Strawberry Marshmallow
 
Makes 12
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup (160 grams) water, divided
  • 2 (0.25-ounce) envelopes (14 grams) unflavored gelatin
  • 1¼ cups (250 grams) granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup (226 grams) light corn syrup
  • 1½ cups (24 grams) freeze-dried strawberries, powdered (see pro tip)
  • ½ cup (60 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup (32 grams) cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray. Generously dust with confectioners’ sugar.*
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, stir together ⅓ cup (80 grams) water and gelatin; let stand until softened, about 10 minutes.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, and remaining ⅓ cup (80 grams) water. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved and a candy thermometer registers 240°F (116°C), about 6 minutes.
  4. With mixer on low speed, slowly drizzle hot sugar mixture into gelatin mixture, beating just until combined. Increase mixer speed to medium, and beat until mixture begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Increase mixer speed to high, and beat until mixture turns very thick, white, and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Beat in freeze-dried strawberries. Spoon marshmallow mixture into prepared pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, sift together confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch. Dust top of marshmallow mixture with confectioners’ sugar mixture, and flatten with hands. Let set for at least 2 hours or overnight. Cut into pieces with a wet knife, and toss in confectioners’ sugar mixture. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Notes
*If using Strawberry Marshmallow in Crispy Strawberry Treats or Chocolate-Covered Ginger Cookies, this step is not necessary. Make the Strawberry Marshmallow recipe to the point of placing in a pan, and use it in the desired recipe instead.

PRO TIP:
To make powdered freeze-dried strawberries, place freeze-dried strawberries in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until reduced to a powder.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/crispy-strawberry-treats/