DIY Mini Ghost Peeps
Ingredients
Necessary Tools
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ tsp unflavored grass-fed gelatin (where to buy)
  • ⅓ cup cold filtered water plus ¼ cup filtered water
  • ¾ cup organic cane sugar (where to buy)
  • 1 Tbl vanilla extract
  • ½ cup homemade powdered sugar (recipe and directions below)
  • 1 Tbl cocoa powder (where to buy)
  • ½ - 1 tsp filtered water
  • butter or coconut oil to smear on the bottom of a pan so the parchment paper sticks
Instructions
To Make Mini Ghost Peeps
  1. In a sauce pan, on medium heat, add ⅓ cup water, sugar, and vanilla; stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved
  2. Place your candy thermometer in your sauce pan and wait until the mixture reaches the "softball" stage (235ºF)
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl (if you're using a stand mixer, the bowl that comes with it works perfectly) add gelatin and ¼ cup water; let stand
  4. Once your sugary syrup has reached the softball stage, slowly pour the mixture into the bowl while blending on low speed. Work quickly because the syrup will harden.
  5. Once you've added all the syrup, blend on high until the mixture becomes marshmallow fluff (make sure to taste test the deliciousness)
  6. Pour/scoop marshmallow fluff into your parchment lined pan and lightly sprinkle the "powdered" sugar on top
  7. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours to let it set
  8. Grab a plate and sprinkle remaining powdered sugar on it -- this will be your sugar coating station
  9. Grab your mini ghost cookie cutter and "cut" marshmallow. You may have to move it back and forth so it breaks away from the rest of the marshmallow
  10. Once you have released the ghost from the main marshmallow, take your finger and push the ghost through. It's best to push the side that already has sugar on it (the top) so you minimize the stickiness.
  11. Coat the marshmallow thoroughly and place to the side; repeat until marshmallow has been exhausted.
To make powdered sugar
  1. Take one cup of organic cane sugar and 1 Tbl arrowroot powder and blend in a food processor. I blended mine for about 5-7 minutes. Since we're making peeps, we don't necessarily want a powdered sugar -- just a lightly blended sugar so the crystals become small.
Recipe by Naturally Loriel at http://www.naturallyloriel.com/harvest-fresh-aloe-make-aloe-juice-video/