Candy Cane Marshmallow
Every year my daughters and I make plates of Xmas cookies to give out to teachers, family and friends. This candy cane marshmallow is one of those spur-of-the-moment concoctions we dreamed up together one night and came about as my daughter just loves anything peppermint, candy canes and marshmallow. So we tried to put all three together!
This Candy Cane Marshmallow recipe is dairy free, egg free, nut free and gluten free if you use gluten free icing sugar.
*Thanks to Edmonds for allowing me to publish their base marshmallow recipe which this concoction is adapted from.
To get the stripy effect, I painted the inside of a piping bag with stripes of red food colouring with a small paintbrush. Then I filled it with the white marshmallow. If you keep piping, the red effect will start to flow through.I pipe it in circular motions so it sits a bit higher, but it doesn’t really matter how you do it.
In our house, we just LOVE Christmas. I’m all about establishing traditions with my daughters and we have devised all these wacky, wonderful food creations which seem to begin earlier and earlier every year. My daughters all inherited a love of anything peppermint from my amazing Mum, and this peppermint candy cane-flavoured (as if they should be any other flavour! But apparently some people love tropical flavoured ones…yuk!) ice-cream with chocolate shards is pretty much the best thing about the start of the Christmas season.