splurge on a fun and fancy drink you can bet your right thumb it’s gonna be a hot chocolate with a splash of Carolans, Baileys, or some other type of delicious holiday liqueur. So why not combine the two and create fun boozy marshmallows fit for the holidays. I had a bottle of Carolans on hand so I went with that. But you should be able to sub in any other liqueur. If you do, let me know which one you went with! Topped with a chocolate Caralons ganache drizzle and Christmas sprinkles…these boozy marshmallows are everything naughty and nice this year. 😉
In the bowl of a stand mixer pour in ¼ cup of water and sprinkle the gelatin powder over top. Set aside.
In a small pot combine ¼ cup of water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Allow to boil for 1 minute and do not stir. Remove from the heat.
With the whisk attachment give the gelatin water mixture a whisk on low one or two times to break up any clumps. With the mixer on low slowly and gently pour in the hot sugar mixture.
Once the mixture is fully added slowly turn the mixer up to high speed and allow to mix for 10-12 minutes. The marshmallow batter will grow and become thick and glossy.
Add in the Carolans liqueur and mix briefly until combined.
With a spatula transfer, the marshmallow batter into the prepared loaf pan quickly as the mixture gets sticky fast. Cover directly on the top surface of the marshmallow with a piece of saran wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Use this saran wrap to gently spread the marshmallow out even.
Allow to fully cool for at least 3 hours and up to 12 hours.
Remove the marshmallows from the loaf pan onto a cutting board that has been generously dusted with icing sugar. Cut the marshmallow into 8 individual marshmallows and gently dust each side with icing sugar. Place aside while preparing Carolans chocolate ganache.
Carolans Chocolate Ganache
In a microwave-safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and the liqueur. Heat in 30-second intervals until fully melted and smooth, stirring after each interval. Allow to cool slightly.
With a spoon or piping bag drizzle the chocolate ganache over each marshmallow and immediately top with festive sprinkles.
Store marshmallows in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. Enjoy!